‘Kidnapped’ Johannesburg pupil reunited with his mom at Soweto mall


    The Johannesburg pupil who was allegedly kidnapped outside his school two days ago has been found.

    TimesLIVE is on the scene with the family of the 14-year-old boy.

    His parents are at Maponya Mall in Soweto, where the boy was found.

    The grade 8 pupil was allegedly abducted on Monday while waiting for transport at the gate of the school, east of Johannesburg, the Gauteng education department said earlier on Wednesday.

    “Subsequently, it is alleged that a ransom of about R5m had been demanded for his release,” said department spokesperson Steve Mabona.

    Police were alerted and are investigating.