Thursday, 17 September 2020
Bloemfontein: Following recent posts on social media, the Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in the Free State, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane has highlighted the seriousness with which human trafficking and other closely related crimes are being dealt with by the SAPS as well as the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks).
Reports in Bloemfontein where two girls were supposedly kidnapped in Universitas, the other one almost kidnapped in Willows, and the other lady allegedly forcefully dragged into a car in a mall parking lot, as well as endless reports of suspicious vehicles seen tailing girls or women have been circulating widely in social platforms yesterday.
Unfortunately none of these incidents were reported to the police, and no missing persons were reported within the mentioned period.
“People need to remember that whatever the circumstances, such incidents must be reported immediately to the police and there is no waiting period for such a matter to get reported,”said Lt General Motswenyane.
“We have also deployed operatives on the ground to detect and monitor any suspicious activities.” she added.
The SAPS therefore appealing to anyone who may have information on these crime categories, before, during or after they are committed, to contact the SAPS on our Crime Stop number 086 00 10111.
Information may also be communicated via the MySAPS App, an application which can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android.
All information will be treated with strictest confidence and callers may remain anonymous.