Abductions in South Africa: “There is always a part of me that died that day”

photo credits, Daniela Casetti

After a sharp rise in the number of kidnappings in recent years, South Africa has one of the highest kidnapping rates in the world, as Mpho Lakaje reports from Johannesburg.

Lesego Tau didn’t panic at first when a stranger opened the back door of his gray Mercedes C-Class and got in.

She had parked outside a Johannesburg mall and was focused on texting a friend before picking up some items for a meeting that evening.

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