Man set alight in Parkwood after wrongfully accused of Kidnapping

 Cape Town communities are reeling with anger, and uneased by the recent rise of alleged abduction and kidnapping cases.

Several man, woman and woman have reportedly gone missing among them are 34 year old Shireen Essop, a wife and the mother of a 2-year-old son, was last seen leaving her work place, Dairy Mart, in Weltevreden Road at about 2pm on May 23, while homeward-bound.

Two sister 21 year Kimberly Mubaiwa, and 17 Vanessa Mubaiwa last seen getting into unknown white vehicle as they were on their to the library in Manenberg.

And 3-month-old Kai-isha Maniers, snatched from her mother at a a supermarket in bishop Lavis. This also includes 13 Zoe Jamie-Lee Joshua and 17 year old Ali Abuker.

In the past three days law enforcement officials stated that they have responded to at least three violent incidents in Hanover Park, Parkwood and Tafelsig where residents took the law into their own hands, executing vigilante justice on alleged would-be child abductors.

On Tuesday morning, an unidentified man believed to be innocent, was beaten and set alight after he was accused of kidnapping two young girls in Parkwood.

Police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi said Grassy Park police are investigating murder.

by Everngelista Muza