Tuesday, December 13, 2022

More charges to added against seven man accused of Abirah Dekhta's kidnapping

 Seven men implicated in the kidnapping of eight-year-old Abirah Dekhta in Gatesville are due back  in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

They're facing charges of kidnapping and extortion. This is after the grade 4 learner was rescued from a shack in Khayelitsha last month, nearly two weeks after she was snatched from her scholar transport vehicle.

Initially police had confirmed that nine people were expected to appear in court, however only seven people were charged. The men were apprehended after police received a tip-off on their location. The suspects were found in and around the shack where Dekhta had been held captive, in Khayelitsha's Town Two. 

The seven suspects face more charges, including child pornography. Meanwhile a Gatesville community leader has also started an online petition, calling on the courts to deny bail.

by Everngelista Muza

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