Masked Men Seize Student on her Way Home From Shabani Primary School
In a shocking incident that unfolded on June 8, a student at Shabani Primary School in Zvishavane narrowly escaped a kidnapping attempt by two masked men. The perpetrators seized the minor as she was making her way home and forcibly tried to shove her into their vehicle.
Timely Intervention by Another Vehicle Saves the Day
Zimlive reports that thanks to a timely intervention by another vehicle, the child was eventually released, but not without enduring a traumatic experience. The school’s headmistress, known only as Matutu, recently revealed the harrowing incident in a letter addressed to parents, emphasizing the need for increased vigilance and safety measures.
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Increased Vigilance Urged by School Head
Matutu pleaded with parents to make sure their children were safe outside the schoolyard. In her letter, she stated,
“In light of the above near tragedy, the school is advising all parents to seriously consider the safety of their children to and from school, and ensure you find reliable and reputable transporters. For learners that walk to school, may you ensure you accompany them to and from school.”
Concerns Mount as Investigation Continues
The incident has left the community on edge, with many expressing their deep concern for the well-being of their own children. The local police spokesperson, Emmanuel Mahoko, was not immediately available for comment, leaving residents anxious for updates on the ongoing investigation.
Vigilance and Proactivity Encouraged
As the authorities work tirelessly to ensure the safety of the community, it is crucial for parents and guardians to remain vigilant and proactive. The resilience displayed by the brave pupil in escaping the clutches of her would-be captors serves as a reminder of the importance of fostering a culture of safety and security for children. This incident serves as a stark warning and a call to action for parents to take immediate steps to safeguard their children in an increasingly unpredictable world.