Brave Durban woman saves 16-year-old girl from abduction by Indian man
Brave Durban woman saves 16-year-old girl from abduction by an Indian man
A Durban based woman narrates how she saved a 16-year-old girl from being abducted an Indian man at the mall. The man who is a complete stranger lured the girl to his car and the Good Samaritan chipped in at the right moment.
The heartbroken and shaken woman took to Twitter to narrate how she saved the young girl from a stranger who claimed to “need help with something in his car”.
I’m shaking. So I’m in my car at the mall and I see an Indian man walking with a very young girl. I look at them and I immediately fell off. I see them walking towards his car & I decide that NO man I can’t keep quiet. I call the girl & pretend to be asking something.
She called the young girl pretending that she knew her from somewhere and asked her age and her relationship with the man.
First I pretend as I know her so this man won’t suspect anything. Then I ask her how old she is, she says she’s 16. I ask her how she knows this man, she says she doesn’t know him. She says she just came from the bank & he told her he wanted her to help him with something.
The girl was ignorant of the kind of help the stranger needed in his car.
Ngimbuze ngithi yini leyo that he needs help with & she says she doesn’t know yet because he wasn’t clear. She says she got scared but didn’t know what to do so she said okay. A lady parks next to me & overhears this conversation & now we are both alarmed.
She decided to confront the Indian man who gave her a meaningless response and wanted to drive off.
So I tell this girl to get Into my car while we go ask this man what he apparently needs “help” with from a little girl child when there’s so many people in the bank and so many other grown adults around the mall. As we approach him to starts his car and wants to speed off, but I stop him by standing behind the car ngoba we needed to reverse first.
Now this man is very agitated & pissed off. I lie & pretend she’s my sister & ask her what he want from her & why he’s taking her to his car. He says she’s the one that told him she wanted to go with him after that he drives off.
This little is shaking now, ngoba uthi she didn’t know what to do. I’m crying because we all know how her life would’ve ended today. Ngyambonga unkulunkulu for giving me the strength to even call out to her before he left with her. I took her safely to the rank I’m typing this nje I’m shaking. I took his number plate but I’m glad I won’t need it.
A lesson to all South Africans, be each other’s keepers’ Lets educate our young girls.
Guys please, let’s REITERATE to our little sisters and girl children EVERYDAY the importance of not talking to, or worse, getting into cars with strangers. They don’t know any better I’m sobbing because I know we would have been retweeting her pretty young face with a ‘missing’ headline. We ALL know how her story was going to end.
Gender-Based Violence and abduction of women cases are on the rise it is essential that community and family leaders take time to engage in awareness campaigns to prevent such cases. The public is urged to be vigilant and defend vulnerable children against abductors. It is advised to contact the police or any security personnel nearby.
1. Yho I’m shaking. So I’m in my car at the mall and I see an Indian man walking with a very very young girl.
I look at them and I immediately feel off. I see them walking towards his car & I decide that NO man I can’t keep quiet. I call the girl & pretend to be asking something
— marie laveau (@phumla_em) August 3, 2020