No place like home

The country was delighted by the reunion of Lesley Mhlanga with his mother, Neria, after he was kidnapped outside his home a month ago.

The country was delighted by the reunion of Lesley Mhlanga with his mother, Neria, after he was kidnapped outside his home a month ago.

Dogged police work led to this happy ending and also the arrest of two suspects. We applaud the police refusal to give up on the child.

It is a mystery why women kidnap children. It is a devastating act that should be punished to the full extent of the law.

That said, parents should play a more visible role in the supervision of their children.

Children should be told repeatedly that they should not talk to strangers and that they should report all approaches by strangers.

These measures will hopefully keep our children from these dastardly predators.

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