De Jager has since been reunited with her family. After undergoing numerous medical tests, she was found to have been unharmed.
"The country is burning, women are being murdered & children are being kidnapped. But that was just today. The crime in South Africa is OUT OF CONTROL! The country we love is falling apart. You need to do something. Today. Now," reads part of the petition.
On social media, calls for a nationwide shutdown in protest against government inaction saw thousands comment on crime in the country.