Gran’s hellish wait before ‘snatched’ teen is dumped at mall

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Gran’s hellish wait before ‘snatched’ teen is dumped at mall

Times Select was with the boy’s family in the hours before his two-day ordeal came to a dramatic end

Noxolo Majavu and Naledi Shange

Jane climbs into the front seat of the Times Select car, as we rush to the Maponya Mall. There had been news of her grandson, who had been missing, presumed kidnapped, for two days.

But the gogo didn’t know what news awaited her once she arrived, as reporters offered words of encouragement during the drive.

We had been with Jane and her family at their home in Meadowlands, Soweto, on Wednesday morning as fears for the safety of the 14-year-old were at their highest...

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