Thursday, May 17, 2007

South African boy rescued after 13 years in captivity!!



















The boy, known as Bongani, according to BBC online, was held in a dark room for the last 13 years in a dark room in house in Durban, South Africa, and there's reason to believe that he may have been indecently assaulted while he was held captive.

The Durban police has been searching for his family, whom he doesn't seem to remember much about since he last saw them when he was just five years old. The young man seems to be traumatised and horrified by bright lights and can only respond to questions asked once the ligths are switched off. Read more.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's insane!!

Pink-satin said...

that tough o..poor kid..it would take a while 4 him to integrate back into society have been kidnapped for 13 yrs and kept in a dark room....what was the motive for d kidnap

Shabaka said...

I know. Actually the police are still investigating the case. Will keep you posted.

Shabaka said...

According to some sources, the boy had been kept as a sex slave and his daily screams of pain emerging from the house he was kept in ended when neighbors decided to find out what was going on. The case is still being investigated and the now 18 years-old young man is being closely monitored by his social worker Arlene Muller.