South Africa: An unnamed Zimbabwean man has been arrested and detained in South Africa in connection with the disappearance and abduction of a 10-year-old Limpopo girl.

The man only referred as a Zimbabwean national has been arrested and will be charged with child stealing after a 10-year-old girl was allegedly taken from her home in Louis Trichardt on Saturday and found in Musina in the man’s company, local Limpopo police spokesperson told reporters.

According to reports, the young girl managed to get away from her alleged abductor at about 2pm yesterday on Christmas day and then informed members of the public about her situation.

The members of the community then swiftly arrested the Zimbabwean man and handed him over to police, it has been reported.

A hospital statement confirmed that no harm was done to the child who has since been discharged.

“The motive for the incident is not known at this stage but all possibilities are being investigated,” the statement said.

More details follow…