BREAKING NEWS: Kombi driver arrested after kidnapping 22 ECD pupils

The kombi at Macheke police

In a startling incident that unfolded yesterday afternoon, at least 22 pupils from David Livingstone Primary School were reportedly kidnapped by a kombi driver who regularly transported them from school to their homes in Kuwadzana. The pupils, belonging to the Early Childhood Development (ECD) A and B classes, were fortunately found safe after a motorist discovered them when the kombi ran out of fuel in Macheke.

According to The Herald, the concerned motorist stumbled upon the distressed children and immediately halted his vehicle to assess the situation. It was then that he realized the seriousness of the matter and promptly reported it to the police, who swiftly arrived at the scene to intervene.

Police have since arrested the driver while the children were referred to Marondera Hospital for medical examination.

Investigations revealed that some parents in Kuwadzana had been paying the driver to drop off and pick up the children at the school for a long time.

The children were reportedly picked up from school at around midday.

It was however still not clear about the motive behind the kidnapping case as police are still interviewing the driver.

Police are yet to issue a detailed statement about the case.

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