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A Midrand student is missing, feared kidnapped, The Sowetan reported on Tuesday.
Philasandre Ngum, 19, was thought to have been abducted at the Boulders shopping centre on May 3, the newspaper reported.
Her mother, Catherine Ngum, reportedly opened a missing person's case, distributed flyers and reviewed security footage from the mall showing her daughter entering, but not leaving.
The Sowetan reported that she received a phone call, on her daughter's cellphone, on May 11, from a man demanding R1 500 for her daughter's safe release.
After she paid the ransom into her daughter's bank account, the man phoned her again and said he would let her daughter speak to her and would release her, but this did not happen.
The newspaper reported that he called again on May 13 and said he would not release her because she had threatened him. No contact had been made since then.
Constable Matome Tlamela told The Sowetan the teenager was still missing, that there were no suspects and investigations were continuing. - Sapa