Police had still not located the stowaways at the time of publishing. Picture: Supplied

Durban - Two men - believed to be Tanzanian stowaways - made a daring bid for freedom by leaping into the Durban harbour at the weekend.
 
It is understood that the pair were earlier apprehended aboard a vessel that was docked in the harbour, on Sunday morning.
 
It is unclear how long they had been there for.
 
They were detained by security until officers from the SAPS arrived.
 
As they were being escorted off to the wharfside, the men both leapt into the water and escaped into the storm water tunnel system that runs below the city.
 
Officers from the SAPS Search and Rescue unit were called out to search for them but as of Sunday afternoon, the men had still not been located.
 
Meanwhile, a child who was allegedly kidnapped in the Umbilo area on November 16, has been found. She was found alive this morning in Verulam area by members of a security company, said police spokesman Lt Col Thulani Zwane. 
 
“The child will be taken for medical check-ups before reuniting her with her family. A case of kidnapping is still under investigation,” said Zwane.

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