Specialist investigator, Mike Bolhuis, has warned young people to stay away from dating sites, saying they’ve become a haven for criminals.
It is reported that his kidnappers used a dating app called, Grindr, to lure the teenager and later demanded ransom of R30 000 for the boy’s safe release.
Seven men have been arrested over the crime.
Bolhuis says such kidnappings are difficult to investigate because the criminals hide behind stolen identities.
Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza