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Teenage girls fake their kidnapping and demand ransom so they can party for five days

By Mason White 9:55 AM September 24, 2014
Slindile Hlela and Mpilo Molefe 

By: Aarav Sen
Two teenage girls put their family through sleepless nights after they pretended to have been kidnapped for five days.

The 14-year-old girls also demanded ransom from their families so that they have spending money.

Slindile Hlela and her cousin, Mpilo Molefe of Johannesburg, South Africa, disappeared from their hometown of Jeppestown.

During that time, Nosipho Khowane, the mother of Hlela, received a call from a man who was cursing and threatening to kill the girls if she did not send him R500 (about $45).

The mother panicked and agreed to his demands. She put the money into a bank account after which the children were “freed.”

The teens had been away for five days, having a good time at their friend’s house in Sebokeng. They used the “ransom” money for tattoos.

The girls reportedly said that they wanted to join a friend for her birthday party, but were afraid to ask permission. They also said that they realize how much stress their actions have caused for their families, and promised that they will never do it again.