Negotiators the unseen heroes in Amy’Leigh abduction drama

06 September 2019 - 08:00 By JEFF WICKS
Amy'Leigh de Jager was kidnapped outside her primary school on Monday morning.
Amy'Leigh de Jager was kidnapped outside her primary school on Monday morning.
Image: Quentin Venter via Facebook

Hostage negotiators charged with ensuring the safe return of Amy’Leigh de Jager would have spent hours on an emotional tightrope, second-guessing their decisions as her life hung in the balance.

Their unseen but critical brinkmanship played out in a nondescript office at the Vanderbijlpark police station, in the eye of an “emotional storm”.

 

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