Cape Town Police say several people have been taken in for questioning following the kidnapping of eight-year-old Abirah Dekhta.

She was rescued from a shack in Town Two, Khayelitsha, on Monday evening.

This follows joint operations by the SAPS members from various specialised units and the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement officials utilising state of the art technology to locate her.

The young girl was abducted while on her way to school in Rylands almost two weeks ago.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg says the case is ongoing.

“The intelligence-led integrated operation saw forces descending on the township where the young girl was found. She has since been sent to a doctor for a medical assessment. Meanwhile, investigations into the crime of kidnapping continue with police detectives currently questioning several individuals with a view to apprehending the perpetrators of the crime”.

Meanwhile, Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen, has praised the law enforcement agencies for reuniting the young with her family.

“As of Monday SAPS and law enforcement agencies were still investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. Several individuals are being questioned, I trust that we will soon to get to the bottom of this matter”.