Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, the JMPD and police are raiding a hijacked building in the CBD in search of a kidnapped 13-year-old girl.
It's understood the child has been missing for three weeks and her father believes she's being held by drug lords in Central Johannesburg.
This is the latest incident to raise alarm about the safety of women and children in the country following rapes and murders in various parts of Gauteng.
Mayor spokesperson Tony Tarverna-Turisan said: “We are currently in the building and it’s in a deplorable state. We went inside the building and we’ve removed everyone from the building. We are with the parents and we are praying that they will be able to find her.”