A 25-year-old woman from Cape Town is currently being held in a Chinese detention facility for not having the correct traveling documents at hand.
Sasha Redman left the country in September last year to take up the opportunity of teaching Chinese children English.
According to reports, Redman did not have the correct work and traveling documents at hand, at the time of her arrest.
Candice Erasmus, the girl’s mother, is now calling on the government to assist the family.
The family is currently in contact with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco).
Meanwhile, Erasmus told the media that over R100 000 is needed for a lawyer, with the hope of bringing her daughter back home.
Redman is not the first South African to be arrested for not having the necessary documents to teach in a foreign country.
Several young men and women have been arrested or have returned back to the shores of South Africa, over the past few years, due to similar matters.
In many cases, due to foreign schools not providing the necessary documents or permits, in time, at the time of their (teachers) arrival. (Deen Times)