Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Kidnapped mother and child found, suspect arrested

By Tando Mfengwana
16 May 2007

After a focussed investigation police have arrested the suspect in connection with the kidnapping of a mother and her child in Maclear in the Eastern Cape.

The police’s investigation led them to Maclear where both the victim and her child were found.

Thirty-five-year-old, Nomazwe Bethiwe, and 5-year-old Okuhle were taken hostage at gun-point by a male at NY111 next to New Rest in Gugulethu on 13 November 2006.

”The mother and child are departing the Eastern Cape this evening and will be arriving tomorrow morning,” said police spokesperson Captain Elliot Sinyangana.

The suspect has been arrested on charges of abduction and kidnapping and currently at Maclear police station holding cells, he said.

The suspect will leave the Eastern Cape tomorrow and will arrive on Friday.

"Shortly on arrival he will be taken to the Athlone magistrate court,” Sinyangana said.

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