Monday, March 29, 2021

A foreign national kidnapped and rescued in Langa with 10 arrested

10 people connected to the kidnapping of a 49 year man have been arrested over the weekend- this follows after the Cape Town police successfully extracted the man from the clutches of a gang who took him captive on the morning of Thursday 25 March before demanding a substantial ransom for his safe return.

Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said the unidentified victim was a foreign national. The man was said to have been detained to Voortrekker Road after he was robbed of a substantial amount of cash and a cell phone.

The suspects aged between 20 and 30 were arrested after Investigations led the members of the National Intervention Unit (NIU), Bellville police, the hostage negotiation team and crime intelligence to an address in Nyanga on Saturday evening before successfully retrieving the man.

The suspects have been charged with armed robbery and kidnapping, they will appear in the Bellville magistrate‚Äôs court on Monday 29 March. 

By Everngelista Muza

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