Metro Police to investigate a kidnapping incident in Thubelitsha

City of Cape Town officials are looking into a kidnapping incident that took place in Thubelitsha, over the weekend. Four suspects were recently arrested after two victims were taken from a home in Empress Tree Street, Thubelitsha.

The incident took place on Sunday, after the victims were held hostage in a house at Crescent road, Phillipi East, where the suspects drove off in a Blue XLT Bakkie.

In a statement, Police spokesperson Zinzi Hani said, a multidisciplinary Provincial Kidnapping team was activated after the matter was reported, this included the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation together with Provincial Organised Crime, Crime Intelligence and Special Task force.

” The suspects later recovered at Covid informal settlement near Faure drive. The team followed up on information on the victim’s whereabouts and made a breakthrough resulting in the four suspects being arrested and the safe release of the victims who were immediately taken to hospital for treatment after they were badly tortured by the suspects”, said Hani.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Bellville magistrate court on charges of kidnapping, theft of motor vehicle and torture.


By Everngelista Muza


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