Man arrested in Belville for kidnapping and holding 20-year-old ransom

A 35-year-old man is expected to appear before the strand Magistrates Court on Monday, after he is set to be behind an alleged kidnapping that occurred in April 2023.

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The Hawks’ Siyabulela Vukubi said the suspect was arrested on Friday in Bellville.

‘’His arrest emanates from an incident where a 20-year-old victim was allegedly kidnapped in Strand during March 2023 where a ransom was demanded for his release. A ransom was allegedly paid by the family of the victim to the amount of R150 000-00,’’ said Lieutenant Colonel Siyabulela Vukubi.

‘’The investigation team followed all the leads until Friday, 01 December 2023  when information was received about the whereabouts of a possible suspect in Bellville. The team pounced on the suspect and arrested him,’’ he added.

Vukubi added that further investigation revealed that the suspect is also wanted on a case of Extortion and Intimidation that occurred in Strandfontein during October 2023.


Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa


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