- Four people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a Cape Town man.
- The man was kidnapped from a Du Noon business on Tuesday.
- Police found him in a house in Langa on Wednesday.
Four people were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 31-year-old Cape Town man from a business in Du Noon on Tuesday.
“Unknown suspects entered a business premises on Tuesday at around 17:30 in McClaren Drive in Du Noon, kidnapped a 31-year-old male and fled the scene in a Toyota Quantum in an undisclosed direction. The suspects contacted the relatives, demanding a ransom in exchange for the victim’s freedom,” police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi said.
On Wednesday, police officers traced the victim to a residence in Winnie Mandela Road in the N2 Gateway in Langa. They found the man in a bedroom and four people, aged 22 to 26, were arrested
There have been several high-profile kidnappings in recent months in Cape Town.
In March, 69-year-old Cape Town businessman Ismail Rajah was snatched by armed men his offices in Parow.
In January, a Bangladeshi shopkeeper was kidnapped from his store in Bishop Lavis. He was found after a police operation and two people were arrested.
In June 2021, a Cape Town businessman of Chinese origin was forced into a vehicle in Strand and held for ransom. Police found him four days later in a shack. He had been burnt and assaulted.
According to crime statistics released in February, 2 605 kidnappings were reported between 1 October and 31 December 2021 in South Africa.