Dec 5, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Businessman rescued and reunited with family after kidnapping ordeal

A Cape Town businessman kidnapped in March was rescued from his captors in a midnight blast.

Ismail Rajah, 69, was kidnapped in front of his shop in Parow. Police rescued him from a house in Khayelitsha this week.

“After his kidnapping, a ransom demand was made on his family. It is reported that the family was already on their way to Dubai to expedite the ransom payment when the SA Police National Anti-Kidnapping Task Team was tasked with investigating,” police spokeswoman Col Athlenda Mathe said on Thursday.

She said the team immediately mobilized the Special Task Force, organized crime investigators and crime scene experts and worked with private security.

“Just after midnight Wednesday, the team descended on an identified address and rescued the victim,” Mathe said.

Four men, two Mozambican nationals and two South Africans, aged between 30 and 38, were arrested.

Police confiscated mobile phones and various types of equipment, suspecting that they were used by the suspects during the commission of the crime.

“All four [suspects] are expected to appear in Parow Magistrates Court Thursday.”

Rajah was sure and reunited with his family unharmed.

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