Details emerge of how Sandra Moonsamy was found

Details emerge of how Sandra Moonsamy was found

The Hawks have released more information on how they found Westville businesswoman, Sandra Moonsamy on Thursday night.


Moonsamy was abducted in May this year after her car was forced off the road in Pinetown.

Hawks spokesperson, Hangwani Malaudzi says after receiving intelligence they arrested two people including the alleged kingpin in Johannesburg.

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Malaudzi says they received further word that Moonsamy was in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, but did not find her when they got to there.

"The 45-year-old victim was found bound in chains at a house in Emalahleni and was subsequently rescued by an integrated team of the Hawks assisted by Crime Intelligence, Gauteng Provincial Organised crime members and Ekurhuleni metro police." 

"Three luxury vehicles worth R3 million and a firearm have since been seized for further investigation," he said.

Malaudzi says the suspects had been demanding a ransom of R140 million from the family.

Moonsamy's family says they are overjoyed she has been found.

In a statement Moonsamy's brother Inderan Naicker says the family are relieved to have their sister back safely.

He says Moonsamy is in good health and that her abductors took care of her basic needs.

Moonsamy is currently with her immediate family members at hospital and is beginning her road to recovery 

Naicker praised the Hawks for their tireless efforts. He says they are also grateful to the general public for keeping Sandra in their thoughts ad prayers.

The family will share more information once the Hawks concludes their investigations.   

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