Kidnapped KZN man found in car boot

Kidnapped KZN man found in car boot

There's a man in KwaZulu-Natal who is grateful his kidnappers were at the right place at the right time.

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Two police officers who had stopped for petrol at an Eshowe filling station on Monday night suddenly heard screams for help.

They realised the sounds were coming from a car that was driving past on Osborne Road.  

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Nqobile Gwala says the officers immediately jumped into action.

"They immediately intercepted the vehicle with four occupants. Upon inspecting the boot of the vehicle, police found a 31-year-old had been severely assaulted and was bleeding.

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"Upon questioning the occupants in the vehicle, they accused the victim of theft. 

"Four suspects aged between 16 and 28 were placed under arrest for charges of kidnapping and assault. The injured man was taken to hospital for medical attention," says Gwala. 

The suspects are due to line up in the Eshowe Magistrate's Court on Thursday. 

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