Search launched for missing Durban businesswoman

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A frantic search is underway for a Durban woman who was allegedly kidnapped by a group of armed men in Pinetown last night. 

According to reports from the scene, 44-year-old Sandra Moonsamy was driving home to Westville when her SUV was forced off Stapleton Road near the M13.

SAPS spokesperson, Nqobile Gwala says residents in the area said they had heard multiple gunshots being fired after 7pm. 

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She says officers found Moonsamy's empty vehicle when they arrived at the scene.

"Upon arrival, police noticed a black Range Rover with bullet holes on the driver's side. The driver, a 44-year-old woman, was missing. Her cellphone was found inside the vehicle," said Gwala.

Gwala says security guards who drove passed the area were also shot at, but no injuries were sustained.

Meanwhile, private security company, Reaction Unit South Africa has joined the search for Moonsamy.

The company's Prem Balram says they have spoken to a witness.

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