Three suspects wanted for north Durban kidnapping

Three suspects wanted for north Durban kidnapping

KZN police are searching for three men wanted for kidnapping a foreign national from his home in Waterloo, north of Durban, on Thursday night.  

Police vehicle, crime scene
Anelisa Kubheka

SAPS spokesperson, Thulani Zwane, says it's understood that six men approached the victim and asked for help to get to a local hospital.  They demanded money from him before driving his car to a nearby park.  

Zwane says they torched the vehicle and instructed the man, who they'd allegedly tied to a tree, to call his brother and ask for R25 000 in cash in exchange for his life.  

The brother called a local security company and officers managed to track down the group - catching three members. Zwane says the others are still on the run.

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"We have opened a case of malicious damage to property, robbery as well as kidnapping," Zwane said. 

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