#SANDRAMOONSAMY: The authorities have released a statement in respect to the rescue operation that was launched for kidnapped victim, Sandra Moonsamy.
The victim was held in captivity for over a period of over 160 days with very little leads over the period of the investigation. Following an operation that was launched on Thursday 4 suspects have been arrested and set to appear at court on Monday on charges of kidnapping.
It is expected that more charges will be added to the charge-sheet during their first appearance at Durban Magistrates Court on Monday.
The police statement released,
“A prominent Pinetown-based businesswoman was rescued alive in Witbank on Thursday evening after she was kidnapped for about 162 days.
The woman who was kidnapped in Pinetown on 31 May 2019, few days after her family received calls for ransom set at R140 million and the matter was reported to the Hawks for investigation.
An intensive investigation by the Hawks task team ultimately traced and located four suspects, two were arrested in Johannesburg. Further investigations by the team led to the arrest of two additional suspects in Witbank. The 45yo victim was found found in chains at a house in Emalahleni and was subsequently rescued by an integrated team of the Hawks assisted by Crime Intelligence, Gauteng Provincial organized-crime members and Ekurhuleni metro police. Three luxury vehicles worth 3 million rands and a firearm have been seized for further investigation.
The four suspects aged between 30 and 34 are expected to appear at Durban Magistrates court on Monday to face charges of kidnapping amongst other related charges that may be added at a later stage.”
The family of Moonsamy have expressed their relief and joy at the successful recovery of Moonsamy.
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Sources: TimesLIVE | Twitter