Police mum as Johannesburg businessman is kidnapped

12 March 2018 - 14:52 By Kgaugelo Masweneng
SAPS vehicle. File photo.
SAPS vehicle. File photo.
Image: Reuben Goldberg

Reports have emerged that a Johannesburg businessman was kidnapped on Saturday.

While police are being mum on the incident‚ anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee confirmed that the kidnapping has taken place.

“#Kidnappings Viral messages are being circulated. I can confirm that a Johannesburg businessman was kidnapped on Saturday. A few weeks ago‚ a Durban businessman was also taken and he is still missing. @MakeSAsafe” Abramjee tweeted.

TimesLIVE understands that the man’s car was found abandoned a few kilometres away from his business.

Police refused to disclose information on the case‚ saying it was “sensitive”.

In December‚ Limpopo police rescued a Thohoyandou businessman while his alleged kidnapping was in progress. He was not harmed.

In another incident‚ Shabir Carrim‚ a prominent Pretoria businessman went missing‚ and was later found after 137 days. Carrim was hospitalised after the ordeal.