Durban transport mogul's daughter 'kidnapped' after being 'forced off the road'

31 May 2019 - 09:27 By ORRIN SINGH
The M13 Stapleton Road off-ramp where Sandra Moonsamy was 'kidnapped' on Thursday night.
The M13 Stapleton Road off-ramp where Sandra Moonsamy was 'kidnapped' on Thursday night.
Image: Orrin Singh

Police are hunting for suspects who "kidnapped" a 40-year-old Durban businesswoman on Thursday evening.

In a statement released by Reaction Unit SA, Westville resident Sandra Moonsamy was "kidnapped" from her black Range Rover after being "forced off the road" by three vehicles on Stapleton Road in Pinetown at about 6.30pm.

Moonsamy is the youngest daughter of Poonsamy and Lutchmee Naicker, who run the multi-million logistics company, Crossmoor Transport, with their two sons, Alvin and Inderan. 

Sandra Moonsamy, the daughter of the owners of Crossmoor Transport in Durban, is missing after she was 'kidnapped' on Thursday evening.
Sandra Moonsamy, the daughter of the owners of Crossmoor Transport in Durban, is missing after she was 'kidnapped' on Thursday evening.
Image: Reaction Unit

Moosamy, a mother of two, worked at the family business in the finance department.

According to Reaction Unit SA: "The vehicle driver's side glass had two bullet holes and the left passenger window was smashed in. According to a witness, several males in a silver VW Golf, a white hatchback BWM & a bakkie forced the businesswoman off the road.

"They then fired shots at the driver's window when she locked herself in. Other suspects damaged the left window with the butt of a firearm and forced her out. She was then pushed into a vehicle and driven away.

"A passing security vehicle attempted to follow the suspects and was fired upon. The victims handbag and phone were left at the scene. The Westville resident has not been seen or heard of since. Reaction officers and SAPS members are following up on leads," the statement read.

A friend said the family was "traumatised".

Members of the public with information of the kidnapping are urged to contact Reaction Unit South Africa on 0861 234 333 or Prem Balram on 072 170 6100.

Police didn't respond to queries.


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