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Kidnappings for ransom – part one: from Mozambique with greed

SA ‘is losing war on kidnapping because of corruption and infighting in Crime Intelligence’

24 February 2022 - 19:38 By Graeme Hosken, Aron Hyman and Tankiso Makhetha

TimesLIVE Investigations found South African kidnapping-for-ransom syndicates emerged after gaining experience from their Mozambican counterparts, who started the scourge.

The son of a Mozambican mining magnate and his childhood friend are allegedly part of a network of wealthy Mozambicans orchestrating SA’s high-profile kidnappings, assisted by corrupt police officers and cash-in-transit robbers...

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