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Motetema kidnapper arrested, 4 injured victims rescued

The Police in Motetema have arrested a suspect for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping two victims aged between 20 and 26 at Manapsane village in Motetema location on Tuesday, 9 May 2023.

The suspect was traced and arrested at Vaalbank in Mpumalanga during Operation Thata Zonke conducted on Thursday, 11 May 2023.

According to police report, the suspects were driving a white Mini Copper motor vehicle and kidnapped two victims from their homes at Manapsane, accusing them for stealing their (suspects) property including television sets in Motetema policing area.

Police managed to rescue the two Motetema victims and also two other male victims who were kidnapped at Vaalbank in Mpumalanga.

The four victims had serious injuries and were taken to a hospital for medical treatment. One suspect was apprehended while the driver of Mini Cooper managed to evade arrest.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has welcomed the arrest and called upon community members to provide more positive information that can lead more arrests.

Anyone with information that can assist the Police to arrest the suspects involved should contact Colonel Ngele on 082 573 3645 or Captain Mothokwa on 082 414 6464 or Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or the nearest Police Station or MySAPS App.

The arrested suspect will soon appear before the Magistrate’s Court in Motetema.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

SAPS Newsroom

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