State looks into kidnapping of ANC Meyerton chairman

2013-09-16 10:36

The kidnapping of a South African citizen in Pakistan is receiving attention from government.

“The matter is receiving attention and the appropriate consular services will be rendered,” said international relations and cooperative department spokesperson Clayson Monyela.

Eyewitness News reported yesterday that Vaal businessman and ANC Meyerton chairman Arshard Ali had been kidnapped in Pakistan.

Ali was reportedly on his way to board a plane back to South Africa at Lahore Airport on Tuesday when he was approached by four men who forced him into a white, double-cab bakkie.

Ali’s wife, Emel, was quoted as saying the kidnappers had not indicated what they wanted.

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