Cops don’t doubt Galloway

2013-08-12 00:00

THERE was no reason, at this stage, to doubt the veracity of a statement made by Durban businessman Bruce Galloway, in which he reported being hijacked and thrown down Kloof Gorge, police said yesterday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge, said as it stands Galloway is still a “victim of the circumstances”. Galloway (53) went missing a fortnight ago in an apparent hijacking in his Kloof home driveway and was found two days later on a ledge in Kloof Gorge.

He claimed that his abductors pushed him from the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve viewpoint after he refused to divulge his ATM pin numbers. His disappearance led to a police search.

Mdunge said Galloway was still recovering from bad lacerations and fractured ribs and police had to wait for his full recovery before questioning him further.

“We have no reason to doubt what Galloway told us,” said Mdunge.

The Sunday Tribune yesterday reported that Galloway turned down an opportunity to take a lie detector test, which would have quashed suspicion that he might have faked his abduction.

Private investigator Brad Nathanson, who was hired by family when Galloway went missing, yesterday said he and the family were not on speaking terms after he began to question the sequence of events leading up to Galloway’s “recovery”.

Kloof CPF chairperson Corné Broodryk, who was involved in the search for Galloway, called for calm and urged people to be mindful of the ongoing investigation. “People are insensitive and arrogant. They have a lot of time on their hands to come up with theories. Galloway is a successful businessman — why would he fake a kidnapping?”

Calls to Galloway’s house were answered by a man who refused to identify himself, claiming Galloway’s family was away and he was left to guard the house.

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