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2 in court for boy's kidnapping

2010-06-01 13:13

Johannesburg - The case against two men accused of kidnapping the son of an Angolan mining magnate was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Francisco Jose and Fernando Jamba appeared briefly in court before the matter was postponed to June 3 for Jamba's lawyer to be present in court and for the police to bring dockets.

The two appeared calm and nodded their heads when an interpreter told them the case was postponed and they would be remanded in custody.

The two were allegedly part of four men who kidnapped five-year-old Samuel Amoes, the son of Faustino Amoes, at a church play house in Troyeville, Johannesburg on May 9.

His abductors allegedly demanded a ransom of over R1m that was paid two days after the boy's kidnapping.

The third man Domingo Santiago, who faced a money laundering related charge, was released on a R5 000 bail and would appear in court on June 23.

He was allegedly found in possession of a large amount of money in US dollars believed to have been part of the ransom money.