Govt condemns SA boy's kidnap

2012-04-29 16:35
Johannesburg - The South African government on Sunday condemned the kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy in Malaysia, the department of international relations and co-operation said.

"[The government] calls on the government of Malaysia to continue with its efforts to secure the release of Nayati Moodliar and to bring the perpetrators to book," spokesperson Clayson Monyela said.

In a statement he said the department also called on the public to support the Moodliar family until they were reunited with their son.

Nayati was kidnapped on Friday morning in the capital city Kuala Lumpur while on his way to school.

Monyela said the South African government was in contact with the family, both in Malaysia and South Africa.

"The South African high commissioner in Malaysia has visited the family to express government's support and the high commission is in daily contact with the relevant authorities."

Moodliar's father Shamelin Moodliar said in a video broadcast on YouTube: "He is our only son. He is a good boy and we need him back. We don't want any trouble... It's not too late to let him go... We're not rich people, please give our son back."

Shamelin told a television station they had no idea whether he was taken for a ransom.

The parents have dual South African and Dutch citizenship and the boy's grandparents live in Cape Town.

"We are in contact with them... It is hard on all of us," the boy's aunt, Caroline Swanepoel, told the Saturday Star.


 

- SAPA
Read more on:    nayati moodliar  |  sa  |  malaysia  |  abductions
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/Sport

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to be too fixed on a set way of doing things today. You may get challenged and the best approach is to keep an...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.