Robbers hold comedian for six hours

2014-02-21 10:23

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Johannesburg - A South African comedian and his brother have luckily managed to escape unhurt after robbers kidnapped them and demanded thousands of rands from them.

Phillip Ganja, who has appeared on satirical news programme Late Night News, and his brother Charles Nsubuga were kidnapped outside the comedian’s Glenanda, Johannesburg, home on Thursday morning by two armed robbers, The Star reported.

The men drove Ganja’s BMW to a bank and ordered him to withdraw R30 000 while they held his brother in the car.

They gave the comedian a pair of sandals to make him look “nice” and told him to smile when he went into the bank.
He managed to withdraw R25 000 for the robbers, after which they dropped him and his brother off on a road near Balfour Park six hours after taking them.

Gauteng police said that a case of kidnapping and armed robbery had been opened.
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