3 to appear in court for kidnapping Angolan boy

2010-05-25 08:38

Three Angolans will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court

today for allegedly kidnapping the five-year-old son of a mining magnate, also

from Angola.

The boy’s kidnappers demanded a ransom of over R1 million that was

paid two days after the boy was snatched from a church play house early in


Police believe that the men were related to the mining magnate’s


The men were arrested in Troyeville and Bedfordview, east of


Police also recovered an undisclosed amount of cash believed to be

the ransom money.

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