Wanted: cross-dressing leader of kidnapping gang

2014-04-04 00:00

A WOMAN, who often disguises herself as a man, is being sought by police for her role in the alleged kidnapping and ransom of a missing person and numerous bank-related offences.

Ladysmith detective services in conjunction with Douglas detective service, the banking industry, and mobile service providers are looking for the alleged banking crime syndicate ringleader, Lindokuhle Silindile Portia Ndaba. The victim in the kidnapping case was reported missing to Ladysmith police.

Police said yesterday that a warrant for her arrest has been issued.

Lindokuhle “Lindy” Ndaba, who has lived around Bluebank, Bergville and Pietermaritzburg, is alleged to be leading a syndicate that kidnaps people and then demands money from the kidnapped person’s relatives to secure their release.

In committing these crimes they are supplying false information to banks, said Captain Thulani Zwane.

She is believed to be in possession of a number of cellphone sim cards. As soon as one is used, the sim card is removed from the handset and replaced with a new one. The mobile service providers and banks have put security measures in place.

Lindokuhle “Lindy” Ndaba is alleged to be a travelling criminal who is believed to be around the Bluebank and Bergville area but frequently visits the Gauteng area.

There is also a possibility that Pietermaritzburg Commercial Crime unit might be looking for the same suspect. Ndaba often disguises herself as a male.

If you have information that may lead to Ndaba’s whereabouts, please contact Colonel V.J. Cele at 082 376 3093 or 036 638 3401 or the investigating officer, Warrant Officer M.J. Struwig at 036 638 3322 or on 084 208 5584.

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