Cape Town kidnappers jailed

2013-04-10 10:32
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Cape Town - Three people who kidnapped the daughter of a prominent Cape Town businessman were sent to prison for between seven and 12 years, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Cape Times reported that Sisanda Ngcawuzele, daughter of Mzoli's tavern owner Mzoli Ngcawuzele, was kidnapped by the trio in December 2006.

They posed as prospective clients for her promotions company and requested a meeting at a Parklands house. On arrival, she was bound to a chair.

They demanded R300 000 from her father and he contacted the police, who found his daughter, 20-years-old at the time, three days later.

She was dehydrated and had minor injuries.

On Tuesday, the Wynberg Magistrate's Court described Mzwamadolo Tyuluba as the "mastermind" of the plot and handed down 12 years.

Luther Kwinana was sentenced to 11 years and Nandipha Mshudulu to seven years.

Ngcawuzele and his daughter told the newspaper they were happy with the sentencing.

"Sunday was my birthday. This was the best gift I have had," his daughter said.
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