Businessmen in court on kidnapping charge

2016-09-20 22:14

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Johannesburg - Two businessmen are due to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of kidnapping and demanding a R1m ransom from their victim’s family.

The two Pakistani men, Muhammed Rafaq Sajjar, 37, and Akram Kham, 29, were arrested in Matsulu, Mpumalanga, on September 10, Johannesburg police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele said on Tuesday.

They owned two grocery shops. They allegedly called the victim’s family demanding a R1m ransom. Cellphone records were used to apprehend them.

They made their first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on September 12. They were expected to apply for bail on Wednesday.

Mbele said the 34-year-old victim was still missing. He said he could not divulge more information about the man’s identity or the circumstances around his kidnapping.


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