Cape Town businessman still missing

2016-11-06 12:13


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Cape Town - A Cape Town businessman was still missing on Sunday after a gang of robbers allegedly kidnapped him last week, Western Cape police said.

The 44-year-old, named by local paper The Daily Voice as Naushad Deshmukh, and a woman, were robbed as they were leaving a business in Athlone on Monday.

A group of armed people approached them in Hadji Ebrahim Crescent. The businessman was driven away in a white Toyota light delivery vehicle.

The woman was not injured.

"He is yet to be found," police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said.

According to a Voice source, there had been a ransom demand of £20m (R355m) for his release. His family rubbished this as a rumour.

Anyone with information has been asked to call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


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