Sister rescues brother from kidnappers after he was held, beaten for 2 days

2016-06-14 20:04
The shack in which the brother was held. (Photo supplied)

The shack in which the brother was held. (Photo supplied)

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Johannesburg – A shopper was kidnapped on June 6 at the Benoni Plaza by two men who held him in a shack without food for two days before he was rescued, police have said.

He was found alive, but badly injured, after his sister worked with the police to set a trap for the kidnappers, Ekurhuleni metro police spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago said on Monday.

"[He] was grabbed by two men who bundled him into a Toyota Quantum minibus."

The sister of the kidnapped man offered the two men a R2 000 ransom, saying she could not afford the R10 000 they had demanded.

His abductors agreed to take her to the shack where her brother was being held hostage. After alerting the police, she met them at a taxi rank in Benoni.

She then got into a taxi with the two men, knowing the police would be following.

When they arrived at Emandleni informal settlement on June 8, the police and metro police confronted the two men who were not armed.

"The victim was found alive, with both legs and arms bound, but badly bruised and with a broken arm," said Kgasago.

The two men were arrested, but the driver of the vehicle was still at large.

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