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Kidnapped Hilton Wicks found safe

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Hilton Wicks (24) from Nqanqarhu (Maclear), that was kidnapped on 24 March, has been found.

Eastern Cape Hawks spokesperson, Captain Yolisa Mgolodela, confirmed that Wicks was found safe early this morning.

"He was dropped at Kei Bridge during the early hours of the day. He is safe," Mgolodela said.

No further information is available at this stage.

Wicks was abducted in his hometown on Friday.

He is the son of a prominent Eastern Cape businessman from Maclear. He was also the head boy of Kingswood College in Makhanda in 2016.

When the Express asked about the rumour of ransom demands that were made for the release of the victim, she said: "For the benefit of the victim and the family, we cannot divulge that information. We are lying low. But we are involved in the investigation," she said.


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