The Qiniselani Manyuswa Traditional Council interim leader, Makhosandile Ngcobo, was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint at in his Izingolweni home, in the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, on Monday night.
The alleged kidnapping apparently comes after several attempts on his life.
During one of the attempts, the gunmen opened fire at the car Ngcobo was travelling in and one of his indunas was shot.
According to a notice published by in the Government Gazette in September, Ngcobo was officially recognised by Premier Sihle Zikalala as the regent of the Qinisela Manyuswa Traditional Council from June last year “pending an investigation into the paternity of Nkosiphendule Ngcobo”.
On Tuesday KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has appealed for the safe return of Ngcobo.
Expressing his concerns about the kidnapping, Hlomuka called for members of the public to come forward with any information that might assist in ensuring a safe return of Ngcobo and lead to the apprehension of those responsible for the kidnapping.
“Members of the community who have such information can call 10111,” said Hlomuka.