Kidnapped for ransom
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟱 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
It’s a terrifying ordeal: foreign nationals are abducted, tied up, and tortured. Then, unrealistic ransoms demanded by their armed captors - brazen criminals preying on foreign businessmen in the Eastern Cape. It’s the MO at the centre of a new but increasingly common crime. Claire Mawisa travelled to Mthatha to investigate.