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Kidnapped for ransom

06 June
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฑ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ. Itโ€™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. Itโ€™s the MO at the centre of a new but increasingly common crime. Claire Mawisa travelled to Mthatha to investigate.
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