Jahyr Abdula, Kidnapped Son Mozambican Businessman Rescued in Gauteng

The National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole has lauded the efforts of a multi-disciplinary team after a Mozambican national was rescued from his captors in Heidelberg, Gauteng.

Jahyr Abdula and his friend was kidnapped on 15 October. 

The duo had just entered Johannesburg from Mozambique in a three vehicle motorcade when they were pulled over by criminals who were driving a blue BMW sedan fitted with blue lights and sirens. 

Abdula’s friend was rescued on the same day by various officials from law enforcement agencies and private security companies. 

Sitole  says a manhunt is still underway to arrest the remaining kidnappers.

“We applaud all involved for the safe return of Mr Abdula and his friend. We are intensifying efforts to arrest the remaining suspects. We will leave no stone unturned up until we have all suspects in police custody.”

Abdula’s parents Salimo and Maria have thanked all those involved for rescuing their son.

“We thank almighty Allah for accepting our prayers. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the South African Police Service, all private security companies that were involved, the Mozambican government. Our family is thankful that justice is taking its course. We are looking forward to healing and will appreciate some privacy.” 

Sithole has recently sanctioned a new intervention to addressing kidnappings and has hailed the team’s persistent efforts, through this intervention, in rescuing the kidnapped victim who had been in captivity for 37 days.

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