A Lenasia businessman believed to be in his 40’s has been kidnapped outside his home in the suburb.
It is understood, Yaseen Bhiku was returning home after early morning prayer at the Mosque on Tuesday when he was kidnapped.
Bhiku an Indian national was allegedly abducted by a group of unknown suspects.
There has been a spate of kidnappings of high profile businessman and children across the country.
Last week the body of a Lenasia businessman who was kidnapped was found in the Roodeplaat Dam, while an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped outside the E.P. Baumann Primary School in Mayfair in Johannesburg last year was found safe and reunited with her family.
Another high profile kindapping included the Moti brothers who were were abducted on 20 October after the car they were being driven in en-route to school was cut off by two others along the Tzaneen bypass before seven heavily armed men dressed in white overalls made off with the boys.
While the the brothers were found safe in Vuwani outside Thohoyandou in November last year, the Moti family have since moved to Dubai and have interdicted the police from speaking to the children.
Social cohesion activist Yusuf Abramjee said the Moti family’s unwillingness to cooperate with police on the kidnapping of the Moti brothers creates a perception that crime pays.
Abramjee said the mere fact that the family or the children do not want to cooperate with the police is now going to open the way for this gang to continue to run terror and perhaps target other families.