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KWAZULU-NATAL – On Tuesday 17 May 2022, the Hawks members from the Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation arrested a 23-year-old suspect for kidnapping which happened at Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape Province on Sunday, 15 May 2022.

It is alleged that a 30-year-old female was kidnapped by unknown suspects who allegedly demanded cash from the family of the victim. A case of kidnapping was reported at Sterkspruit police station. Information was received that the victim was in Durban and Hawks members were alerted. Members swiftly operationalised that information and intercepted the suspect’s vehicle in the Durban CBD.

The victim was rescued and taken to hospital for medical examination. The suspect was arrested and handed over to the Sterkspruit detectives for further investigation. He is expected to appear in the Sterkspruit Magistrate’s Court.