Vereeniging Businessman Kidnapped: After a great attempt, a Vereeniging businessman has been retrieved unharmed at the time of an intelligence-driven operation by the National Crime Intelligence Anti-Kidnapping Task Team. Zaheer Asmal, from the Hardware store of Fred in De Deur, was abducted on Friday morning after a group of suspects forced him into a black bakkie. Cops mouthpiece Colonel Athlenda Mathe stated a multi-disciplinary operation consisting of members of the Special Task Force (STF), the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) aided by private security made the breakthrough just prior to midnight on Monday. Follow More Update On Phoosi.com
Vereeniging Businessman Kidnapped
Colonel Athlenda Mathe stated that “The national crime intelligence anti-kidnapping task team has made yet another breakthrough in less than 5 days after a Vereeniging businessman, Zaher Asmal, was abducted at his business premises on Friday morning. The team dived in at 3 identified addresses, one in Lenasia South where the sufferer was discovered unharmed. At this address, cops apprehended the owner of the property, a 70-year-old Mozambican national.”
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Mathe stated authorities pounced on 2 other properties and apprehended two more people in link with the abducting of Asmal. “In Ennerdale, they discovered a dark grey Toyota Hilux and fake registration number plates which were utilized in the commission of the crime. One suspect, a Malawian national, was detained. When cops reached the 3rd address in Roodepoort, cops were met with gunfire. One suspect, a South African national, was apprehended. One unlicensed weapon was also captured.”
Mathe stated all 3 suspects are facing charges connecting to abducting and robbery with aggravated circumstances. While the South African nation is facing additional charges of possession of an unlicensed weapon as well as attempted killing. In the past week, the task team had apprehended at least 8 suspects, including a 37-year-old man believed to be the mastermind, and claimed kingpin behind a spate of high-profile abducting in Mozambique and Gauteng.
The man and 3 people believed to be his accomplices were handcuffed at the time of an intelligence-driven operation in Brackenhurst, east of Johannesburg, on Wednesday (2nd March 2022). At the time of the operation, police captured three high-powered motor vehicles, 6,000 Mandrax tablets, cash, a receipt for an R1.09 million property in Bryanston, and many high-end luxury brand clothing items.