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Suspect to appear in court for property taken from Shireen Essop during kidnapping
2022/06/22

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

CAPE TOWN - As part of elaborate investigations into the disappearance of 34-year-old Shireen Essop and her subsequent return, Organised Crime Detectives armed with intelligence arrested a 28-year-old suspect on a charge of possession of stolen property believed to be that of kidnapping victim, Shireen Essop. He is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 23 June 2022.

Shireen Essop disappeared while driving home from work on Weltevreden Road in Browns Farm, Philippi on 23 May 2022 and was reunited with her family on 11 June 2022.

As investigations into the case continue the arrest of more suspects cannot be ruled out. Further details about the case are expected to emerge in court during the appearance of the arrested suspect.

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