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Nkangala District Municipal manager and driver allegedly kidnapped, suspects sought

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga

A case of kidnapping has been registered at Middleburg following the alleged kidnapping of Nkangala District Municipality Manager and her driver yesterday, Thursday 20 October 2022.

According to information, it is alleged that the victims were attacked at the municipality premises gate before they could enter.

Reports at police disposal indicates that the victims were stopped by suspects in a white sedan wearing police uniform.

Both vehicles were seen driving to the same direction following each other.

Immediately after the incident was reported, police launched an investigation and the victim's vehicle was recovered abandoned in one of the surrounding mines.

The wheelchair and other properties believed to be belonging to the victims were also recovered in the abandoned vehicle, with no sight of the victims.

No arrest was made so far. Anyone who can assist police locate the alleged kidnapped victims and information regarding the whereabouts alleged kidnappers may contact Lieutenant Colonel Mandla Motha on 082 462 2746. Alternatively members of the public can call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela condemned such a violent crime and promised to leave no stone unturned to save the kidnapped victims' lives.




Brigadier Selvy Mohlala

071 353 6955