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Police act swiftly and rescue a female kidnapping and hijacking victim


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

PARKTOWN - Police from Soweto Flying Squad acted swiftly and rescued a woman who was hijacked of her vehicle and kidnapped by three males in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni. Three suspects were arrested after they were intercepted by the police in Soweto on Tuesday, 14 February 2023.

Members of Soweto Flying Squad were conducting their routine patrols along Klipspruit West, Soweto, when they spotted a silver VW Polo driving recklessly. Police gave chase, and the Polo collided with another vehicle. Three males jumped out of the car and started running on foot. Police cornered and apprehended all three suspects. On the back seat of the VW Polo, police found a female who had been hijacked in Katlehong and kept hostage.

Suspects were charged with possession of a hijacked motor vehicle and kidnapping. They are expected to appear at the local Magistrates' Court in due course.


Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo
071 608 5490


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