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Seven men arrested in Deben for kidnapping and assault

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

KATHU - On Sunday, 09 April 2023 at about 20:30, seven men were arrested by Deben SAPS members for kidnapping and assault.

It is alleged that the suspects, who were driving in a blue Chevrolet Trail Blazer, picked up two men, aged 22 and 24, at their homes and took them to Deben dumping side where they were assaulted.

According to information, the suspects accused the victims of stealing a cellphone from one of them. It is further alleged that the victims were assaulted and burnt.

The vehicle that was used to transport the victims was confiscated.

The John Taolo Gaetsewe District Commissioner, Major General Jonny Besnaar issued a stern warning to the community of JTG that anyone taking the law into their own hands, will face the full might of the law.

General Besnaar further reminded the communities around JTG to report all criminal activities to the police in order to bring perpetrators to justice.

All suspects will appear in the Kathu Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of kidnapping and assault.


Captain Mosimaneotsile Letsapa
083 769 5522



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