By Kaya 959 Reporter
A woman has been reunited with her family after she was abducted from her home in Atteridgeville on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Gauteng mother was allegedly taken from her home by bogus police officers.
National police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe said the kidnappers contacted the woman’s brother to demand a ransom.
“Immediately after the report was made, police and a multidisciplinary team assembled and mobilised a 72-hour Activation Plan.
“In the meantime the victim’s car was found on Tuesday afternoon by a vehicle tracking company,” Mathe said.
She said the multidisciplinary team intensified its efforts and followed up on several leads.
“The team swooped in on a shack in Kgabaletsane in the Klipgat police precinct in the North West,” Mathe said.
The woman was found under guard by one of her kidnappers in a shack in Klipgat.
The victim was immediately rescued and taken for counselling and debriefing by the SAPS hostage negotiators.
“A 27-year-old male was arrested and police are still on a manhunt for his accomplices,” Mathe said.
National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Khehla Sitole has commended the multidisciplinary team for reuniting the victim with her family, safe and unharmed.
“The 72-hour activation plan has yielded positive results, within hours after the crime was committed, our teams have managed to secure the life of this young woman and ensured that she is back home safe and unharmed with her family. Our work is not done, we are hot on the heels of the accomplice,” he said.
The SAPS wishes to remind the public that they have a right to request any person alleging to be a police officer to identify themselves by means of producing an SAPS appointment certificate bearing a photo, rank and date of appointment of the member in question.