Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
3 minute read
10 Jan 2022
6:40 am

Moti brothers: Another kidnapping threat ‘can make any parent flee’ – expert

Marizka Coetzer

While the reason for the Moti family leaving the country is not clear, Professor Jaco Barkhuizen said it is 'understandable'.

The four Moti brothers who were kidnapped last year, held for three weeks, and released unharmed. Photo: Supplied to Polokwane Review

The kidnapping of the four Moti brothers last year is still being investigated by the police – despite the family leaving for Dubai. They have since interdicted the South African Police Service (Saps) from contacting the children. Motis have closed ranks Aged between six and 15 years, the children were reunited with their parents 21 days after they were abducted in Polokwane, Limpopo, last October while on the way to school. The reason for the Moti family leaving the country is, however, not clear at this stage. After an initial media blitz by the family when the brothers were kidnapped,...