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By Faizel Patel

Senior Digital Journalist


PICS: KZN man sought for kidnapping and attempted murder of wife

The woman lost consciousness and woke up in a sugarcane plantation in Ifafa, about 45km from Amanzimtoti.


Police are searching for a 37-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man for the attempted murder and kidnapping of his wife, as well as robbery.

According to Reaction Unit SA (Rusa), the man’s wife contacted the security company on Sunday requesting assistance to locate her husband and two of his accomplices.

“The woman explained that on Wednesday at about 13:30, her husband advised her that he needed to visit an attorney to fetch  documents and needed her to accompany him. The husband then drove them both to an isolated location in Amanzimtoti.

According to Rusa, while questioning his intentions regarding the unusual location, a man opened her door and dragged her out of the vehicle. Her husband thereafter deprived her of her two cellphones. The man and a second male allegedly began squeezing her neck with a rope. Her husband watched and allegedly instructed the men to speed it up.

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WARNING: Photos are graphic and not for sensitive viewers.

Murder plot   

Rusa said the woman lost consciousness and woke up in a sugarcane plantation in Ifafa, about 45km from Amanzimtoti.

The woman later established that R34 000 in cash was transferred from her bank account. She believes that her own money was used to pay the two men to kill her. The woman has since received multiple voice notes and calls from unfamiliar numbers informing her that they were going to kill her if the matter was pursued.

Investigations

Rusa added that a criminal case was registered at Amanzimtoti Police Station.

“The investigating officer informed a reaction officer during a telephonic conversation that the suspects have been evading police since the matter was reported. He requested that the information be circulated in an attempt to apprehend the trio.

The victim and the investigating officer have granted permission for the use of the images published. The victim’s car remains unrecovered. The suspects are considered dangerous and should not be approached.

The Citizen has contacted KZN police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda for comment, but there was no response. His comments will be added once received.

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