Sandra Moonsamy, the daughter of a multi-billion logistics tycoon, who went missing in May, has been found.
The Hawks have confirmed that Moonsamy was found alive during an intelligence-driven operation in Mamelodi, Tshwane, on Thursday night.
According to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS) spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, approximately four men have been arrested in connection with her disappearance.
When asked if Moonsamy sustained any injuries, Mulaudzi said he would not be able to release that information at this stage.
Moonsamy, a Westville mother of two and a financial director of Crossmoor Transport was allegedly kidnapped from her black Range Rover after allegedly being forced off the road by three vehicles on the M13 offramp on Stapleton Road in Pinetown on the evening of May 30.
Moonsamy is one of two daughters of transport logistics moguls Lutchmee and Poonsamy Naicker.
A source close to the investigation said the family hired a private investigator to assist after ransom requests were sent to them.
The only development in the case came with the arrest of a 35-year-old Nigerian, Jerry Ogbuwany Gike, in July. The man was found in possession of one of her cellphones.
Moonsamy’s brother, Inderan Naicker, said:
“The devastating impact that my family is experiencing around Sandra’s absence feels insurmountable at times. We are trying our best to remain resolute, but we desperately need the assistance of the public to bring Sandra home safely.”
Mulaudzi said: “The investigation is still ongoing and a full press statement will be released at a later stage.
In the meantime, the most important thing is that we have managed to find Sandra Moonsamy.”
This is a developing story.