Three weeks after being kidnapped, the four Moti brothers have been reunited with their families, according to police.
Police said in a statement released Thursday morning that the brothers were found in Vuwani on Wednesday night after a resident called to report that the four children had arrived at their house after being dropped off on a nearby road.
The four boys – Zidan, Zayyad, Alaan, and Zia Moti, aged 6 to 15 – were abducted on their way to the Curro Heuwelkruin private school in Polokwane on 20 October by armed gunmen.
The armed men, who were in two cars, blocked the R37 highway, fired shots, and forced the children out of their car. According to the police, the children were examined by a doctor, who confirmed that they were in good health, before being reunited with their families.
The children had not yet been interviewed, according to the police, but investigators planned to do so on Thursday with the assistance of SAPS psychologists. The kidnapping is still being investigated by police.
“The investigation into the case of kidnapping is still continuing and we are appealing to anyone who can assist with information that will help bring the kidnappers to book are asked to please contact the police,” police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said.