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Police Shoot Alleged Kidnapper Dead, Rescue Victims In Benoni

The South African Police Service’s elite Special Task Force (STF) unit successfully rescued two kidnapped victims at an informal settlement in Crystal Park, Benoni on Monday afternoon.

National police spokesperson, Brigadier Athlenda Mathe, provided details of the operation, highlighting the efficiency and bravery of the STF unit.

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According to Brigadier Mathe, the two victims, aged 64 and 34, were kidnapped while driving along Putfontein Road in Crystal Park on Sunday.

Following the abduction, the kidnappers immediately began making ransom demands to the families of the victims. The swift notification of the South African Police Service led to the mobilization of the Special Task Force team.

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On Monday afternoon, the STF unit tracked down the kidnappers, leading to a confrontation.

During the ensuing shootout, one kidnapper was shot and killed, another was wounded and taken to the hospital, and four others were arrested and taken into police custody.

Brigadier Mathe emphasized the SAPS’s readiness and capability to deal with such crimes, assuring the community of their expertise in handling kidnap-for-ransom scenarios.

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In light of this incident, Brigadier Mathe urged communities to report any kidnapping incidents to their nearest police station or call the Crime Stop Hotline at 08600 10111.

Highlighting the continued success of the SAPS, she mentioned that last week, six kidnappers were arrested and two businessmen were rescued. The SAPS remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens, effectively combating kidnapping syndicates.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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