Police in Limpopo have activated the appropriate resources to trace and apprehend suspects after a Burgersfort well-known businessman was kidnapped on Friday.

The businessman was at one of his filling Stations when the incident occurred on Friday 02 June at about 19:30


According to the information available at this stage the taxi driver was confronted and pointed with a firearm by an unknown male suspect. He demanded car keys while the five unknown male suspects accosted the businessman and subsequently forced him into a black VW Golf 7 GTI with unknown Registration. He then drove away with him followed by a white Mercedes Benz Registration No 786 AGM L.

A well-known Burgersfort businessman kidnapped
A well-known Burgersfort businessman kidnapped

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In another incident, unknown male suspects who pretended to be the police in the same area went to a rental house and hijacked a black Mercedes Benz from a tenant at gunpoint.

Police were notified of these Incidents. The police reported that the earliest stage of the investigations came up with a recovery of a hijacked Silver Mercedes Benz. It was abandoned around Bothashoek village and a rifle LM 5 with twenty-five live ammunition dropped in the bushes.

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A team comprising members of the Organised Crime Investigation Unit together with the Station Detectives. As well as members of the Crime Intelligence Unit are hard on the heels of the suspects. They are also investigating cases of Kidnapping, pointing of firearms, and car hijacking as well as impersonating a police officer.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can assist to reunite the man with his family. Also to arrest the suspects should contact the Investigating Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ndou at 082 807 2666. Captain Mogotlane at 082 451 7232 alternatively report to the nearest Police Station. They can call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or forward it to MySAPSApp