Photo: Social media
Photo: Social media
The kidnapping ordeal has been extremely traumatic for the Moti brothers and their entire family, a family spokesperson reportedly said in a statement on Thursday afternoon.
This comes after the four kidnapped brothers – Zidan, Zayyad, Alaan, and Zia Moti – all aged between 6 -15 were found and reunited with their parents.
The brothers were allegedly dropped off next to a road in Vuwani on Tuesday night by their kidnappers. Police in Vuwani received a call from a local resident saying that the children had arrived at their house.
Police said after a doctor assessed them, they were reunited with their parents.
The boys were abducted on their way to school in Polokwane at approximately 07:00 on Wednesday, 20 October 2021. Seven men with R5 rifles and handguns cornered their vehicle and forcefully removed them.
According to media reports, a family spokesperson Nazir Osman said the Moti family has appealed to the public to take caution in sharing any unsubstantiated or misleading information following the return of the four missing Moti brothers.
“As the investigation is ongoing, any speculation at this time could be harmful to the course of justice – the outcome of which could prevent this unscrupulous crime from happening to another family and their children.
“The family said they were astounded by the outpouring of kindness and care shown by South Africans.
“This ordeal has been extremely traumatic for the boys and the entire Moti family; we humbly request that the public respect and uphold their privacy as they rest and recuperate,” he said.
Police furthermore said the investigation into the case of kidnapping is still continuing.
“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,” Naidoo said.
Information can be communicated via the SAPS Crime Stop number 086 00 10111 or via MySAPSApp. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence, and callers may remain anonymous.