Two suspects aged 27 and 32 are expected to appear at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court soon, in connection with the kidnapping of a businessman from his workplace in Reservoir Hills, Durban, on Friday.
They are also facing charges of the illegal possession of firearms and extortion.
Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala says the kidnappers demanded a ransom of R1-million from the victim’s wife.
Westville police activated a task team to look for the businessman after a kidnapping charge was laid.
Gwala says in the meantime the victim managed to escape and found his way to the Taylors Halt Police Station.
“Information was followed up after it was found that the victim was held at a house at KwaDindi in Taylors Halt. During the police investigation, it was established that the victim was kidnapped from his business premises in Reservoir Hills and cash was taken by the suspects from the premises. While he was held captive, the suspects withdrew more cash from his credit card.”