Naidoo says the victims have since been reunited with their families.
“In Gauteng, there were two cases. In the first one, we rescued 52 Ethiopians and we arrested one man. In the latest one, we rescued 11 Ethiopians and we arrested what is possibly two brothers. The whole thing here started off with human smuggling, which turned to human trafficking then kidnapping. At different stages, there were different demands made, when we opened kidnapping cases, there was a demand for money. We have been successful in arresting suspects and rescuing those victims. With the help of the community – I think we can do much better.”
#sapsWC Western Cape detectives arrested two suspects during the early hours of yesterday morning in Meadowlands Johannesburg for kidnapping and extortion. Eleven kidnapped males were found and were reunited with their respective families. NPhttps://t.co/EgCtIgAJss pic.twitter.com/8dYy7YlXaT
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) October 23, 2021