Abducted Gqeberha Doctor rescued and suspect arrested

Abducted Gqeberha Doctor rescued and suspect arrested
Abducted Gqeberha Doctor rescued and suspect arrested. Image source: Pixabay

Doctor Bongani Nqini (55) was rescued by Gqeberha Serious Organised Crime Investigation (SOCI) of the Hawks and the Tactical Response Team (TRT) at midnight on 4 July 2024.

Dr Nqini was abducted from his Kwazakhele surgery in Gqeberha on 01 July 2024. At approximately 14:45 on 01 July 2024, four (4) masked suspects budged into Dr Nqini’s surgery and abducted him at gunpoint. It is reported that they forced him into his vehicle and fled the scene. Cash to the value of R6000-00 and 6 (six) cellphones belonging to the patients were robbed. It is further alleged that an additional R50 000-00 in cash from Dr Nqini’s vehicles was robbed.

The Hawks and TRT worked around the clock tirelessly on the case and around 23:00 on the 4 July 2024, information was received on Dr Nqini’s whereabouts. He was rescued unharmed and the vehicle suspected to be involved in the abduction was intercepted in the Sydwell area of Gqeberha. The 42-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested on the spot and is expected to appear before New Brighton Magistrates court on Monday 8 July 2024.

The Provincial Head Major General Mboiki Obed Ngwenya commended the joint effort of the team in ensuring the swift rescue of the doctor who is said to be a community builder in his environment. Moreover, Dr Nqini is also grieving the recent loss of his mother who has not yet been buried.

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