Kidnapped children found and reunited with their family

South African Police Service

Kidnapped children found and reunited with their family
Kidnapped children found and reunited with their family. Photo: SAPS

The South African Police Service can confirm that the four Moti brothers, Zidan, Zayyad, Alaan, and Zia Moti – all aged between 6 -15 have been found and safely reunited with their family on the night of 10 November 2021.

The brothers were on their way to school in Polokwane at approximately 07:00 on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 when they were taken at gunpoint by their abductors. A group of men with rifles and handguns cornered their vehicle and forcefully removed them.

The police in Vuwani received a call from a local resident saying that the children arrived at their house saying they were dropped off on a nearby road.

Police arranged a doctor who confirmed that the children are in good health before they were handed over to their parents. The children also appeared to be in high spirits during the reunion with their parents.

The children have not yet been interviewed but today investigators will arrange for the SAPS psychologists to assist with that.

The investigation into the case of kidnapping is still continuing and 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.

Information can be communicated via the SAPS Crime Stop on 086 00 10111 or via MySAPS App. All information will be treated with strictest confidence and callers may remain anonymous.

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