Four appear in minister’s hijacking, kidnapping case
FOUR men arrested in connection with the hijacking and abduction of deputy justice minister Thabang Makwetla appeared briefly in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
They are facing charges of kidnapping and robbery with aggravating circum- stances. Their case was postponed to June 5 for an identity parade to be done. The men cannot be named until then.
One suspect was arrested in Garankuwa on Monday‚ while the other men were arrested on Thursday.
Makwetla was driving by himself on Sunday when the incident happened.
Police say the men drove around with Makwetla and hospital security guards‚ whom they had also abducted.
They are alleged to have taken Makwetla’s bank cards and cellphone‚ and forced him and the guards into another vehicle. They allegedly withdrew cash with the card before dumping them in open veld in Madidi in the North West. – TMG Digital/TimesLIVE