Zambian Lady in SA wanted in kidnapping of Zambian man
Police stated that Aissata Mwila 26years, has previously been involved in two other kidnapping and extortion cases which the Police have been investigating.
POLICE in South Africa have issued an arrest warrant for a Zambian living in South Africa, suspected to have kidnapped another Zambian.
Douglas Dale Police Station in Johannesburg are investigating Aissata Mwila of Passport no; ZN 251393 for her alleged involvement in the kidnapping and disappearance of a Zambian national, Jeffrey Musonda, aged 50, of Itawa Ndola. Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba said it was regrettable that a Zambian national was named and involved in a dangerous kidnapping and extortion ring. He said he was in touch with the Police and the family to help trace Mr. Musonda. Police stated that Aissata Mwila 26years, has previously been involved in two other kidnap-ping and extortion cases which the Police have been investigating. Mr. Musonda disappeared on August 4, 2018. He is alleged to have been lured by Aissata whom he allegedly befriended on social media. Aissata is alleged to have invited Mr. Musonda to her house in Primrose Johannesburg. The Police say the scam works by a woman luring a man to her house and then the “husband” turns up and finds them. The enraged husband then demands money from the victim. Police say Mr Musonda was made to withdrawal R10,000.00 that night and family members were later contacted and were also made to deposit another R10,000.00. Police say bank video footage show the money being withdrawn by a male suspect. Since August, there has been no trace of Mr. Musonda. Mr. Musonda was in South Africa to celebrate his 50th birthday Anniversary. Police interviewed Aissata Mwila and her hus-band shortly after this but the duo have since disappeared prompting the Police to issue an arrest warrant. The Police have also advised the family to publish the case of missing person in national newspapers in South Africa and Zambia. Mr. Mwamba said that he feared for the life of Ms Mwila as she was connected to a dangerous ring and since police had identified her, she was the only lead to the other suspects. He appealed to Ms Mwila to wilfully surrender to the Police and help give information that would help find Mr. Musonda. This is contained in a statement made availa-ble to the Daily Nation by First Secretary for Press at the Zambian Embassy in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.