Zam­bian Lady in SA wanted in kid­nap­ping of Zam­bian man

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

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.

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