A 65-year-old businessman from Limpopo who was kidnapped on 2 June has been rescued by the Hawks and reunited with his family on Friday.
According to Hawks spokesperson Warrant Officer Lethunya Mmuroa, an extensive investigation lasting 27 days was conducted using techniques such as cyber forensics and unconventional methods to ensure the successful rescue of Solly Tayob.
Tayob, who serves as the head of Burgersfort Toyota, Burgersfort Hyundai, and Burgersfort Isuzu, was abducted about a month ago at approximately 7:45 PM from his Hyundai dealership by heavily armed individuals.
Mmuroa stated that the Hawks pursued the investigation with great determination and persistence to guarantee the safe retrieval of the victim.
On June 24th, two people were apprehended and charged with the kidnapping of Tayob.
They made their initial court appearance at Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on 26 June and are scheduled to appear again on Monday.
Hawks head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya praised the team working on the case for their accomplishments thus far.
He assured that every effort would be made to bring all those involved in the crime to justice.