- CCTV footage shows the moment a group of men kidnapped 2 Centurion women
- They reportedly held them for several hours before releasing them unharmed
- Apparently, they wanted one of the women to transfer money from her department
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An unsettling video shows the moment a group of men kidnapped two women in Centurion, Pretoria, on Wednesday afternoon.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Yusuf Abramjee, an activist against crime, shared the CCTV footage on his Twitter profile.
TimesLIVE reports that one of the women was identified as Charity Mhlungu Nzuza. She is affiliated with the National Forum on the Legal Profession.
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In the footage, the women are seen arriving at a residential complex in a silver Volkswagen Polo. A white Mercedes-Benz then pulled up behind them.
Gun-toting men emerged from the Mercedes-Benz and put the women in their car's boot before driving away in both cars.
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Both women were released unharmed several hours later. The suspects also abandoned the hijacked vehicle in Johannesburg.
Zwelinzima Vavi, leader of the South African Federation of Trade Unions, tweeted that the kidnappers apparently wanted money from Charity. He wrote:
Criminals had been told she controls a budget of R6m at work & were convinced she can transfer all of it to them. They however succeeded to transfer her personal money on the phone.
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