Cape Town – Six-year-old Shanawaaz Asghar, who was allegedly kidnapped on Wednesday this week, has reportedly been reunited with his family.
Anti-crime advocate Yusuf Abramjee said in a tweet that although details were still sketchy, police had confirmed that Shanawaaz was returned to his family.
“6-year-old Shanawaaz Asghar has been reunited with his family. Police have confirmed. Details are sketchy,” tweeted Abramjee.
Shanawaaz was snatched in front of his 9th Street home in Kensington before 08:00 on Wednesday at gunpoint and his abductors sped off in two vehicles.
Asghar has been reunited with his family. Police have confirmed. Details are sketchy. He was taken by six men this week en-route to school in Cape Town. #Kidnappings pic.twitter.com/2QVKHY6pQl
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) August 18, 2022
A report by EWN quoted a family spokesperson Dawood Essack as saying that the child was reunited with his family after 23:00 on Thursday.
“He’s in good health. I saw a little message that he sent to his aunt and the school principal and he said ‘Tell Mrs Friday that I am glad that I won’t need to come to school tomorrow’. He’s well, he’s unharmed and in very very good spirits,” the report quoted Essack as saying.
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