Cape Town – The family of a businessman who was kidnapped at the traffic lights in Centurion on Thursday, November 3, is pleading for his safe.
Reports indicated that Ranga Gova, 35, was reportedly kidnapped from his wife’s car near the Midstream Mediclinic a few minutes from his home.
Gova’s wife, Mamelo, was informed of the incident by security guards who witnessed the incident along with an Uber driver, reported Jacaranda FM.
“They got the vehicle registration for the cars and realised it was my car. They have our details so they came to our house,” the report quoted Mamelo as saying.
The report said Olifantsfontein police were investigating a case of kidnapping.
VIDEO: 35-year-old Ranga Gova, a businessman from Centurion was kidnapped in Midsteam, Centurion, last week. He is still missing. pic.twitter.com/za0iR9QqBg
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Video footage of the incident showed Gova stopping at a traffic light when a vehicle stopped next to him and another one behind him.
The suspects exited their cars and appeared to move Gova into a silver vehicle before making a U-turn and speeding off.
The devastated mother of the businessman, Otilia Gova, who flew in from Zimbabwe, said police had been helpful in providing the family with update on the case, reported IOL.
“I feel very devastated. I am at a loss for words. I don’t know who would want to hurt my son. As far as I know, from primary, secondary and even at university, he has never had any squabbles with anyone even his friends can vouch for him,” said the mother.
She pleaded with anyone with information that would help find her son to come forward, the report said.
Mamelo, on the other hand, was quoted as saying: “It has been extremely hard. It is too much. My daughter goes to the garage and calls for her dad.”