Real kidnapper arrested after Chana blunder


The suspect – who may have raped Sinegugu - was among the crowd staring at her body after it was discovered.

JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have arrested a man suspected to be linked to the Bedfordview kidnapping case which led to Khuli Chana’s shooting.

The 41-year-old was arrested today in Bedfordview.

Police said the suspect was found in possession of a fake police appointment and unlicensed firearm.

Police spokesperson Lt Col Lungelo Dlamini said police are still searching for four male suspects.

“The accused will face a charge of kidnapping and possession of unlicensed firearm. Police are still investigating the case and hope to make more arrests soon,” said Dlamini.

A case of kidnapping was opened at Bedfordview after a man in his 50s was kidnapped in the area on Sunday.

His kidnappers demanded a ransom from his family and a cash drop-point was arranged with the suspects.

An unmarked police vehicle opened fire on Chana’s car as it matched the description belonging to the kidnappers.

Police said they fired at his car because he failed to stop when ordered to do so.

Chana was released from hospital this morning. He sustained a bullet wound in his hand.

A case of attempted murder has been opened against two Bedfordview policemen who allegedly shot at Chana.

The kidnapped man was found in Pretoria after the shooting.

He has been reunited with his family.

“Police followed some of the information provided by the arrested suspect and found the man in Pretoria. He was found unharmed and has been reunited with his family,” said Dlamini.