Woodstock police are seeking the assistance of the public in tracing the whereabouts of 71-year-old businessman Zhaun Ahmed after he was allegedly kidnapped. File picture: Neil Baynes
Woodstock police are seeking the assistance of the public in tracing the whereabouts of 71-year-old businessman Zhaun Ahmed after he was allegedly kidnapped. File picture: Neil Baynes

Zhaun Ahmed not the first businessman kidnapped recently

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jul 26, 2017

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Cape Town - Woodstock police are seeking the assistance of the public in tracing the whereabouts of 71-year-old businessman Zhaun Ahmed, who was allegedly kidnapped by three unknown males in front of his business on Tuesday night at about 5.40pm.

According to information, the victim and his driver were busy loading his vehicle, when a double cab bakkie pulled up behind them. Three men threatened the victim with a firearm and forced him into their bakkie and drove off in the direction of Victoria Road, Woodstock.

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He's not the first prominent businessman to be kidnapped recently. 

1. "Another businessman kidnapped"

Mustapha Goolam, was the second member of the Bangladesh, Indian and Pakistani (BIP) community to be kidnapped between November and December 2016. He said he survived on water for 48 hours after his captors offered him pork to eat. Goolam, said he was Muslim and refused to give in to the taunts of his abductors.

2. Veil of secrecy after kidnapped man is found

Wealthy Cape Town businessman, Naushad Khan, who was allegedly kidnapped last year, had also been found alive, but there was a level of secrecy regarding his disappearance.

3. "Kidnappers hunting us"

In September last year, Bangladeshi business owners said they are being targeted by a syndicate, following the kidnapping of Nazrul Islam, and Mahabub Rahman. Their kidnappers demanded ransoms of R800 000 and R4 million respectively.

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