Cape Town - A Delft man who was kidnapped at the weekend was found alive on a field in Khayelitsha.
Faizel Lakay, 21, and his friend Priscilla Sauls, 29, were snatched during the early hours on Sunday, allegedly by a group of angry taxi drivers who beat them up.
The taxi drivers had apparently mistaken Sauls for a member of a prostitution syndicate operating in Delft which had robbed a taxi driver earlier that morning.
Sauls’s father, Everton, confirmed on Tuesday that her body had been found at Tygerberg Mortuary after she had been beaten to death and dumped in Kleinvlei.
Lakay ended up in hospital after he was dumped on a veld.
Everton told the Daily Voice that Sauls and Lakay had been walking with three friends and a woman named Pinky from a garage shop when a taxi pulled up next to them.
“The three men were walking in front and they told us they saw a taxi pull up and Pinky ran away. Then the men in the taxi got out and beat Priscilla and Faizel and threw them in the van,” he says.
Faizel’s father, Saberien, says after Sauls’s family confirmed they found her body at the morgue, he went to Tygerberg morgue as well to look for his son.
He explains: “They told me there were four unknown men and I went to look but did not find Faizel. I went to Tygerberg Hospital and gave them his name when it popped up that he had been taken to a hospital on Sunday.
“He doesn’t know how he landed in hospital but told us that he was thrown (out of the van) in Khayelitsha and that Priscilla was dumped in Kleinvlei.
“The taxi drivers apparently hit her more than Faizel because she looked like one of the prostitutes. He told them they were not involved but they just kept hitting her and they were also blindfolded.”
The father says his son has been taken to a place of safety and the family are keeping his location a secret as he is now a witness to the murder.
“The police have taken statements from him and he is in a safe place,” says Saberien.
No arrests have been made in connection with the murder of Priscilla yet.
Anyone with info may call Warrant Officer Adolf Petersen on 071 891 6513.