Police in South Africa have issued an arrest warrant for a Zambian living in South Africa, who is suspected to have kidnapped another Zambian.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has confirmed that Aissata Mwila, 26, is being investigated for her alleged involvement in the kidnapping and disappearance of a 50 year old Zambian national, Jeffrey Musonda of Ndola.
Mwamba said it is regrettable that a Zambian was named and involved in a dangerous kidnapping and extortion ring.
Mr. Mwamba said the police and family have been engaged to help in tracing Mr Musonda.
The South African police have disclosed that they are currently investigating two other cases of kidnapping and extortion involving Aissata.
Mr. Musonda disappeared on 4th August 2018 after being lured by Aissata who it is alleged he befriended on social media.
He was forced to withdraw 10,000 Rands in the night while family members were later contacted and also made to deposit another 10,000 Rands.