After a three-week bail application process, the three suspects accused of kidnapping Anisah Moosa, 36, earlier this year were granted R10 000 bail in the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.
Moosa was kidnapped outside her uncle’s home in the Nirvana area of the Limpopo town in March and was held hostage while the kidnappers demanded ransom from her family. A dramatic rescue operation led by police ensued and resulted in her safe return, Review Online reported.
The suspects, Samuel Kubo, 28, Masilo Elias Gafane, 33, and Benny Mudau, 34, face charges of hijacking and the attempted murder of three police officers, who were shot during the rescue operation.
As part of the bail conditions, none of the suspects is allowed to interfere with the ongoing investigation and the permission of an investigator is needed should any of them need to leave the country, provincial Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Matimba Maluleke said.
Spokesperson for the Moosa family and anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee said the family was disappointed in the court for having granted bail to the three men.
“We have no option but to respect the decision of the court and now look forward to the speedy finalisation of the trial. We want to see justice take its course.”
The case was postponed to 24 June for further investigation.
– Caxton News Service