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11 Nov 2013
11:14 am

Kidnap cop’s appearance delayed

The appearance of police officer Enoch Motsepe on kidnapping and extortion charges was delayed in the Germiston Regional Court today.

Magistrate Pieter du Plessis said the investigating officer was not at court and they needed to wait for him.

Prosecutor Thabo Motlhamme indicated that the investigating officer would arrive at 11am. Motsepe was expected to apply for bail.

The detective from Silverton, Pretoria, made a brief court appearance on October 30, but the matter was postponed for further investigation.

Police were looking for five other people in connection with the kidnapping of a Bedfordview, Johannesburg, resident, on Monday, October 28. According to the State, four men entered the victim’s home claiming they were police officers. They took jewellery worth about R150,000, a BMW, and a cellphone. They kidnapped the man and demanded a R100,000 ransom from his family.

Motsepe was arrested after allegedly collecting the ransom at the Caltex petrol station on the N1 highway in Midrand. Police accidentally shot and wounded hip hop singer Khuli Chana when he apparently failed to stop at a roadblock they had set up at the petrol station’s exit in an attempt to catch the kidnappers.