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Kensington kidnapping victim narrowly escapes two armed abductors

Muhammad Yusuf da Costa was abducted by two armed men en route to work in Stellenbosch yesterday.

25-year-old Da Costa managed to escape while his abductors had made a stop near Wellington on Monday night.

He called us at about 12:30 last night and he had managed to escape and drive to Bellville. He was somewhere between Paarl and Worcester when he saw an opportunity.

Shamiel da Costa, father of kidnapping victim

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Police have opened an investigation into the matter and the da Costa family will make their statements on Tuesday morning.

His father, Shamiel da Costa said his son was lucky to be alive and offered thanks for the support of various Cape Town communities.


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