Relatives of a family of five, who appear to have been kidnapped from their farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, are appealing for assistance. The family including two children, one just a month old, was taken from their farm last month.
The farmhouse at Boston in Mpendle in KwaZulu-Natal’s Midlands is deserted, with an unkempt yard. 64-year-old, Sizwesenkosi Ngcobo, his fiancée Thandazile Khuboni-Zondi and their two babies aged two and a-month-old as well Khuboni-Zondi’s brother Bonokwakhe Khuboni was last seen in November.
Relatives suspect that they were kidnapped. The only person left behind is a 90-year-old grandmother who is partially blind and hard of hearing.
Ngcobo’s older sister, Nobuhle Ngcobo, says her brother’s light motor vehicle was captured in CCTV camera footage on 16 November heading toward Bulwer.
It’s not clear if it had occupants as it had been fitted with curtains. She says they want closure and justice.
“We would like to urge the police to intervene and find them. Right now we don’t know whether they are alive or dead, we want to find closure as a family. We want those responsible to be arrested. Police need to get the perpetrators so that they’re punished for what they have done.”
Ngcobo says they now fear for their own lives.
“We are really worried because we are not safe there are cars that just roam outside our house day and night. On Thursday, when the children were about to go and play soccer in Boston they saw a car that stood a road above our house before circling down to the front and opened their windows looking at our house. We don’t know how safe we are if they can take the whole family of five in such a manner.”
So far no one has been arrested and the search continues for the missing family.
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