Police officers assigned to the kidnapping case of the four Moti brothers are still trying to piece information together as it has almost been a week since their abduction.
According to reports the brothers Zia, 15, Alaan, 13, Zayyad, 11, and Zidan, six, were on their way to school in Polokwane on Wednesday,October 20 when a group of armed men kidnapped them, leaving their driver unharmed.
News 24, who has been following the story very closely reported that their cellphones were later recovered in a nearby veld in the area.
Meanwhile, The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA) said in a statement that they are deeply concerned about the welfare of the four boys from Polokwane, and describes the abduction as a cowardly act to endanger the lives of young children.
“We commend individuals and communities that have shown solidarity through their calls for the safe return of the boys and their support for the Muslim community of Polokwane in general, and the boys’ family, in particular.
“Furthermore, we call upon all members of the public, across the country, to continue assisting law enforcement authorities so that the boys can be found and get reunited with their family safely,” JUSA said.
Let us not forget these names & let us not rest or be quiet until these boys are safely brought home to their parents.
— CATHERINE Constantinides (@ChangeAgentSA) October 24, 2021
The organisation added that this is a moment everyone should rally together to unequivocally condemn such criminal acts where perpetrators have to be apprehended and brought to book.
“In order to ensure the safety and security of our neighbourhoods, especially for our innocent young ones, wherever they may be. Our thoughts and fervent prayers are for the boys, their relatives and friends, as we express our support for the Moti family,” JUSA indicated.