Ethiopian shop owner kidnapped in South Africa


Kwao Saa

Police officers in South Africa have arrested and charged a man with kidnapping an Ethiopian shop owner in a town called eMbalenhle.

The incident occurred on February 23, 2018. The Ethiopian man, who has been identified as Tamre Seume, was kidnapped outside his shop.

A group of three men reportedly arrived in a blue VW Polo car and forced Tamre to go with them at gunpoint. The kidnappers asked for a ransom of R3 million (about $220,398). The ransom was later reduced to about R1 million ($73,598).

Tamre was in court on Friday along with members of the Ethiopian community in South Africa. A petition was presented to the court demanding that the kidnappers should not be granted bail. [….] CONTINUE READING