Moti brothers safely home after three-week kidnapping ordeal

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The four Moti brothers aged seven, 11, 13 and 15, kidnapped in Limpopo three weeks ago, have been reunited with their parents.Police in Vuwani received a call from a local resident alerting officers that the children arrived at their house on Wednesday night, saying they were dropped off on a nearby road, said police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo.

Zidan, Zayyad, Alaan and Zia Moti were abducted, allegedly by seven gunmen, while being driven from their home in Polokwane’s Nirvana suburb to the nearby Curro Heuwelkruin School on October 20. Sunday marked the birthday of the youngest sibling Zian, who turned seven.

Parents Naazim and Shakira Moti “are overjoyed by the return of their four sons”, read a statement on the family’s business page on Facebook.

“We are thankful that they were set free and when we received a phone call to fetch the children, we rushed to the scene full of hope.

“We are looking forward to healing as a family.”

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