On Thursday, May 30, a businesswoman was kidnapped from Stapleton Road in Pinetown (KwaZulu-Natal). Unidentified men reportedly forced the victim off the road before firing shots at her car and forcing her out. The victim was then pushed into a vehicle and driven away.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the kidnapping.
South Africa suffers from extremely high crime rates and continues to be one of the most violent countries in the world. Official statistics cite the national murder rate at over 50 homicides per day. Cities and townships (shantytowns) are particularly affected by violence.
Individuals in South Africa are advised to monitor developments to the security situation and remain vigilant for criminal activity.
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