Police are desperately searching for Mohamed Zedan, who went missing on Tuesday night. The kidnapping victim was last seen at a Mochachos eatery near Fordsburg, in the heart of Johannesburg.
Mohamed Zedan: CCTV footage of abduction victim shared online
It's understood that he was picked up at gunpoint by the kidnappers, who bundled him into a black Toyota shortly before midnight on 28 July. A total of four suspects are wanted in connection with this incident.
ABDUCTION : OUTSIDE MOCHACHOS FORDSBURG. COJ. GP. THIS IS MOHAMED ZEDAN. HE WAS TAKEN BY 4 B/M PERPS IN GETAWAY BLACK TOYOTA.— REZA (@crimeairnetwork) July 28, 2020
DJ97LXGP. CALL 10111 OR ANY POLICE WITH INFO. pic.twitter.com/wTKRqkpEDx
Earlier on Wednesday, CCTV of the shocking incident made its way online, showing the last known whereabouts of the victim. Zedan can be seen sitting at a table with what seems to be a friend, but the picture soon changes dramatically. Another male, in a black and orange top, approaches the pair ominously.
The man sat at the table with Zedan then gets to his feet, revealing that he is in fact working alongside the armed kidnapper. A gun is withdrawn and pointed against the target, who is swiftly moved on by the two accomplices. Anti-crime advocate Yusuf Abramjee uploaded the footage to his Twitter account.
Watch the Johannesburg kidnapping outside Mochachos here:
The CCTV will at least help the authorities in their search for the kidnappers. They also have the license plate number for the car used in the getaway. However, as is always the case with this type of crime, time is a factor. SAPS have asked witnesses to come forward, imploring those with information to anonymously contact 10111.