JOHANNESBURG, August 25 – Musician Vusi Nova and another person were kidnapped and hijacked outside his Melville home in the early hours of Friday morning by four men who were driving a VW Polo.
Fortunately Nova was later released and was found in his underwear in a park in the Brixton area, where he reported the hijack to the police.
An official from Nova’s record label Muthaland Entertainment, identified as Delphine Klassen, told EWN that the “Ndikuthandile” hitmaker was at the Brixton Police Station. The Afropop musician was said to be shaken and unable to speak.
Commenting on the incident Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa requested help from the public for information that could assist police to arrest the hijackers. “We’re relieved to hear that musician Vusi Nova is safe & call on those with information of his hijacking to assist law enforcement agencies,” tweeted Mthethwa.
The other person who was taken away along with Nova was found unharmed in the Riverlea area.
According to another twitter post the hijacked car is a white Range Rover Sport, which has yet to be recovered.
Furthermore, Brixton police on Friday said kidnapped Afropop musician Vusi Nova was found unharmed in Soweto and statements were being taken at his residence in Melville after his early morning ordeal in which his car hijacked.
Brixton Police Station spokesperson Jeanette Backhoff said: “He was shaken up, but wasn’t hurt. Police are currently taking statements at his house and a hijacking case has been opened. He was dropped off in soweto, further information will be gathered once statements are completed.”
– African News Agency (ANA)