Good news: Moti brothers reportedly safely after 3 weeks kidnapping ordeal

The four Moti brothers aged seven, 11, 13 and 15, kidnapped in Limpopo three weeks ago, have reportedly been reunited with their parents.

A statement stating this was issued on the family’s Auto Moti business page on Facebook in the early hours of Thursday.

Zidan, Zayyad, Alaan and Zia Moti were abducted, allegedly by seven gunmen, while they were being driven from their home in Polokwane’s Nirvana suburb to the nearby Curro Heuwelkruin School. 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,” the statement read.

The period since the kidnapping has been marked by relative silence from the family and police on updates or whether ransom demands were received.

Asking for privacy while they came to terms with events, the parents thanked South Africans for the support they received.