Over three weeks ago, the Moti family requested prayer for the safe return of their four children who were kidnapped.
According to police statement released yesterday morning, a local resident called the police in Vuwani.
This resident told the police that the children were at their place, saying that they were dropped off on a road nearby.
This was after on October 20, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the four boys, aged between 6 and 15 years old, were on their way to school in Polokwane, when a group of men cornered their car with rifles and handguns, and forcefully removed them.
South Africans showed solidarity in the search for the Moti brothers. Across the country, people held prayers for the boys’ safe return, while others posted all over social media.
The past Sunday, Zidan, had his seventh birthday while he was still in captivity.
The parents posted on the family business facebook page a message of heartfelt gratitude to everyone who helped find their boys.
“We wish to express our sincere gratitude to South African Police Services, our political parties, the media, all the social media influencers and everyone who prayed for the safety of our children,” the post reads.
The police statement also mentioned that at the time of posting, the children had not yet been interviewed by the police. The statement added that a psychologist from the SAPS would be arranged by the investigators to assist with the interview.
The police encourage anyone with information to the kidnappers to contact the SAPS Crime Stop on 086 001 0111 or to use the MySAPS app.
All information will be treated with strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed if you want it.