Tobacco shop owner and father freed after R3m ransom paid

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Tobacco shop owner and father freed after R3m ransom paid

They are among a number of kidnapped businessmen over the past six months, with huge amounts demanded

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A Jordanian businessman and his father who were kidnapped in Johannesburg earlier this month have been released after a R3m ransom was paid on Wednesday evening.

Jordanian ambassador Ibrahim Awawdeh said the businessman, who is in his 40s, was kidnapped on August 16, together with his 70-something father who was visiting the country.

Times Select understands they were released on Thursday morning after the kidnappers received the ransom money...

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