Police have reason to believe that missing mother, Sandra Moonsamy is stil alive.
Moonsamy, a member of the Naicker family who operate the multi-million rand logistics company, Crossmoor Transport, went missing on Thursday evening after she was hijacked in Pinetown.
It is believed that the 45-year-old mother of two was on her way home to Westville in her black SUV when three vehicles blocked her near the M13, Stapleton Road intersection.
She attempted to lock herself in her vehicle but the assailants fired two shots through the side windows to gain access. They then dragged her out and forced her into another vehicle.
The Range Rover along with her cellphone and other possession were found abandoned on the on-ramp.
Shortly after her abduction, investigators were able to ‘ping’ her second cellphone using tracking techniques which led them to Durban’s South Beach, however the phone appears to have been switched off as they are no longer able to track her.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) are heading the investigation and told IOL that the motive for the kidnapping is still unknown.
It has been assumed that Moonsamy is alive as if they had wanted her dead they would have shot her during the hijacking. There was no trace of blood in the vehicle and it was established that the bullets were fired through the vehicles windows as they were found in the dashboard.
Moonsamy’s brother, Inderan Naicker said that no ransom has been requested but the family are offering a substantial reward for any information leading to Sandra’s whereabouts.
Spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said that police units are working together with the Hawks in investigating a case of kidnapping and attempted murder.
There have been no successful leads as yet.