Motive for late night attack unknown, say SAPS
Three men and a woman have been arrested on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder after a 45-year-old Nemato man was abducted from his home late last Wednesday night (June 5), driven to Bathurst and stabbed multiple times.
Sky Alarms was first on the scene when they responded to a panic signal at a Bathurst residence at 2.43am. The resident had pressed the panic after hearing suspicious voices outside.
The security officer found the seriously wounded man lying next to the driveway.
“He was interviewed and reported he was abducted from his residence in Port Alfred in the boot of a car and brought to an isolated area in Bathurst where he was stabbed and his throat slit,” Sky Alarms reported.
“The abductors left him for dead and departed. He then stumbled for help, being guided by the lights of the premises.”
Sky Alarms alerted the police and called for an ambulance, which took the man to Port Alfred Hospital where he was reported to be in a stable condition.
Police spokeswoman Captain Mali Govender said Nemato SAPS had investigated and ascertained the victim was at home when he heard a knock on the door at about 11.15pm on Wednesday June 5.
“He went to open and was attacked by four African males who took him to a car and drove to a field close to Bathurst. They stopped and stabbed him several times. He then escaped while the suspects allegedly attempted to slit his throat,” Govender said.
After that he was found by the responding security officer.
“Following an intense investigation four suspects, including a female, have been arrested. They will all appear in the local magistrate’s court early next week,” Govender said.
“The motive for the incident is not known and will also be investigated.”