Six-year-old Shahnawaz Asghar, who was kidnapped at gunpoint outside his Cape Town home on Thursday, has been found safe and unharmed.

The Kasi-Boy has reliably learnt his family had received a ransom request of R800,000 for his safe release.

It was not immediately clear whether the entire amount had been paid to the kidnappers.

Shahnawaz was with his father outside their Kensington home when they were approached by four men.

It is understood one grabbed the boy while another pointed a gun at the father. The kidnappers fled with the boy in a vehicle.

It was then revealed that Shahnawaz’s mother was reportedly contacted by the kidnappers with their ransom demand.


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