The Moti brothers, Zidan, Zayyad, Alaan, and Zia Moti have been found unharmed and reunited with their family exactly three weeks after they were kidnapped.
The Moti brothers, 15-year-old Zia, 13-year-old Alaan, 11-year-old Zayyad and 7-year-old Zidan were abducted on 20 October while on their way to school.
Seven armed men, in two cars – a black Mercedes Benz and a white Kia Sorento – cornered the vehicle the boys were traveling in and left the driver. They allegedly fired shots before they took the boys were away. And that was the last trace until last night when they were found safe.
Moti Brothers Found: What We Know So Far
The family has reported that they simply received a call to come and fetch the boys.
In a message widely circulated on social media the Moti brothers’ parents Naazim and Shakira Moti wrote;
We thank Almighty Allah for accepting the our prayers and the prayers of so many in South Africa. 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. We are thankful that they were set free and when we received a phone call to fetch the children we rushed to the scene full of hope. All of South Africa supported us and we want to thank one and all for their support and kind prayers.
It’s reported across platforms that #Moti Family have released a statement confirming the release &safe return of their 4precious boys Zia, Alaan, Zayyad & Zidan who were kidnapped 3wka ago.
— CATHERINE Constantinides (@ChangeAgentSA) November 11, 2021
Naazim and Shakira have thanked all those who have assisted in the search for their children.
Naazim and Shakira say they are looking forward to healing as a family and will appreciate some privacy for a while and will talk to the media within a few days.
All of South Africa 🇿🇦 supported us and we want to thank one and all for their support and kind prayers. We are looking forward to healing as a family and will appreciate some privacy for a while. We will talk to the media within a few days.
Naazim& Shakira Moti#motibrothers
— ShaynaO 🇿🇦 (@roekshana0) November 10, 2021