Police confirmed on Saturday that a case of armed robbery and attempted kidnapping was being investigated following the alleged abduction of Mosiuoa Lekota’s bodyguard.

“A case of armed robbery and attempted kidnapping was reported at Hammanskraal police station on Saturday around 2am. We are still investigating,” said Johannesburg police’s spokesman Senior Superintended Vish Naidoo.

On Friday, Lekota said that Sello Mpyaatona was abducted by armed gunmen at Soshanguve Section JJ in Pretoria on Friday morning.

“He left the surgery about 9am. As he was driving back, he noticed a car flickering its lights behind him.”

The occupants gestured to him to stop, which he did. A man got out, carrying a large envelope.

“Sello saw the barrel of a gun through a hole in the envelope. He was ordered into the driving seat of his car, and the gunman got in behind him,” Lekota said.

“Sello was directed to follow a gravel road and later ordered to stop in a field. After searching the car, they took two cellphones, Sello’s watch, about R5000 in cash, and the car keys.”

“He reported the matter to the police in Pretoria North, and the matter is now in their hands.”

“One of the abductors told him, ‘this party you and Lekota want to form, you will form in heaven’.”

Lekota said the remark about a new party was made by one of the gunmen before they left.