Travel warning issued for Seychellois in South Africa after woman is kidnapped for 3 days

The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Seychelles police are advising all Seychellois citizens to remain vigilant when travelling abroad after a Seychellois woman was kidnapped for three days in South Africa.

The woman was returned safely to her family on Tuesday.

In a statement to the press, the Foreign Affairs department called on Seychellois citizens travelling to other countries to make sure that they “inform relatives and acquaintances of their whereabouts and who they are meeting and to also exercise caution when interacting with individuals on the internet.”

The Department said the release of the 33-year old Seychellois woman held by kidnappers for three days was secured by the South African Police Services (SAPS) in an operation coordinated by the Gauteng Hostage and Crisis Negotiators centre with assistance from the Interpol, the Seychelles Police Services and the Seychelles’ embassy in Pretoria.

Source: Seychelles News Agency