Kidnapped Biokineticist Riana Pretorius Found Unharmed, Thanks Supporters

Gqeberha, South Africa – Riana Pretorius, a 26-year-old biokineticist who was kidnapped outside her medical practice in Newton Park, Gqeberha, has been found unharmed and has taken to social media to thank everyone for their support[4][6]. Pretorius was allegedly forced into a white Toyota Corolla by armed men[1].

Pretorius studied at Nelson Mandela University and had her own practice in Pickering Street, where the abduction took place[2]. The kidnapping occurred at around 8 a.m. on Thursday when Pretorius arrived for work[3].

Hawks Eastern Cape spokesperson Captain Yolisa Mgolodela confirmed that Pretorius was found unharmed in the early hours of Friday, 24 March 2023[4]. During her disappearance, a prayer meeting was held for Pretorius, showing the support and concern from the community[5].

One suspect was arrested shortly after Pretorius was taken[10]. The investigation into the abduction is ongoing, and further details about the circumstances surrounding her kidnapping and release are yet to be revealed.

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