Dr Vawda and family are robbed at gunpoint

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Dr Vawda and family are robbed at gunpoint
STICK UP: EFF member of Parliament Dr Younus Vawda was helps up at gunpoint in his home and robbed of items worth close to R1m. PICTURE BY Caxton

He said the three men that entered his home were speaking in siSwati.


 EFF member of Parliament, Dr Younus Vawda is reportedly thanking God after being left uninjured by three armed men who came to his Barberton home of Mpumalanga and robbed the family of money.

The ordeal at the Mpumalanga politician occurred last Friday night and the entire Vawda family was threatened with guns before being tied up, the Lowvelder has reported.

Vawda said he was in the shower late on that night when three men came to him and held him up. They were speaking SiSwati and took him to the rest of the family members who were tied up in the sitting room.

When he was there, the men ordered him to lie down and then demanded money.

Police spokesman Jabu Ndubane confirmed the incident.

He said Vawda’s family was held hostage and tied up, except for the elderly grandmother, in the house after 9 on Friday night.

Vawda told the men he didn’t keep cash in the house. They then searched his room and found the keys for his BMW X5.

The men continued to threaten the family and Vawda eventually transferred R19.000 from his credit card to his debit card, said Ndubane.

“The suspects then drove away with his BMW. They also took an iPhone, iPad and MacBook. The items together are worth about R947,000,” the police said.

Ndubane added the MP’s car was later discovered abandoned in eMjindini’s Extension 11, and the men had withdrawn the cash.

Vawda, a medical doctor by profession, became a member of Parliament on an EFF ticket during the 2014 general elections.

(edited by MLM) 

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