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TWO men accused of kidnapping the five-year-old son of an Angolan mining magnate will know on Thursday if they will be granted bail.
"Why do we let him suffer in custody, while verifying status?" asked Paul Leisher, acting for Fernando Jamba, on learning that the state had not yet verified his identity status or that of his co-accused Francisco Jose.
Jose and Jamba have been charged with kidnapping and extortion.
"The state has been granted postponements ," argued Leisher.
Jose's lawyer told the court there was no evidence linking his client to the case other than being identified by a witness.
A policeman told the court that four men, two armed, kidnapped Samuel Amoes at a church in Troyeville, Joburg, on May 9, and demanded ransom money for his release.
More than R1million was paid to the kidnappers. Amoes is the son of Faustino Amoes. - Sapa