The 43-year-old Charloos was arrested on Thursday last week for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping.
Earlier this week, Charloos and his wife Sadyia Charloos appeared in the Protea regional court in Soweto in connection with two other kidnappings.
During the police raids on houses in Lenasia, Lawley, Brackenhurst and Benoni, which are allegedly linked to Charloos and three of his alleged accomplices, police rescued a kidnapped Gauteng businessman, seized an AK47, ammunition, military grade signal jammers, vehicle registration plates and recovered R6m in cash, 6,000 Mandrax tablets, a receipt for the sale of a R1.9m property in Bryanston, a high-performance vehicle and luxury clothing.
Charloos, who has dual SA citizenship and runs multiple businesses, including a used car dealership in Gauteng, appeared briefly in the Benoni magistrate’s court on Friday on kidnapping charges.
Dressed in black jeans and shirt, he kept his head bowed down while he stood in the dock of courtroom 2 next to his co-accused Sizwe Brian Hlabati.
Hlabati, a minibus taxi owner who runs businesses that rebuild scrapped minibus taxis, was arrested in February.
His lawyer Johan Eksteen, who also represents Charloos, told TimesLIVE Hlabati, who was released in February, was subsequently rearrested on March 6 and charged with kidnapping.
On Friday, Hlabati was granted R30,000 bail but Charloos was remanded until a formal bail application on March 31.