Mohau Pholo is being accused by social media users and some relatives of staging his viral kidnapping to scam people out of money.
Mohau Pholo has been trending after his friends and relatives reported that he was kidnapped.
How Mohau allegedly got kidnapped
This came after Mohau is said to have gone out on a date with a man he met on Grindr. Grindr is a dating app for homosexual people and has been flagged to be dangerous in South Africa.
Mohau did not come back from his date, and on his Facebook, posts of people asking for ransom money started. Videos were posted of Mohau allegedly being tortured while naked by his alleged kidnappers.
My friend Mohau Pholo has been kidnapped by Grindr people they’re using his Facebook to post gruesome content of them torturing him, they are demanding money or else they are going to kill him Please assist .Apparently he’s in Pretoria Sunnyside Mall @AdvoBarryRoux @TshenoloPi pic.twitter.com/6KtoZngHzo
— 𝘏𝘢𝘴𝘶. 💫 (@HassenaMangera) November 11, 2023
The alleged kidnappers were asking people to send money to Mohau’s Capitec account so that they could let him go. The story gained a lot of commotion on social media, with people asking for help from the police and other authorities that may help.
Why do people believe the kidnapping was staged?
The alleged kidnappers sent a number alongside a Capitec bank account for people to use to send money for his release. A friend of Mohau then commented that she had the number saved in her phone since February. She claims that it is Mohau’s Red velvet number.
Many people have started to wonder why the kidnappers would use their victim’s number and bank card to collect money.
There were also some posts in between the alleged ransom posts that were general and did not align with someone who had been kidnapped.
Despite all that, the authorities and Tshenolo, one of the most famous private investigators, are working on the case.