Former mayor and farmer missing in a farm invasion in Canelands

The RUSA R44 helicopter has taken off in search of 72-year-old Manna Naidoo who has been reported missing.

Naidoo’s emotional family contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) for assistance after they discovered his home on Panere Farm unlocked and four firearms missing from the safe. His white Toyota Hilux single cab bakkie with registration NJ 777 cannot also be located. Reaction Officers conducted a search of the property and located his house keys behind the premises. The farmer lived alone. His family last made contact with his daughter yesterday afternoon at 16:30. 

Due to the recent floods, roads leading to the farm have been extensively damaged. Reaction Officers were forced to abandon their vehicles several hundred meters away from the scene and continued on foot to the farm. 

An extensive search is currently underway for the former Verulam - KZN.