PRETORIA – The owner of the infamous Blackdoor Lifestyle Lounge that was raided during the state of disaster curfew in 2020 has been reported missing since Saturday. The club owner was allegedly kidnapped & abducted on Saturday night around 20:00pm according to a post that was shared on Twitter.
#Kidnappings BOLO: White VW Golf 7 with blue lights & a grey Toyota Hilux double cab: 10+
men, armed kidnapped the driver and passenger of a yellow McLaren in 3rd Road, Chartwell, JHB, this evening. The one victim is apparently the owner of a night club. pic.twitter.com/eUPDrGkm05
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) March 12, 2022
It is not clear what happened at the scene of the incident as there is no official forensic report by the South African Police Service regarding the incident. The only conclusions drawn were based on eyewitnesses, the car, and gun bullets that were found at the scene.
The owners of blackdoor lifestyle lounge Don Eje and Stanley Obiamalu have allegedly been targeted by various social groups in the country as far back as 2019, calling for an investigation into their affairs and establishment. This was before the raid was carried out at the club in 2020.
Here are the owners of #BlackDoor Nigerians criminals Don Eje(on right) and Stanley O(on the left).. Don is Bonang Matheba’s blesser and Stanley O is Boity thulo’s ex.. Infact Stanley was suppose to deported year after he was arrested for tax fraud. Let’s NOT defend CRIMINALS pic.twitter.com/8XkTzHYhdm
— Defenders of South Africa 🇿🇦 (@KingK10850845) October 25, 2020
Closing down this blackdoor place isn’t enough, it’s illegal Nigerian owner who doesn’t even have a permit for that place must be jailed and deported along with all his Nigerian friends. #PutSouthAfricanFirst #SARSmustrise #BlackDoor #bhekicele
— Kgomotso 🇿🇦 (@mrsTshils) October 25, 2020
— Ntlogeleng Ke bine (@Ntlogelengkebin) October 25, 2020
Club owners pay cops like how was Blackdoor open just the next day after they broke the regulations
— Mbongiseni Mbatha (@Mbatha10) December 24, 2020
Townpress reporter was at Douglasdale Police Station and after speaking to those on duty concluded there was not much information to share regarding this case as allegations continue that some of the kidnappers were seen in police uniforms.
The police inspector that attended to the reporter also refused to answer any of the questions regarding the allegations, particularly that the case was not investigated properly due to the fact the victim was not a South African citizen.
The Nigerian Consulate and the Association of Nigerians in South Africa also had no information on the progress of the case, contact of the family, or any vital correspondence with the authorities in locating Don Eje.
Eje has been labeled by many, as a hard worker and entrepreneurial Nigerian living in South Africa, even though some people hold a different opinion. However, there has been a thread of comments across social media platforms under the hashtag #helpfinddon #FreeDonEje soliciting for information and his return.
Anyone with any information regarding the case can contact the Douglasdale Police Station on 011 699 1333
Don eje, the owner of blackdoor has been kidnapped in SA
— Tegaphilip (@Tegaphilip1) March 16, 2022
— charmaine_lenice (@LeniceCharmain1) March 16, 2022
— Dj Taj [TheBeard] (@iamdjtaj) March 16, 2022
I don’t know him personally but this is heartbreaking , very sad to think about it, a strong prayer is needed. People are cruel , the world we live in sometimes is not something I can be proud of 💔 We need God to Intervene! #FreeDonEje pic.twitter.com/LwLSs1uW5G
— Bongekile Dlamini (@bongekileDlamz) March 15, 2022
It’s day 4 now of kidnapping🥺, nothing about Don Eje. Hope he is safe #FreeDonEje
— Basetsana Gwele (@bassi_gwele) March 15, 2022
Hi guys, Don Eje has been missing, he was reportedly kidnapped. Today marks 5days, and no word from the kidnappers. Please RT to raise awareness and please help us pray for his safe return. #FreeDonEje pic.twitter.com/90SiQ3AEwd
— Queen 👑 (@nanga_tp) March 16, 2022
— babygirl♡ (@HadebeHappiness) March 16, 2022
— SIR. Nceba Classen (@Nceba_ZA) March 16, 2022
This is South Africa 🇿🇦
BOLO: The CEO of Blackdoor Club Sandton Don Eje has been kidnapped by armed men since Sunday.
Location: 3rd Road, Chartwell, JHB driving a yellow McLaren at the time he was abducted.
Please continue to pray for him. 🙏
— Simphiwe Makinde (@segun_makind) March 15, 2022
Sandton Blackdoor Lifestyle Lounge ‘s CEO Don Eje was reported kidnapped & abducted on Saturday night around 20:00pm. If you any information and whereabouts please don’t hesitate immediately contact your nearest Police Station.#FreeDonEje
#PodcastAndChill #Fiestablack pic.twitter.com/pa70ppuH6H
— Guga Mzimba (@QhizzoBoi) March 15, 2022
He always posts his wife so your friend is a whore https://t.co/mgVGPj9aqS
— Z (@blaircallzinhle) March 16, 2022