Errol Musk reported kidnapping in Langebaan: Here’s what we know
Reports fluttering about on social media suggest the incident occurred in the leafy town situated on the eastern shore of Langebaan Lagoon, where Errol resides.
Initially thought to be a hijacking, the rumour mill has ramped up speculation, suggesting that the criminals intended to kidnap the 77-year-old.
Speculations have arisen that the perpetrators might have targeted Errol Musk under the false assumption that he has access to his son Elon’s substantial wealth.
It is important to note that these speculations stem from local rumours, and neither the Musk family nor Langebaan authorities have confirmed these reports.
A request for a statement from the police was not returned with a response when this article was published.
Does Elon Musk get along with his father?
Errol Musk, unlike his son Elon, has maintained a relatively low profile. He is known for his complex family relationships, being the father of seven children, including Elon, Kimbal, Tosca, Alexandra, and Asha Rose Musk.
He also fathered two children with his stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout. Despite occasional public appearances and a few interviews, Errol has largely stayed away from the limelight.
The Musk family dynamics have been a subject of public interest, especially given the strained relationship between Errol and his children. Both Elon and his ex-wife Maye Musk have publicly shared their less-than-flattering views of Errol, an engineer and former emerald mine owner.