- MEC for Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Faith Mazibuko's vehicle was hijacked with one of her security officers still inside
- The officer was not harmed during the incident and was later dumped in Sophiatown
- The police are now searching for a white Volkswagen Jetta, the hijack suspects' vehicle
No one is immune to the crime in South Africa. Two weeks ago the Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga was hijacked in Midrand.
This weekend Faith Mazibuko, the MEC for Sport‚ Arts‚ Culture and Recreation‚ had her car hijacked with her security officer in it in Johannesburg. Mazibuko was in a meeting at the time.
While Mazibuko's security waited for her, a group of men with guns entered her vehicle, pointed their guns at the officer, demanded the vehicle's keys and drove off with him still inside.
According to a report by TimesLive, The hijackers kept the officer with them in the vehicle until they reached Sophiatown, where they decided to leave the man, unharmed.
Briefly.co.za learned that the police is now looking for hijackers as well as their vehicles; it is said that they have started a man-hunt. They are looking for a green Mercedes-Benz - Mazibuko's vehicle - as well as a white Volkswagen Jetta - the hijackers' vehicle.
Nomazwe Ntlokwana, Mazibuko's spokesperson, stated that she was feeling alright after what happened on Saturday. She was not harmed and she is relieved that her security walked away from the hijacking unscathed.
The police are now asking the help of the South African public in their search for the hijackers and the vehicles involved. The police also ask that any members of the public that suspect that they may have information on the location of the vehicles or the suspects should call their nearest police station.
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