- Karen Landi was hijacked by 3 men in Walkerville
- They viciously assaulted her and she had to spend time in ICU
- However, she refuses to let the incident change view of South Africa
A brave woman endured a vicious hijacking recently but refuses to let the incident change her view that the majority of South Africans are good people.
Writing on dignitydreams.com, Karen Landi said the incident happened on 29 September in Walkerville, Gauteng.
She was driving home at night from an outreach camp when three men tricked her into stopping her car, Briefly.co.za learned.
The men had fitted blue lights on their car and used a siren to compel Karen to pull over. However, they grabbed her car keys and forced her into the backseat of her car.
They brutally assaulted her while asking what tracking system her car had. The men also demanded cash and threatened to indecently assault her.
In the end, they left her by a roadside and took off with her car. Karen managed to get back to the outreach camp. Her colleagues rushed her to hospital, where she was placed in ICU.
Despite the scary ordeal, Karen is thankful she's alive. She insists that crime is perpetrated by a minority:
I refuse to change the way I see my country and her people because three men chose to viciously beat, assault and terrorise me. Those three men do not make up South Africa. They are evil and cowardly – and they need to be dealt with as the law sees fit.
Police managed to recover Karen's car. She thanked her family, friends, and colleagues for their support as she continues to recover at home.
Karen also advised motorists to never stop their cars in secluded areas. In addition, they shouldn't hate everyone because of the actions of a few.
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