The driver of an Iveco bus revealed his horror when a group of 22 men hijacked his vehicle and forced him to drive to a secret location.
It is an unfortunate statistic that hijackings are becoming commonplace in South Africa.
However, one stood out recently for the number of hijackers involved as well as the outcome.
Mathatha Mola was busy driving a load of passengers in his Iveco bus on 22nd February.
Upon stopping at a stop street in the Witbank CBD, a group of 22 people forced his passengers out and assumed control of the vehicle.
Witbank news reported that they then forced Mola to drive to Khutala Mine.
The 39-year-old revealed the emotions on the day. He said, “I was never so scared in my life. Imagine 22 people hijacking your vehicle.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that the assailants had an active interest in the workers’ strike at the mine.
Fortunately for Mola, he kept his wits about him and reported it to the first policeman he saw at the mine.
The group of men fled the van but police were able to apprehend two of them.
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