Hijacking gone wrong: Clip shows motorist shooting at thugs, SA reacts

Hijacking gone wrong: Clip shows motorist shooting at thugs, SA reacts

- Three hijackers attempted to steal a white Ford Bakkie at an intersection on Josiah Gumede street in Pinetown

- However, they managed to pick a far whose owner had been armed at the time of the incident

- The unidentified motorist opened fire on the thugs and one of the men got hit

- South Africans applauded the driver for fighting back, adding the intersection is a crime hotspot

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Hijackings in South Africa is not an uncommon occurrence and several videos make their way online showing these crimes in action.

However, not every hijacking attempt is successful and sometimes it is the thugs who are caught off-guard.

One recent incident, which took place at an intersection in Pinetown, Durban, was caught on video, showing a motorist fighting back.

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The particular spot on Josiah Gumede street has been dubbed a crime hotspot, and motorists are especially vigilant when stopping at the intersection.

A video, which was shared on the eThekwini Secure Facebook page, shows three men approaching a white Ford bakkie.

The men surrounded the vehicle and attempted to enter it during an alleged hijacking. However, little did they know the driver was armed.

The unidentified motorist opened fire on the thugs, dropping one and leaving the other two to flee the scene.

Hijacking gone wrong: Clip shows motorist shooting at thugs, SA reacts
A motorist opened fire on thugs during a hijacking attempt in Durban and South Africans applauded him. Photo: Muhammad Vanker / eThekwini Secure / Facebook.
Source: Facebook

The police have nor revealed whether or not the alleged hijacker had been killed during the incident but the clip shows him collapsing next to the bakkie.

South Africans have since reacted to the CCTV footage of the botched hijacking and many applauded the motorist for stopping the perpetrators in their tracks.

Persilen Naidoo commented:

"Well done driver that's how its done."

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Tateyetu Edward added:

"Always have it loaded guys."

Brenda Bengu wrote:

"Can we send the driver a case of bell's for the weekend! A very job well done!! Siyabonga."

Click on the link here to watch the video on Facebook.

Meanwhile, while the motorist was quick enough to stop the hijacking, sometimes the police have a difficult time to do the same.

Previously, Briefly.co.za reported two police officers were roasted online after they failed to stop a robbery in progress.

In fact, their casual approach to the incident allowed the alleged thugs to get away and South Africans were not impressed at all.

A video of the incident was shared online and quickly went viral.

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Source: Briefly News

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Maryn Blignaut (Human-Interest HOD) Maryn Blignaut is the Human Interest manager and feature writer. She holds a BA degree in Communication Science, which she obtained from the University of South Africa in 2016. She joined the Briefly - South African News team shortly after graduating and has over six years of experience in the journalism field. Maryn passed the AFP Digital Investigation Techniques course (Google News Initiative), as well as a set of trainings for journalists by Google News Initiative. You can reach her at: maryn.blignaut@briefly.co.za

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