Viral Video of GTI Drivers Hijacking Toyota Fortuner at Tollgate Terrifies South Africans

Viral Video of GTI Drivers Hijacking Toyota Fortuner at Tollgate Terrifies South Africans

  • A hijacking that took place at a tollgate stunned the nation to the core
  • In a video posted on Instagram, three men jump out of a Golf GTI and attempt to hijack a Toyota Fortuner behind them
  • Netizens are scared that crime in the country is spiralling out of control and feared for the worst

With eight years of experience, Tebogo Mokwena, a current affairs writer for Briefly News, provided insight into the criminal justice system and high-profile cases in South Africa at Daily Sun.

A group of hijackers tried to hijack a Toyota Fortuner while standing at a toll gate
South Africans are worried about crime after a Toyota Fortuner was hijacked at a tollgate. Images: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images/Westend61
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A video of a hijacking is going viral on Instagram and it highlights how hijackings are becoming a severe problem in Mzansi. The clip shows the criminals attempting a hijacking while at a tollgate and it left South Africans worried about how safe the country is.

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Hijacking at tollgate recorded on video

@kunenemfa posted the reel on their Instagram page. In the video, a VW Golf stops after paying its toll fee, and three people jump out. They immediately rush to the Toyota Fortuner behind them and attempt to hijack the car.

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One enters the vehicle, and a few moments later, the car drives off. It's not certain whether the hijacking was successful. Watch the reel here.

Netizens worried about crime in SA

South Africans were concerned about how Toyota Fortuners are being stolen and fear the worst in Mzansi.

Milesthekasanova asked:

“Aren’t there supposed to be police or Hawks at tollgates in case you go through this?”

thabang.Mafa added:

“The driver did what was best under the circumstances. The moment they see the car move, they start shooting. Now you have lost a car, that will be replaced a week later. Life cannot be replaced by insurance.”

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Mudadimelisa pointedo out:

“South Africa has got to be the most dangerous country in Africa. People are getting killed like chickens there.”

Businsky19 sadly said:

“The new South Africa. Greedy carless criminals are running the country.”

Th_zenge exclaimed:

“This is now getting out of hand. This country must bring back normalcy and root out these rogue elements once and for all.”

Rowenavandiemen shared her experience.

“This makes me sick to the core. My cousin was also a victim of an attempted hijack yesterday. These criminals think they can do whatever because we have criminals stealing from people and running the country.”

Old couple foils hijacking attempt

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that an elderly couple foiled an attempted hijacking with quick thinking.

A TikTok video of the incident went viral. The couple packed their bags into the car's boot in the clip. A young man appears and attempts to hijack the vehicle. The driver's quick thinking saw him throw the key onto the roof, leaving the would-be hijacker no choice but to flee the scene.

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Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email:

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