Man hands over keys, but hijackers shoot him

2009-04-30 00:00

HE was forced out of his car at gunpoint and handed over his keys.

But this did not stop Bongani Nxumalo’s assailants from shooting him in the head.

Nxumalo (40) is fighting for his life in hospital after being robbed of his Toyota Corolla on Wednesday evening, while parked at a bus shelter along the Imbali Main Road in Unit AA, just a day after a Toyota Yaris was hijacked in Richmond Crest.

An off-duty policeman came to Nxumalo’s rescue after he was left for dead.

Senior Superintendent Henry Budhram said Nxumalo was with Nontokozo Mkhize (23) when two men forced them out of the car at gunpoint.

After Nxumalo handed over his keys, two shots were fired at him.

An off-duty police officer who was walking past summoned the police and an ambulance.

Police have asked anyone with information on the missing red Toyota Corolla sedan (NP 155 682) to contact Detective Captain Keith Wessels on 033 398 9771 or 083 232 2737.

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