Soolimans are grateful hijackers took just the car

2012-06-16 00:00

WORDS of support are pouring in for a Pietermaritzburg Good Samaritan after a horrific hijacking at the gate of his home on Thursday night.

The Gift of the Givers foundation founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman and his wife, Ayesha (32), were the target of hijackers on their arrival at the gate of their Mountain Rise home. He was held at gunpoint.

“Words of support are pouring in at the Gift of the Givers offices around the country. People are sending e-mails, faxes, SMSes, Facebook and Twitter posts. We are fortunate and we are grateful that nothing happened to us because some people are getting shot and killed during hijackings.” said Sooliman.

Sooliman has reached out to South Africans and people in need throughout the world.

Sooliman was returning from King Shaka International airport in a car belonging to his wife’s sister at about 6.20 pm. He noticed the black Toyota parked nearby, as they parked the car.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said the suspects forced Ayesha Sooliman out of the vehicle and fled the scene in the silver BMW with registration number NUR 37128. No arrests have been made yet.

“Police are making an appeal to anyone that can assist with any information that will assist in the investigation to contact Detective Captain Pipes Haffajee from SAPS Mountain Rise Detectives at his office at 033 387 9622 or on his cell at 079 500 0264,” said Jeevan.

She added that any witness or informant who wishes to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stop on the toll free number 08600 10111.

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