Ex-Bok shocked after hijack

2011-06-12 10:07
Johannesburg – Former Springbok rugby player and SuperSport presenter Ashwin Willemse is badly traumatised after he was attacked and kidnapped by hijackers at a fuel station in Johannesburg.

The hijackers drove around for an hour with Willemse, 29, before leaving him by the side of the road.

Although the hijacking happened two weeks ago, Willemse was still too traumatised to talk about it. He would only confirm that it had happened.

Parkview police were investigating.

On May 28, Willemse stopped his Range Rover at about 19:00 at a fuel station in Hyde Park. When he wanted to get back into the car, two cars stopped next to him. Security video showed how one of the attackers held a gun to Willemse’s head and how one of the men got into Willemse’s Range Rover.

Investigating officer captain Timmy Rikhotso said the robbers kept asking Willemse if he had a tracking system in the car and where he lived.

“They told him if he played along, they wouldn’t kill him,” said Rikhotso.

Willemse was also robbed of his cellphone and wallet. 
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