Hijacked couple: Gospel CD saved us

2012-10-19 09:26
Pierre and Marie du Toit at their home in Tweespruit. (Conrad Bornman, Volksblad)

Pierre and Marie du Toit at their home in Tweespruit. (Conrad Bornman, Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - A Free State couple believe that a gospel CD saved their lives after armed men attacked, kidnapped and hijacked them from their home in Tweespruit.

Primary school principal Pierre du Toit, 59, and his wife Marié, 58, a teacher at the school said they knew the Lord was with them when the robbers put on one of their gospel CDs in the car, reported Volksblad.

The Du Toits thought they were going to die when the men put them in one of their cars and drove off.

At one stage the car hit a pothole and one of the tyres burst.

But soon after putting on the gospel CD, the hijackers saw an oncoming blue-light car and got a fright, abandoned the car and ran away.

“It is a miracle that they are alive,” said their son, Christo.

He believed they had been kidnapped to kill them.

The couple said they thought a former employee with whom they were in a labour dispute, was involved.

Their cellphones, jewellery, the woman’s wedding ring, keys and money were stolen along with weapons from the safe.

The armed men were apprehended by police.

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