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Hijackers target Good Samaritan

2012-05-08 11:07

Pretoria - Two young men who pretended to be hitchhikers hijacked a car on Monday after the driver stopped to give them a lift.

Beeld reported that Sipho Mvuyana, 24, stopped on DR Malan Drive to offer them a ride, but they pulled out a firearm and ordered him out of the car.

“You think you help people and then they point a firearm at you,” he said.

“I can’t believe it but, oh well, fortunately I wasn’t hurt.”

A traffic policeman saw Mvuyana with his hands in the air and gave chase to the men speeding off in the Volkswagen Polo.

A high-speed chase ensured through streets in Gezina, resulting in a collision with other cars after which the men were arrested.

One person was injured in the crash and taken to hospital.
 

Comments
  • winston.mullany - 2012-05-08 11:15

    If you want to help someone and they do this then they don't deserve a place in society! There are too many good samaritans out there that do good and only to be screwed over by idiots like this. They the reasons people are not helping each other!

      Clifford - 2012-05-08 12:08

      White people committing a high jacking. Are you sh*tting me. This must be a first.These two are probably the first white people arrested this year.

      Junebugg - 2012-05-08 12:11

      For Highjacking probably yeah!!!

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-08 12:11

      @Clifford, go to the prisons you will see white criminals. crime does not respect racial boundaries.

      jowza1 - 2012-05-08 12:13

      clifford,where are you living

      Tshifhiwa - 2012-05-08 12:16

      @Clifford you are prabably still in the 70's, we have seen some horrible crimes comitted by white people this year. Crime doesn't know color dude.

      wynand.bothma - 2012-05-08 12:19

      People like these messes things up for people who really needs help. The main reason I do not help people I don't know is perfectly illustrated in this article. I have to be a prick, because we live in a country where no one can be trusted. Sorry for you good samaritan - I hope you stay the good person you are... just don't trust anyone.

      Clifford - 2012-05-08 12:39

      @ Jowza.....I'm from Zimbabwe..And I'm thinking of going back because the situation in Zimbabwe is much better than the situation in South Africa at the moment.

      Shannon - 2012-05-08 13:14

      @Clifford, then please stop wasting precious time and get your butt back to Zim so that a South African can have his/her job back and we can count on one less unnecessary crime due to the fact that there aren't enough jobs to go around. thanks muchly.

      Zambezi - 2012-05-08 13:59

      White men can't ..............hijack!

      Clifford - 2012-05-08 14:03

      @ Shannon....Yes blame crime on no jobs...My other brothers and sisters from another mother are blaming apartheid.

      Zambezi - 2012-05-08 14:13

      Why is everybody so shocked ?................................these people have been robbing us for the last 300 hundred years or so!

      gailcarolynhayes - 2012-05-09 09:16

      Clifford, You are living in dreamland if you imagine that only one race of people do crime in this country! Demographically it may appear that this is so but the bttom line is that there are criminals among all racial groups here. It only seems that there are more of darker hue because they outnumber lighter pigmented folks by about 10 to one.

  • Lebogang - 2012-05-08 11:17

    Rainbow Nation at work

      John - 2012-05-08 11:19

      dont need them as part of the rainbow nation,

      Thato - 2012-05-08 12:46

      I read the headline and thought-"nothing new", but then when I say the picture *this is what I call democracy and equality- who said hijaking is not for whites*.... you've just gotta LOVE Suid Afrika... @ Lebogang- Rainbow nation network....

      Fussed - 2012-05-08 14:12

      Equal opportunity

  • John - 2012-05-08 11:17

    maximum sentance for these hooligans, they must face the full might of the law, if you look at the photo they seem to be two healthy young men, give them hard labour so our tax money is not wasted on looking after them for the next 20yrs.

      Kala - 2012-05-08 11:21

      Procold2 - I love the idea of prison labour. That way they get to repay their debt to society and not just sit and watch TV paid for by the tax payers.

  • Kala - 2012-05-08 11:23

    Let's hope their last road trip is in the back of that police van.

  • James - 2012-05-08 11:25

    Im so shocked at this!! Sadly i will never again stop for anyone!!!

      Vernon - 2012-05-08 11:53

      shocked too! white jackers!!!!damn.welcome to sa.even the copper looks shocked.

      Johan - 2012-05-08 11:58

      Not shocked at all. White people also commit crime. I have been robbed by whites before!!

      James - 2012-05-08 12:02

      @Rikesh Ishwarlall. Why does everything in this country revolve around race and people causing sh1t??? I do stop for people and will never again!!! THAT is what i meant!!!

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-08 12:09

      I'm glad we see the true reality of things and not being sarcastic and defensive about it. crime does not respect race boundaries, any race commits crime.

      shandukane.moshatana - 2012-05-08 12:15

      not everybody does this but this boys were just high on something just like our kasi boys.they all need the devil to show them his scars that he got from the the fight that he had with God's angel maybe they will change

      James - 2012-05-08 12:42

      Very clever Rikesh Ishwarlall!!!As long as you got the message! You deserved that!!!

      Johan - 2012-05-08 12:51

      Mashando - I don't want to get into the angels and demons thing, but I agree that they were most likely high on something. I often see young white guys wandering around our cities, probably looking to score some drugs - just like the kasi boys. I think these people do get desperate. Drugs is a huge problem in our society and it affects everyone, from the Cape Flats to Houghton..

  • Andre - 2012-05-08 11:37

    Please...may the courts set a prescedent with severe consequences on these two so that those who follow the same path are treated in the same fashion... NO PRESEDENTIAL pardon for them and those of the same ilk! I too wish them many years of hard labour and no TV... o the good samaritan, keep on being the man you are as there are not many like you around anymore!

      watsongeorgejan - 2012-05-08 11:53

      Cases like these should be viewed with the assumption that this was'nt their first criminal act (which i believe it was't) then we'll have sentences relevant to these cowardly acts !.

  • Sharon - 2012-05-08 11:38

    No good deed goes unpunished. Cynical, but true...

  • Thembi - 2012-05-08 11:38

    Thank you mvunyana for your helpful nature and thank you for the police that caught those criminals.I wish they rot in jail for taking advantage of a helpful person

  • Antipoaching - 2012-05-08 11:41

    lock em up and chuck the key away..... thugs!

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-08 11:42

    Lock them up and throw away the key.

  • revaro.winkler - 2012-05-08 11:44

    eish you can not do that in the capital wher police are around every single corner

  • tanya.metelerkamp - 2012-05-08 11:46

    I think they should start using the american principal of using these unfit members of society on chain gangs and have them fix the potholes on our roads.

  • David - 2012-05-08 11:49

    The charges against them must include reckless driving as well. They could have killed other innocent people while trying to get away. Idiots, lock them up for life.

      Carla - 2012-05-08 14:03

      Agreed...but when you have rapists that only get 10 years, do you really think there's any chance of these two getting more than 5 years???

  • Johann - 2012-05-08 11:56

    This is new... I see there is a new business opportunity, better than car guarding for a change. The country is definitely changing.Dont trust the car gaurd.

  • Johan - 2012-05-08 11:57

    Wow - Never pick up hitch hikers! Feel sorry for the guy - Been hijacked before, and I know it is not something one forgets easily.

  • Charl - 2012-05-08 11:58

    lol! This is to funny! Two white guys robin a black guy! What the hell lol. I love the new south africa to much lol.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-08 12:07

      I love it too Charl. HAHAHAHAHA

      jowza1 - 2012-05-08 12:07

      like this has never happened before

      Brett - 2012-05-08 14:50

      @jowza not very often.

      sylvester - 2012-05-09 17:06

      Maybe it was a case of : If you cannot beat them, join them

  • Michaele - 2012-05-08 12:01

    I see the usual people who are quick to comment about ANC etc. make no comments here. Crime has no barriers. Lock these guys away for a long time. Armed robbery is not a joke, it is a serious crime.

  • elroydb - 2012-05-08 12:02

    This is what happens when there are no opportunities for our youth.

      jowza1 - 2012-05-08 12:10

      is it elroydb

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-08 12:21

      i guess all the crimes committed by youth can be blamed on non availability of ooportunities nhe?

      Tshifhiwa - 2012-05-08 12:22

      @elroydb i bet you would not say that, if the offenders where Blacks.

      Carla - 2012-05-08 14:06

      Seriously???

  • janti.cloete - 2012-05-08 12:02

    How do you "pretend" to be a hijacker and still hijack the car...?!?

  • Stephen - 2012-05-08 12:03

    Should be the motto on the SA National Flag and Govt. Coat of Arms : "Trust No One".

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-05-08 12:05

    isn't this suppose to be other way around? I mean victim and culprits, aren't they mistakenly twisted? Rainbow nation, I love it. Gld those monsters did not kill you.

  • Khanya.McCutha - 2012-05-08 12:12

    Heeeeeeeh!!!!! I`m amazed by the comments here, white people do commit crime like any other race>>>>>No one`s immune

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-08 12:14

      true that. its just that some white people associate crime with only blacks hence these comments.

      Martin - 2012-05-08 12:41

      First gun ever pulled on me was a white guy, first knife a black guy. these two must do the time.. wish i was a fly on the rear view mirror, just to check the wtf look on the drivers face haha, glad he was unharmed,

      Johnny Johnny Shun - 2015-08-05 18:36

      So true. It's just that often, blacks are at the forefront but whites help them eliminate trails or evidences. I've heard of cases whereby hijackers had to phone their white colleagues who work for tracking companies to direct them on how to deactivate tracking devices.

  • zuksy - 2012-05-08 12:15

    These skelem white people need to be taken to jail and hardsh punishment deserve them......hi jacking is a very serious case.....

  • Greg - 2012-05-08 12:18

    No-gooders...Crime never pays in the end!!

  • Xzaviera - 2012-05-08 12:18

    "A high-speed chase ensured through streets in Gezina, resulting in a collision with other cars after which the men were arrested". ENSURED??? Is it just me? Are you serious? ENSURED??? Ensued, perhaps... I dunno which is sadder. The story or the reporting...

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-08 12:23

      let me tell what is sad, "the hijack incident is"

  • Obinna-Onwuha - 2012-05-08 12:19

    I noticed from the comments that most SA people are so blinded by color. People, I am well travelled and have friends accross all races. Whites are as good and bad, crooky and dishonest. But have you asked yourself why they are always dependent? Have you asked yourself why you may recieve equal or better salary but they live better? One of your answers is that they know how to make a plan by SA's slang or steal by the british standard. Just be careful if you must give a lift.

      Johan - 2012-05-08 12:27

      Huh?

  • Angelica - 2012-05-08 12:23

    its actually hilarious

      Johan - 2012-05-08 12:29

      It is not hilarious to be hijacked at all. But what I do find quite funny is the fact that these guys were extremely dumb hijackers!

  • friedrich.kruger - 2012-05-08 12:27

    Congratulations to the very observant police officers and acting promptly. Let's hope the justice system does not screw up again and let these gangsters out on bail.

  • kasamkelo - 2012-05-08 12:32

    Well this' been happening for long in SA, whites inherited criminality from forefathers - I'm not in June-July after all.

  • Vernon - 2012-05-08 12:37

    welcome to papas world

  • rvbrink - 2012-05-08 12:37

    Black, White, Coulered, Asian etc. It is not the race that commits the crime but the person.

  • faerrab - 2012-05-08 12:45

    Clifford I once mentioned to you that you should get out of SA ASAP since you always bitching about this country - If I could afford it I would gladly have helpded with relocation expenses.

  • SM1012 - 2012-05-08 12:47

    I'm amazed...welcome WHITE boys in the WORLD of evil...can' believe it. Afriforum must be contesting that they were IMPERSONATED...HAHAHAHHAHA.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-08 12:54

      You realize that the poor black man isn't the only one being let down by the government? There is a reason why people from poorer communities are more likely to commit acts of theft and robbery.

      Johan - 2012-05-08 13:16

      There has always been white crooks. This is nothing new. Even during the apartheid years - Remember the Stander - gang? Why would Afriforum protest - They were caught red handed.

  • muriel.proudfoot - 2012-05-08 13:24

    .....aaaand the wheel turns!

  • Carla - 2012-05-08 13:59

    This is why I will never stop for anyone along the side of the road. It's just not worth the risk.

  • Nak3dPeanut - 2012-05-08 14:02

    What idiots, endangering other people lives for a polo.. Lol the poor dude, I wouldn't pick up hitchhikers ever again!

  • peter.norma - 2012-05-08 14:03

    They should get minimum of 20 years and no parole!

      dumisiledee - 2012-05-08 14:52

      That will never happen peter.norma. Child rapists, murderers etc merely get 10 years...these 2 guys didn't kill or shoot anyone, they'll most probably get away with 2 years in jail.

  • i2meleng - 2012-05-08 14:41

    Proof again that crime is committed by all races hahahahaha. Let's see all the thumbs down.

      Johan - 2012-05-08 15:17

      Why thumbs down? As I said before you get quite a lot of white crooks everywhere in the world.

      Martin - 2012-05-08 15:33

      i gave you a thumbs down for absolutely no reason, didnt wanna disappoint lol

      i2meleng - 2012-05-09 08:21

      Thanks Maryin, very kind of you. I'm just tired of all this nonsense, "Us Whites" and "Us ANC" surely we are all smarter than the racial comments some post on the site. I agree with you Johan, although colour should not matter when crime is committed.

  • Besil - 2012-05-08 15:10

    I thought white people we are done with robbery , we have robbed and been robbing these blacks since we came long ago, we robbed land and we now doing "smart robbery in the mines, these youngster are a disgrace to our community!

      Johan - 2012-05-08 15:16

      This was a failed robbery though..! :-) We are just not that good at highjacking it seems!

  • colin.langley - 2012-05-08 16:08

    South Africa: Now Lost In Translation.

  • flysouth - 2012-05-08 17:23

    White scum or black - I would top the lot of 'em!

  • John Wilken - 2012-05-08 19:23

    Perfect explanation: The poor and underprivileged whites are beginning to notice a trend, the previously disadvantaged commit crime and get away with it, so why cant they? They might also be in a position where they are forced to commit these crimes to support their family. At least they did not shoot the gent first before taking the vehicle, as is the case in most hijackings lately. But I agree, you do crime, you must do time whether you're white or black

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-08 20:19

    One gets good and bad in ever culture......it is rather rare that these were white guys that hijacked someone...and I make no excuses for them...it's just very disappointing that they let their culture down.

      Kallie - 2012-05-14 09:40

      What about Afrikaaner murderers Johan Kotze, Johan Nel? What about the sunday rapist Johannes Jacobus Steyn? This is just to mention a few of white miscreants who "let their culture down".... So Sandra, you should be quite often dissapointed with murderers, rapists and paedophiles amongst your own culture? I once debated this crap mentality of our white people of trying to hide their own people's faults. Once with some oom who critisized Beeld and Rapport for publishing articles where Afrikaaners were the villians. This is the reason why the Afrikaaner can no longer progress, due to our pre-occupation with our own superiority and ignorance of our faults. Ja nee, "ons kultuur" ne?

  • Monica - 2012-05-09 06:52

    Hijacking is a big problem,please dont allaw this,dont left strnge human any more thy mus go 2 their ranks.

  • ntombi.ziqubu - 2012-05-09 08:06

    I feel sorry for this poor guy who almost lost his life trying to help that's why i never stop for hitch hikers during the day or night i fear for my life

  • sylvester - 2012-05-09 17:03

    Wring their necks!

  • TheSingingHorse - 2012-11-09 11:20

    The picture of the two handcuffed whities being escorted into a police van is a scene of a movie called The Presidential Homes being filmed in Pretoria.The moral of the story - do not be fooled by the media.

  • kimster - 2013-03-25 10:34

    ya man - if you cant beat them, join them !

  • Elroyd Blake - 2014-04-23 16:59

    eish

  • Johnny Johnny Shun - 2015-08-05 18:30

    WTF!! What a surprise. LOL. I guess everyone is now pissed off and aim to have a piece of the crime cake. Trust no one these days.