Hijackers threw man off Cape Town bridge

2013-06-14 08:26
The R300 bridge near Cape Town. (File, Die Burger)

The R300 bridge near Cape Town. (File, Die Burger)

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Cape Town - A man who fell 15m to his death was thrown by hijackers in Cape Town and was not pushed by a friend as initially reported.

Luis de Faria, 42, was thrown from the R300 bridge near Cape Town, reported Die Burger.

His widow, Tania de Faria, 41, spoke after being informed by police that her husband’s body was found in a ditch next to the N1.

She last saw her husband when he left their Welgemoed home in her car on Wednesday morning.

“Police said the car was hijacked by two men and a woman. They then threw his body off the R300 bridge,” she said.

The couple have three children, who are said to be very emotional following their father’s death.

“A correction about his death needs to be placed. He didn’t jump. The published information is not true,” said De Faria.

According to a report in The Daily Voice, the man was pushed off the bridge during an argument with a friend.

The car, a silver Opel Zafira, was found in Kimberley on Thursday morning and three men were arrested.

Police were investigating.

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