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Hitchhikers kill man, rape woman

2012-02-24 22:30

Johannesburg - Hitchhikers killed a man and raped a woman who gave them a lift near Zeerust, North West police said on Friday.

Two men and a woman were driving to Johannesburg to buy a car, when they stopped their Toyota Prado to pick up two hitchhikers on Thursday morning, Brigadier Thulane Ngubane said.

On the N12 near Stilfontein the hikers produced a firearm and a hammer. The one with the gun pointed it at the driver, while the one with the hammer assaulted the two passengers.

She was instructed to drive back, via Delareyville. On the way the hitchhikers threw out the two passengers. One of them died due to his injuries. The hitchhikers stopped at Delareyville, dragged the woman into a maize field and raped her. They left her naked.

The men fled in the woman's car with R140 000 in cash and two cellphones. A passing police patrol found the woman and took her to the Delareyville police station, where she spotted her car parked nearby.

She was taken to a local hospital. Her surviving passenger was admitted to another hospital with serious head injuries.

Police are investigating cases of murder, attempted murder, car-jacking and rape.

Comments
  • Multi - 2012-02-24 23:06

    And this is why I will never pick up a hitchhiker. I hope they catch these animals.

      Eric Schollar - 2012-02-25 01:24

      Animals do not behave like this - only humans. Bad metaphor!

      Sharon - 2012-02-25 08:01

      Especially if they had R 140 000 in cash in the car! The hitchhikers must have thought it was Christmas. A tragic end for the travellers,on what was supposed to be a good day out..

  • Glenn - 2012-02-25 00:00

    R140 000 in cash and you pick up hitch-hikers?

      Eric Schollar - 2012-02-25 01:27

      My first thought as well - what were they doing with R140,000 cash? And then pick up hitch-hikers? Seems very strange to me!

      Gemma-Leigh Evans - 2012-02-25 06:49

      @Eric...the article says they were on their way to buy a new car...that explains the cash.

      Marius - 2012-02-25 10:12

      never mind the MONEY...I don't pick them up even if I have NO money, no matter how sorry I feel for them, black or white, man or woman.

  • Marion - 2012-02-25 00:25

    Horrific. Hope the two who survived recover fully from their ordeal. May the deceased RIP.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-25 00:56

      Sad..realy very sad

  • Jacky Mutsila - 2012-02-25 01:59

    something is fishy here,how do u pick up 2men u dnt knw while u have R140ks in the car????????somthin is on...no2. why on earth do u keep such money in da car???sum is wrong here

      Gemma-Leigh Evans - 2012-02-25 06:48

      Read the article, the were on their way to buy a new car, that explains all that cash. Although I wouldn't call it fishy, I'd call it stupid!

      Marius - 2012-02-25 10:14

      not FISHY but INCREDIBLY STUPID...

  • Zipho Ka Nomafu Myaluza - 2012-02-25 05:09

    something just doesn't add up here,u pick unknowns,with so much cash, drive for about 200km,then turn back another 300km,all the time with a gun pointed at u,other passengers are killed(RIP),and all that time,all those kilometres u didn't pass not a single police car,I mean these days police are all over highways and offramps,there's more to this story,police please investigate thoroughly(if u know how to spot bulls@#$)

  • Larry - 2012-02-25 06:55

    Savages. They need to be put down.

  • Gemma-Leigh Evans - 2012-02-25 06:58

    Firstly, for all those who missed the first paragraph, they were on their way to buy a car...that's why they had so much money on them. This story really saddens me. Countless times I drive past people who are clearly disabled to some extent or carrying heavy shopping bags or walking alone with children. Every time, my heart goes out to them and I want to help them, but every time I drive past without so much as slowing down...and its because I worry about my safety and that of my son. Criminals are not only committing a crime in these heinous acts...they're effectively disabling our ability, as humans, to help those in need. My heart goes out to these poor people whose kindness (albeit stupid) resulted in such tragedy!!!

      Monica - 2012-02-25 08:52

      Usually cars and houses you don`t buy with cash money. Not even items which are over R1000. And secondly they should would be able to take money from the bank in Johannesburg and not travel with them all the way.

      Gemma-Leigh Evans - 2012-02-25 09:03

      Usually being the key word. USUALLY one doesn't pick up two male hitch hikers. Not everyone thinks or operates in the same manner. Some people DO buy cars cash...some people DON'T save that money in the bank and some people DON'T think of the dangers involved in all the choices made in this scenario. That's why its called making mistakes. We all make all sorts of wrong choices, however, some of us are not as lucky as others and unfortunately we then suffer the circumstances of those mistaken choices.

      Marius - 2012-02-25 10:17

      STUPID "mistake" they made.

      Gemma-Leigh Evans - 2012-02-25 10:35

      Agreed Maruis...all the same...its an unfortunate human error.

  • cwboshoff - 2012-02-25 07:19

    So much for helping your fellow man!!! And a previous poster is correct, these people are not animals... They're monsters!!!

  • Sima Mamaka-Leylani NoMayihlome Twala - 2012-02-25 08:25

    these peeps truly have what we call ubuntu in south africa! Gvn a lift 2 sum1 u dnt evn knw in ur BRAND NEW CAR???? Lol damn! Also you know uv got loads of paper cash in this same vehicle???! Then the women survives??! Truly something does not add up maybe it was planned! Sorry but hey this is SA anythin is possible

      Kholofelo Theko - 2012-02-25 09:08

      They were on their way to buy a car, they were driving a Toyota Prado, it wasn't new baba. Police gotta check this up, something fishy.

  • Marius - 2012-02-25 10:10

    I have absolutely no sympathy for these people, they were LOOKING for it. People picking up hitch hikers in this country should have their heards read.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-25 10:18

    Ok call me callous but if you are driving around with R140k in cash in your car and you stop to pick up hitchikers?????????????WTF are/were you thinking?????. This should get them on S.A.s dumbest good samaritins list!

  • Gail - 2012-02-25 10:42

    Were these three women possibly members of a stokvel where two were accompanying the one who had received the money to purchase a second vehicle. My housekeeper has told me that sometimes this kind of thing is a deliberate setup - perhaps one of those who survived was part of the set up. As someone else on here has said why the hell would three women be carrying R140,000 in cash in the car to go and purchase a car where they could easily have drawn the money when they reached the destination? Those two guys were not hitchhikers, they knew the money was in that vehicle and one of the people who survived probably knows who it was. Either that or a bank official tipped the "hikers" off. I hope I'm wrong here and that these woman were tricked or forced to stop by rocks in the road or something. What white women travelling with that amount of cash would willingly stop for two male hitchhikers? Something is wrong with this story.

  • Em - 2012-02-25 10:54

    OMG!!!! Thats hectic. I definitely don't pick up hikers regardless of colour. Way too dangerous. Why did they pick them up? I don't understand.

  • spring.wills - 2012-12-24 12:01

    i am a hitchhiker. please pick me up. be blessing of me. i pray for my drivers always.i hitch hiked 12,000 miles in the year 2012. met many wonderful people. thank God! thank every one !

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