Joburg hijacker shot dead

2011-06-29 19:20
Johannesburg - A man was shot dead while trying to hijack a car in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said the man and three others were attempting to hijack a Jeep Cherokee on the corner of Polly and Mooi streets when he was shot by a police officer who was in the car.

Sihle Mkhwanazi, 25, was shot in the chest and died at the scene. His three accomplices ran away.

The firearm, which Mkhwanazi was using, belonged to a dead man from Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal, Mbele said.

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