ARTICLES RELATING TO HIJACKINGS

US official ‘shot in the face’ on Joburg tour bus

2016-05-23 14:40

A US city councilman from Alabama is in a stable condition after he was shot in the face during an armed robbery of a tour bus in Johannesburg.

Gran, child in hijack ordeal

2016-04-22 12:30

A routine trip to fetch her grandchildren from school turned into a nightmare journey for a 69-year-old Pietermaritzburg woman.

Dramatic chase of hijackers with hostages

2016-04-16 12:08

When Steve van Eeden pursued a speeding vehicle which had caused an accident in Florida, west of Johannesburg, little did he know that he was joining a chase for a group of hijackers who had taken a mom and her three children hostage.

Uber driver hijacked in Cape Town

2016-04-07 23:02

An Uber driver has been hijacked outside Cape Town International Airport, the company has confirmed.

Durban man abducted in foiled hijacking

2016-02-21 12:34

A Durban man has escaped unharmed after four armed men hijacked his car, pushed him into the back seat, and then later crashed the vehicle, fleeing the scene.

Suspected hijacker killed in showdown with cops

2015-11-24 11:25

A suspected hijacker has been killed and another has been arrested following a dramatic morning showdown with police officers in Durban.

'I was ready to die' - hijack victim

2015-11-05 07:16

A man who narrowly escaped death after he was hijacked and driven to an open field to be executed, says he had prepared himself for dying.

You are a miracle sir, doctor tells man as bullet misses his heart

2015-10-06 11:44

A Pretoria man who was shot in an apparent attempted hijacking, with the bullet missing his aorta by a millimetre, says doctors are baffled at how he managed to survive.

Top Tshwane official hijacked, held hostage with family

2015-09-25 11:36

A Tshwane Metro Police Department official and his family have been hijacked and taken hostage in Pretoria, according to social media.

Hijackers hit mom in face as she pulls baby out of car

2015-09-02 11:54

A Johannesburg woman and her 4-month-old baby have been injured during an apparent hijacking, paramedics say.

 

Three Durban cops linked to tanker hijackings

2016-05-05 09:36

Three Durban police officers have been arrested after they were linked to a spate of petrol tanker hijackings and the theft of diesel, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Hijacked mom and kids recovering after horror crash

2016-04-21 11:21

A Gauteng women and two of her children, who were hijacked and then seriously injured when the hijackers crashed their car during a high-speed chase, are steadily recovering, according to a family member.

‘He was petrified’ - passenger on hijacked Uber driver

2016-04-08 08:46

The passenger of an Uber taxi cab that was hijacked at Cape Town International Airport says the driver was petrified after three men stopped the vehicle, forced the passenger out and abducted the driver.

Hard drives: Riding with the trackers who fight the jackers

2016-03-04 12:16

Violent car theft has become big business in SA. News24 takes you on a ride with a tracking team who are in the vanguard of combating the scourge.

Guard shot dead, man wounded in Durban hijacking

2016-02-04 10:29

A security guard has been killed and another man shot and wounded during a hijacking in Mount Edgecombe in Durban.

Cops shot while pursuing hijackers in Benoni

2015-11-13 11:00

Two police officers have been shot and wounded by alleged hijackers in Benoni on the East Rand, Gauteng police say.

Tracking device saves hijack victims from execution

2015-11-04 14:50

A hijacker has been shot and killed during a shoot-out with police just before he and his accomplice were about to execute their victims, Gauteng police say.

Durban man shot in pre-dawn driveway hijacking

2015-10-05 13:00

A Durban man has been shot during a hijacking in his driveway as he was returning from mosque.

Foreigner killed during hijacking in Krugersdorp

2015-09-22 14:48

A man has been shot and killed in a fight during a hijacking in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg.

Cops and army to face-off over border shooting

2015-07-22 11:46

The police and army are set to face off over a violent altercation at the Mozambican border which saw troops opening fire on cops and vehicle tracking officers while they chased stolen cars.

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