Amor Vittone terrified after narrowly escaping hijacking

By Hilda Van Dyk
09 May 2017

“While we were talking I heard her scream: ‘Mum, they’re breaking my window! They’re breaking my window!”

Amor Vittone was busy chatting to her mother on the phone when Delyse Vittone heard: “Mom, they’re breaking my window! They’re breaking my window!”

Delyse just yelled back: “Put your foot on the pedal and drive away!”

Now, after the failed hijacking attempt which Amor experienced on the N14 main road on her way to her home in Dainfern, Johannesburg, Delyse is just grateful that Amor was able to escape, “because it could have been so much worse.”

According to Delyse Amor was in Pretoria on Monday and left the city at about 7pm to head home. Rather than taking the highway she took the N14 main road. But on the route, which is shorter than the highway, she needed to drive though Diepsloot.

“We were talking on the phone. I still asked her why she’d driven that way because it’s dangerous at night, especially for a woman by herself,” says Delyse.

“Amor said that she hadn’t even thought about that when she took the road. She was still complaining about the road works, traffic lights that were defective and how dark it was.”

According to Delyse the hijackers tried to break her front windscreen with a sparkplug. One man had a gun to her head while the other grabbed her hand bag which was next to her on the passenger seat.

Fortunately they didn’t take her laptop which was also on the front passenger seat of the car.

Amor drove straight home. Her father, Dario, drove from his home in the south of Johannesburg to her place.

“She is very teary, but she’s okay. It was very traumatic for her,” says Delyse.

“I just keep reminding myself that it could have been worse. Can you even imagine what they would have done to her.”

Amor is starting the third series of the VIA program Skoonpa-Se-Tong tomorrow.

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