Suspected UJ hijacker arrested

2013-08-02 17:36

A man was arrested in Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, in connection with the hijacking and kidnapping of a University of Johannesburg student.

The 18-year-old man was allegedly found in possession of the hijacked car in Ennerdale extension four, Constable Elizabeth Mnguni said today.

He would be charged with possession of a hijacked vehicle.

A 23-year-old UJ student was yesterday hijacked and kidnapped by an armed man while parking her car on campus.

The man approached her in the university’s Kingsway campus parking lot at 9am.

He pointed a firearm at her and told her to move over to the passenger seat.

The man drove out of the campus to an empty parking lot where he tied her hands, put her in the boot of the car, and drove to an ATM.

“She says she gave him the pin because he promised to hurt her [if she did not],” said Mnguni.

The man left her in an open area in Eldorado Park, where she was later found.

“They took her to the police station where a carjacking case was opened, but transferred to Brixton where the crime happened,” Mnguni said.

UJ’s deputy vice-chancellor for strategic services Professor Derek van der Merwe said the university met with the student.

“We have interviewed the female student involved to gather as much information as possible and to provide her with whatever support is deemed necessary. Clearly this was an extremely traumatic incident and UJ will offer counselling to her and her family.”

Van der Merwe said the university was working closely with police.

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