Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s lucky escape

By Hopewell Mpapu
28 September 2016

Music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka escaped unharmed in Midrand yesterday when she was caught up in a shootout between police and hijackers.

Still reeling from the shock, the star tweeted a picture of the scene: “Wow this is what I survived, thank you Lord [sic].”

According to the Midrand Reporter, one alleged hijacker was killed during the movie-like shootout, while another was injured. Speaking to the paper, Gauteng Provincial SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said: “The men were being chased by police at the time. “[The] two suspects were shot, one died at the scene and another was wounded and airlifted to the hospital under police guard.” Meanwhile, the Umqombothi singer thanked fans and well wishers for their support and kind words after the incident: “Thank u all it was very close. Never seen a thing like this except at the movies. wow [sic].”

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