Hijackers gun down mother in front of children

Johannesburg - A 33-year-old woman was shot and killed in a hijacking outside her daughter's school in Bram Fischer phase 4, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

The woman was with her 7-year-old-son and was picking up her 12-year-old daughter from the Soweto school on Monday afternoon, said Lieutenant Kay Makhubela.

"The daughter got into the car and as they got on the road, they were confronted by two men with guns," said Makhubela.

"The mother was shot and thrown out of the car with her kids," said Makhubela.

She died on the scene. The children were unharmed.

Several hours later, police found her Toyota Corolla abandoned in Dobsonville extension 3.

Police were investigating a case of murder and armed robbery.

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