3 arrested for hijacking murder

2011-08-28 21:12

Johannesburg - Three men were arrested after the body of a taxi driver was found next to a railway line near Finetown, Johannesburg police said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said the three men, aged 21, 26 and 31, hijacked a Toyota Venture on Friday evening at about 18:00.

The car had a tracking device and the owner reported it stolen when the driver, 26-year-old Oriel Qwabe from Orange Farm, did not answer his phone.

Members of the flying squad picked up the car's signal in Xavier Street, near Mondeor and the men inside were stopped and searched.

They were found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm pistol and police also found traces of blood inside the vehicle.

On further questioning, it was established that the driver had been shot and killed during the hijacking, Dlamini said.

One of the men told police Qwabe's body was dumped under the bridge near Finetown.

The three would appear in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court on Monday to face charges of hijacking, murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm, Dlamini said.

  • Real Deal - 2011-08-28 21:31

    A pity they were arrest and not shot on the spot

      Meanleader - 2011-09-06 08:57

      Assisted suicide is only possible when the assailant is alone !!

  • shanns - 2011-08-29 07:44

    these days all we read about is murder, this is really sad. what happening to South Africa.

      Meanleader - 2011-09-06 08:59

      The ANC is what is happening to SA .

  • 2shy2call - 2011-08-29 09:22

    Today is all good boys in the news. Big UP, GOOD NEWS, GOOD NEWS, GOOD NEWS. You could have shot those bustard dead.

  • concerned - 2011-08-29 12:54

    HANG EM HIGH!!!!

  • Arcturus - 2011-09-06 09:50

    Make vigilante-ism legal!!! Then the public will be able to defend themselves. An African country I know of gets it right... if a crime is committed the men of the village get together (wearing balaclavas) and stone the offender to death... who threw the fatal stone? Would-be criminals live in fear!

  • Lee - 2011-09-06 13:34

    After they appear on Monday they will be let out on R50 bail, that is how SA works. Shoot the bastards!!

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