Hijacked couple: Gospel CD saved us

2012-10-19 09:26

Bloemfontein - A Free State couple believe that a gospel CD saved their lives after armed men attacked, kidnapped and hijacked them from their home in Tweespruit.

Primary school principal Pierre du Toit, 59, and his wife Marié, 58, a teacher at the school said they knew the Lord was with them when the robbers put on one of their gospel CDs in the car, reported Volksblad.

The Du Toits thought they were going to die when the men put them in one of their cars and drove off.

At one stage the car hit a pothole and one of the tyres burst.

But soon after putting on the gospel CD, the hijackers saw an oncoming blue-light car and got a fright, abandoned the car and ran away.

“It is a miracle that they are alive,” said their son, Christo.

He believed they had been kidnapped to kill them.

The couple said they thought a former employee with whom they were in a labour dispute, was involved.

Their cellphones, jewellery, the woman’s wedding ring, keys and money were stolen along with weapons from the safe.

The armed men were apprehended by police.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-19 09:33

    Never thought I will ever say this, but, what a pothole!! Well done for not fixing our roads ANC! Happy that the folks are safe though.

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-10-19 09:33

    Thankfully they are alive and unharmed.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-19 09:43

    what happened to that ohter dude who was kidnapped and the kidnappers let him send an sms to his daughter saying, ''help, kidanaped''?

  • - 2012-10-19 09:44

    Happy to hear they are alive. I however don't see the role of the CD. The blue car most likely saved the couple.

  • johnny.potatoes61 - 2012-10-19 09:49

    Uhm... how exactly did the gospel cd save them? Glad no-one was harmed though

  • L.C.G001 - 2012-10-19 09:49

    "said they knew the Lord was with them when the robbers put on one of their gospel CDs in the car" If God was with them they would never have been hijacked and put through this trauma in the first place!!!!!

      seanrossouwslr - 2012-10-26 12:00

      If god saved these two people then god killed a matric girl on thursday morning. Get real people, they were saved by a burst tyre and a blue-light car.

      tiaan.fourie - 2012-10-29 08:52

      Exactly, why did their God not protect them from being kidnapped in the first place? Just so he can show off by placing a Police vehicle on the road?

      albert.prinsloo.7 - 2012-11-07 12:17

      who are you to decide what God wanted or not? If you are a saved christian and get snatched from this world by whatever means it does not matter to Him because to Him you are a saved soul and that is all that matters. People sometimes blame God for bad things that happened or ask why did He permit this but His plans is not ours and to Him what happens here is not so relevant, except for winning souls for Him, but all that really matters is what choices you make. If you are saved don't be surprised to maybe die early (unless obviously God has more in store for one here in this craphole of an earth which was perfect until humans got hand of it)God is harvesting His children, the time is close...

  • zeepolar - 2012-10-19 09:49

    yeah. God operates in his own ways. some people will not understand this and say it was just a co-incindence, but i can testify to the power of the Lord.

  • MatthewHealing - 2012-10-19 09:49

    I was hijacked once, luckily my sister left her Justin Bieber cd in the car. When the hijackers put in the cd and heard heard it was Bieber, they took out their weapons, and shot themselves through the ears.

      albert.prinsloo.7 - 2012-11-07 12:19


  • Poloyatonki1.lee - 2012-10-19 09:57

    This story sound real, lately people lie that they are Hijacked.

  • joy.skene - 2012-10-19 09:59

    Explain to me how the CD had anything to do with this?

  • jomar.delange - 2012-10-19 10:01

    Thank God for potholes!

  • - 2012-10-19 10:11

    The atheists can't wait to get on the bandwagon.God is real whether you believe in Him or not and He has supernaturally intervened in many lives. I don't believe in madonna,gaga or besbier.They're only real to you atheists.

      derek.wright.7370 - 2012-10-19 15:04

      Why didn't he stop the hi-jacking before it happened?

      theandystokes - 2012-10-19 16:10

      And what about all the people who don't survive hijackings? god was just in a bad mood that day huh. Strange that god seems to pick on africa alot.

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-10-19 10:16

    Shame on you all.....they might have had a bible in the car, they would have made the same sort of statement. We are mocking their beliefs and seriously, the reporting is really bad. e.g..... 'Hijacked couple attribute their saftety to their firm belief in god'. Then relate the pothole saga and after that quote the son etc. Something like that. ???? Now the CD will hang around them foreva!!!

  • Blackpoison - 2012-10-19 10:18

    Wonder why they don't say the pothole saved their lives. As I understand it they put the CD in after hitting the pothole. Anyway, good the couple were unharmed,

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-19 10:37

    Deon Louw, maybe he should be sent to purgatory for committing purgery.

  • thozi - 2012-10-19 10:42

    The sentence should read: "He believed they had been kidnapped 'to be killed'"... not the nonsense that is written there.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-10-19 10:54

    Gospel or not, God Has Power over all things. Their faith in God and in Jesus, saved them. Glad that they are alive and Praise Be To God.

  • henry.vanderburpenfart - 2012-10-19 10:59

    Would it have made any difference if it was an album from Die Antwoord? No.

  • Morné Els - 2012-10-19 11:01

    Please keep in mind that they are from the Free State. To them its already a miracle that voices and music can come from that shiny little disc.

  • johann.enslin.9 - 2012-10-19 11:03

    Blue light, gospel cd, which one is it now?

  • karabo.legodi.54 - 2012-10-19 11:08

    Awesome, the pothole was always part of God's plan.

  • cyril.laubscher - 2012-10-19 11:23

    Thank god they didnt listen to Slipknot

  • mxeki.maduvula - 2012-10-19 11:26

    Great honour unto ANC govt for the potholes.

  • johan.harlaar.9 - 2012-10-19 15:15

    Praise the Lord.

  • johan.harlaar.9 - 2012-10-19 15:15

    religious thieves?

  • rupert.magande - 2012-10-19 16:27

    the power of God

  • henry.vanderburpenfart - 2012-10-21 10:44

    The level of intellectual fail in this article and comment thread is astounding.

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