Hijackers drag man for 2km next to car

2012-07-18 11:34

Cape Town - Police arrested five men after a taxi cab driver was hijacked in the Cape Town CBD and the driver was thrown out of the car and dragged next to his taxi for 2km because he was still attached to his seatbelt.

The Cape Argus reported that the five men appeared in court on Monday where they indicated that they would apply for bail.

The taxi driver, a 35-year-old man from Burundi, died of the injuries he sustained while hijackers sped off with his car.

It is believed the men at first pretended to be passengers before hijacking the car.

The men were arrested after catching the eye of a police officer on patrol.

They would be charged with murder and aggravated robbery.

  • israel.maseko.5 - 2012-07-18 11:37

    This is gruesome, this people must rot in jail.

      gina.c.lorenzi - 2012-07-18 11:49

      Never mind jail, an eye for an eye! They must rot in hell!!

      sean.carbutt - 2012-07-18 11:53

      Hammurabis code / law states, "An Eye for an Eye". Ghandi states, "An eye for and eye and the whole world will be blind". What this lot did is unacceptable even if the victim is a taxi driver. Bring back the death penalty.

      Hermann - 2012-07-18 12:09

      Don't hold your breath, they will out on bail soon.

      bond.ndalo - 2012-07-18 12:25

      Death Penalty - 2012-08-14 06:47

      lebeau, I think you went way past the point. What has politics got to do with this? This is crime, politics is another type of crime! Why are you so insulting of a political party that seems to work better (not perfect, but better) than any other? It is your type of attitude that will ensure that nothing ever improves in our Country. Keep on backing your team, they are leading you down the toilet.

      james.bondiski - 2012-12-21 14:55


  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-18 11:43

    Hope the low life scum bags suffer in jail.

  • nishan.sitlu - 2012-07-18 11:46

    Lock them up and throw away the key! Can't even call them animals. Animals dont even behave like that!

  • martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-18 11:55

    news24 your stories are becoming a drag

      thando.gqabaza - 2012-07-18 12:12

      really ?

      mark.higgens.9 - 2012-07-18 13:50

      Sabongam you missed the pun, "drag" get it????? It had nothing to do with the victim been a "black man"... you brought race into it, although the humor is definitely uncalled for.

  • phoofolo.lebohang - 2012-07-18 11:58

    They derseve death penality...

  • fdalana - 2012-07-18 12:03

    how do they manage to sleep at night?

  • Monster Monti - 2012-07-18 12:08

    These people are fabricated in hell

  • christopher.mccormick.127 - 2012-07-18 12:16

    no respect for life in our country anymore:'(

  • KennySven - 2012-07-18 12:27

    The missing link is alive and well living in Africa, and in some cases just down the road

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-07-18 12:28

    murderers shouldn't be allowed bail.

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-07-18 12:41

    String the bastards up from the nearest tree!

  • tsietsi.matubako - 2012-07-18 12:48

    Draging a man for 2km and just watch him die. These bastards don't have feelings. Pity the court has feelings and will let them out soon. There is something wrong with the system here.

  • peter.gibbs.5895 - 2012-07-18 13:37

    Hang the F*#kers. They only understand violence.

  • lskosana3 - 2012-07-18 13:37

    What a gruesome way to die!! The poor man was only trying to make an honest living and this is what he got. Condolences to his family :(

  • siliziwem - 2012-07-18 18:38

    in this country, you can get shot while getting shot!

      Lennon Chenga - 2012-07-18 19:07


      lskosana3 - 2012-07-19 00:40

      I know this is serious but man you cracked me up!

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-18 20:44

    I suppose they'll get bail so they can go do it again.

  • micheal.moolman - 2012-08-14 05:27

    And then what...?

  • edward.d.beesley - 2012-08-14 06:40

    It's been said before on this forum, and I agree entirely: BRING THE COUNTRY TO A STANDSTILL UNTIL THE DEATH PENALTY is reintroduced. We can do this; let's shut it down, and also demand that it's retrospective, i.e. we publicly hang all those who've already been found guilty of murder, e.g. Donovan Moodley, the Flower Gang, the guy who shot the 2 yr old boy on his mother's breast because she didn't have a cell phone and he hadn't killed 'for a long time', the guys who drowned the boy in boiling water, etc. Let's stop the country and demand justice, and for future murders, a speedy trial, and death.

  • robertdavid.allam - 2012-12-21 14:39

    Rot in jail? Line them up and shoot them!

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