Hostage drama in Johannesburg

2012-07-13 11:26

Johannesburg - A hostage situation is underway at a park in Evaton, Johannesburg, reports said on Friday.

Eyewitness News quoted police as saying that a man had shot his brother and was holding his girlfriend hostage in a car.

The brother has been rushed to hospital.

“He’s willing to come out of the car but if he sees police, he will start shooting.”

More to follow.

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  • Lourenzo - 2012-07-13 11:28


      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-13 11:33

      This guy is going to get killed today...

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-13 12:00

      Friday 13th

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-13 12:37

      SIMPLE, sniper, let him get out and double tap, problem solved

      boltonbarry - 2012-07-13 12:43

      Snipers don't double tap

      bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-13 13:51

      unless the sniper is using a double barrel sniper rifle.....Mmmmm no snipers do not double tap.

      passop.virmyma - 2012-07-13 18:31

      Lol at snipers double tap. THIS is what call of duty does to you people!

      Preshen - 2012-07-14 09:48

      “Shoot dem up”

  • millionwatts1 - 2012-07-13 11:32

    Since he is well known to his victims let him go without incident and then catch him later at a time he least expects then charge him.

      danie.theron - 2012-07-13 11:39

      He's already shot his brother, whats stopping him of shooting his girlfriend? HE IS HOLDING HER HOSTAGE!!!

      millionwatts1 - 2012-07-13 11:42

      If he sees police he is going to kill her. Now we don't want that.

      Ettiene - 2012-07-13 11:51

      thats why he needs to be sniped!! A very stupid comment by you to let him go and catch him later!!!!!

      millionwatts1 - 2012-07-13 12:05

      Ettiene believe me its better to save both lives and then send him to jail than have the woman shot dead and the guy shot dead(after the effect)

      Ettiene - 2012-07-13 12:13

      Its better to save the one life, but his nah. He is not going to jail with this useless justice system of ours. Believe me its better to shoot him between the eyes.

      millionwatts1 - 2012-07-13 12:23

      Ok cool let's see whose method prevails.

  • puse.mabuza - 2012-07-13 11:32

    Attention sicker.He needs to be smacked.

      pierrefrewd.juice - 2012-07-13 12:00

      beefcake troll much?

      puse.mabuza - 2012-07-13 12:07

      BEef i did it intentional.

      Ettiene - 2012-07-13 12:21


      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-13 13:01

      Sigh !

  • E=MC2 - 2012-07-13 11:34

    he's making his own bad luck today!

  • logical007 - 2012-07-13 11:39

    Don't people work any more??? Where do they find the time for this none sense????? Make some real life soapies out of these dramas!!!

  • Pacific.Barbarian - 2012-07-13 11:40

    News in South Africa is always very exciting. Better than any action movie, or even horrors!

  • lorrainesuh - 2012-07-13 11:41

    Police are trained to aim, or are they not

      johan.landman - 2012-07-13 11:45

      Police are trained to sleep on the job!

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-13 13:02

      Ja & there was big cr@p about that !

      boltonbarry - 2012-07-13 15:25

      Unfortunately the professionals in the Police Force will always be overshadowed by the incompetent, lazy ones. There are some good Policemen in the Force Lorrain

  • Happyness - 2012-07-13 11:52

    Gosh is it another case of "if I can't have you, no one will"? Geeze let people live their lives! No need to kidnap and hold hostage and shoot people! Hope they take him out.

  • Tulani - 2012-07-13 11:58

    we need a behavior analyst in this country in cases like this, we need them both alive.

      Ettiene - 2012-07-13 12:01

      Please explain why we need him alive after he has: 1) Committed crime 2) SHOT his brother!! We do not need boggoms like this in SA.

      jade.neil - 2012-07-13 12:58

      @Bloodbane for a behaviour analyst your spelling is atrocious. Did you care to look at your spelling before you hit the send button?

      adam.wood.146 - 2012-07-13 13:02

      A behavioral analyst who clearly failed english, right...

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-13 13:05

      Bloodbane...One can see that you are probably one of the better ' behaviour analysts in the country, but not so good in the cities.

  • UncleShep - 2012-07-13 12:01

    whose girlfriend?

  • sanda.mnyazi - 2012-07-13 12:01

    Does SA have hostage negotiators?

      mzwa.chilliza - 2012-07-13 12:08

      Yes we have a number of them,SAPS task force does have,Saps K9,flying squad.

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-07-13 12:42

      @mzwa, police dogs and people that drive fast aren't really considered to be hostage

      njdejager - 2012-07-13 12:53

      @johan you made my day with that comment lol!!!!!

      boltonbarry - 2012-07-13 15:27

      Cant remember there being any Hostage Negotiators in Dog Unit. Maybe flying squad but never in the Dog unit

      susanna.smit.7 - 2012-07-13 19:52

      Give me the human or I'll bite! Woof-woof! Makes perfect sense to me. Send in the pack!

  • markblack10 - 2012-07-13 12:09

    Exciting, I hope morgan freeman is playing the hostage negotiator!

  • steven.loots.33 - 2012-07-13 12:10

    Do you have snipers in SAP. Last read they were skipping practise.Please clear area.

      hallo.daar.56 - 2012-07-13 12:19

      Idiot - you obviously haven't heard of the Special Task Force. Amongst the best in the world, bench-marked with the likes of SWAT.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-13 13:07

      Is there no end to this mans talents ?

      steven.loots.33 - 2012-07-13 13:14

      I was brought up showing a lot of respect towards the police and I do. I am not toy- toing the SAP like you do.I made a joke.F... O..

      hallo.daar.56 - 2012-07-13 13:22

      Who toy toys here bonehead? Making assumptions?

      hallo.daar.56 - 2012-07-13 13:28

      I agree with you Bloodbane, although LA SWAT are no joke either.

  • Rachael - 2012-07-13 12:10

    And we'll get bits and pieces until the very end.....

  • Abram - 2012-07-13 12:25

    who's girlfriend is beeing kept here?the man's or his brother's?

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-07-13 12:46

      the man's (shooter), a really good source (read further up in the comment section) said the brother was sleeping/bonking the girlfriend in the car and the shooter (brother) caught them in the act...

  • thabang.tsoku - 2012-07-13 12:31

    dom kop

  • GodsGraceSuffices - 2012-07-13 13:00

    He shot his own brother. What?!?!?! That is just messed up.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-13 13:07

    What a crazy day,,totally off the charts.

  • Archbishop.Vhutshilo.Mudau - 2012-07-13 13:43

    Too much TV

  • siliziwem - 2012-07-13 14:02

    call Samuel L Jackson

  • Roy - 2012-07-13 14:17

    It would make economic sense to feed him to the lions, it would save us money feeding the lions and feeding him in jail. Simple economics. You can even ask Malema for his comments, am sure he will agree.

  • Rinnewien - 2012-07-13 14:34

    Poor blighter

  • courtney.baird.71 - 2012-07-13 19:03

    just flippen shoot the bastard.....

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