Joburg hijacker shot dead

2011-06-29 19:20

Johannesburg - A man was shot dead while trying to hijack a car in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said the man and three others were attempting to hijack a Jeep Cherokee on the corner of Polly and Mooi streets when he was shot by a police officer who was in the car.

Sihle Mkhwanazi, 25, was shot in the chest and died at the scene. His three accomplices ran away.

The firearm, which Mkhwanazi was using, belonged to a dead man from Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal, Mbele said.

  • bedonnerd - 2011-06-29 19:33

    The best news i've heard today!

      POLLENYS - 2011-06-29 20:06

      One less, 40 000 to go. And they multiply like rabbits.

      Nico - 2011-06-29 20:29

      @ Pollnys... you meant 40 000 000.

      Mr D - 2011-06-29 20:36

      Don’t get me wrong but I hope the Police charge this cop for murder because this is what will happen to you should you shoot a hijacker and kill him. Your firearm will be confiscated and send away for ballistic testing to see if the firearm was used in other murder cases. Hope the law plays it out here or can the cops shoot to kill?....oeps nou gaan die bollie die fan strike....

      Susannomore - 2011-06-30 07:09

      @Mr D - This policeman was carrying out his duties, as he is paid to do. If the hijacker posed a danger, he had every right to shoot him. Are we feeling sympathetic to hijackers today?

      Queteepie - 2011-06-30 07:42

      Mr D - you are a sad state of affairs, if the police had done nothing you would of had something to say!!!! I say for for you Mr Policeman!!!!! He could have been the one to loose his life.

      swimma - 2011-06-30 09:23

      @Mr D The world doesn't need criminal sympathizers and apologists like you. I sincerely hope you're just taking the piss to get a strong reaction. If not then let me explain how it works. The law is very clear here: if you see someone being threatened with a firearm (or their life is in imminent danger), you are entitled to use all means necessary to stop the perpetrator.

      rob4e - 2011-06-30 11:17

      Mr D, ever had a gun stuck in your face with a "man" behind it ready to pull the trigger? You clearly haven't so just go crawl back into you hole.

      DPG - 2011-06-30 11:57

      i dont mind shooting u MR D

      USSA - 2011-06-30 21:25

      Give that cop a Bells!

      Rustum X - 2011-07-12 11:25

      @MrD I understand your gripe. But you are transferring your prejudice out of context. I also cannot get a gun again after shooting hijackers. But the fact that I did is worth much more than owning a gun. Out there somewhere the next intended victim is now safer.

      lakhan7 - 2011-07-12 12:41

      ...he should have shot him in the arm, interegated him to find the location of the others ...and then invited then taken them out ( around their family ) Crime doesnt pay - in the long run.

      Waheed - 2011-07-29 16:16

      Yes! Kill the pigs! These Hijackers/Robbers/Murderers/Rapists/Fraudsters/Guilty Politicians need to be promptly removed from society!

  • G0ldf!nger - 2011-06-29 19:34

    About the only time I celebrate the death of another human being is when that person is scum, not worthy of the title 'Human being'. Well done!

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  • Valium - 2011-06-29 19:41

    Good Karma. What happened to the 'three others'?

      corro51 - 2011-06-29 20:03

      They ran away.

      Susannomore - 2011-06-30 07:31

      The clue is in the article - "His three accomplices ran away." Criptic I know but once you but the puzzle together it sort of jumps out at you.

  • cocopops - 2011-06-29 19:42

    Hi Jack, goodbye Jack!!!!!

  • Rupesh - 2011-06-29 19:54

    I hope more police officers get highjacked so this can happen more often. great news. well done officer.

      nic - 2011-06-29 20:18

      indeed... should have shot all 4 though.

      Queteepie - 2011-06-30 07:43

      Thats a bit of a silly thing to say, because who knows what that incident may bring. IT could go the other way!!!!!

  • charles - 2011-06-29 19:57

    This policeman deserves a medal as well as a bonus. Congrats to him on a job well done and keep shooting those bastards..........

  • franssmith100 - 2011-06-29 20:05

    wonderfull... i think i will pour myself a whisky. wish the other three gets shot also. give the copper a fat bonus.

  • Don - 2011-06-29 20:10

    Good NEWS at last!

  • errolsnr.oake - 2011-06-29 20:26

    Da mother Forkers kill da Bastards...Well done policeman....

  • dawn.kilian - 2011-06-29 20:32

    excellent 1 down another milion to go !!

  • Janine - 2011-06-29 20:46

    At last, a good news story.

  • domkop - 2011-06-29 20:57

    Who is 'they' that are multiplying like rabbits? The other night a hijacker jumped in front of a friend's car brandishing a fire-arm.And guess who was behind the wheel? A mlungu!

      Snoopy88 - 2011-06-29 21:19

      ?? behind the wheel of the getaway car?

      Edward - 2011-07-12 20:15

      "they" are the 99% of our population- Blacks! Whites don't go around raping black women and hijacking!

  • HardHitter - 2011-06-30 06:49

    Give the police officer a medal, no, give him those Eskom wnakers raise.

  • pistnbroke - 2011-06-30 06:59

    Great, now we also need the scum that he is selling the hijacked cars dead too!!

  • LLEWELLYN - 2011-06-30 07:23

    GOOD one less prick in the world.

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  • Grimm25 - 2011-06-30 08:20

    This is the news i like to wake up to in the morning

  • Annette - 2011-06-30 08:31

    Fantastic news

  • Dave-the-bul - 2011-06-30 08:58

    Wonderful news!

  • Barry M - 2011-06-30 09:06

    Career limiting move on the part of the hijacker!

  • Madam001 - 2011-06-30 09:28

    Excellent news!! Hope to see loads more stories like this one. Give that shooter an ENTIRE BOTTLE of Bells!

  • AJLB - 2011-06-30 10:01

    Such a pity Dirty Harry did not ask the others how many bullets did he fire ? They didn't hang around long enough to find out !

  • Bra Pat - 2011-06-30 10:04

    i got hijacked of my car in 2008 at gun point, the traumer i suffered. i hav no sympathy for a hijacker,kill the bustad.

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  • Nawe - 2011-06-30 10:35

    Where are those Clowns that were laughing at Bheki Cele Now? Anything to say Critics? Thought as much!

  • CDI - 2011-06-30 10:52

    Pity he did not get the other 3 scumbags.

  • PunkBuster - 2011-06-30 11:49

    Dumb ass's, love that they tried to hijack a cop. All's well that ends well....

  • jamesbond - 2011-06-30 12:08

    good lets get them all

  • TrailerTrash - 2011-06-30 12:31

    Pity he didnt shoot the other three. The gun belonged to a dead person in KZN these thugs really do travel around. scary thought.

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  • WarPig - 2011-06-30 21:16

    Kill 'em all!!!!!

  • Rob - 2011-06-30 22:24

    I just love these feel good stories.

  • Makutu - 2011-07-12 10:23

    Mooi and Polly Streets are parallel, how can you have a corner of Polly and Mooi Street if they run parallel to each other?

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  • Edward - 2011-07-12 20:16

    Power to the Police-eradicate the scumbags!

  • Bigyin - 2011-07-13 14:20

    That is the way to handle them!!!

  • Franswa - 2011-07-14 11:22

    love it!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Katlegob - 2011-07-29 16:33

    Love it!

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