Man escapes 9 bullets in hijacking

2012-06-05 17:33

Johannesburg - A 28-year-old man escaped unharmed after his car was shot at nine times during an attempted hijacking in Glenvista on Tuesday morning, Gauteng police said.

"When he tried to get out of his yard in his car, four men pointed guns at him," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele.

A shootout ensued between the hijackers and victim before the gunmen sped off in another vehicle.

Patrolling police later found a BMW silver grey car abandoned in an open space in Snake Park in which they found a body of a man with a bullet wound in the chest.

Makhubele said the vehicle was used as the getaway car in the attempted hijacking. Investigations revealed that it was reported stolen in Lenasia.

Police were looking for three other men in a case of attempted murder and hijacking.

  • Vaughan - 2012-06-05 17:38

    I think the guy was imagining it, according to Zuma we don't have any crime to fear in South Africa.

      Sharon - 2012-06-05 19:45

      9 shots all missed,must be crooked cops

      Carol - 2012-06-06 08:45

      Well said Vaughan ...haahaa

  • Tuco - 2012-06-05 17:40

    Yeah. Pity he didn't shoot them all in the head. But what a lucky fish he is. *gasp*

  • Jessica - 2012-06-05 17:40

    One down a few to go :) sad for hijacking victim but yay that got one

  • Andrew - 2012-06-05 17:43


  • louwhan.hoffmann - 2012-06-05 17:51

    Pulp fiction. Wow and you even got one in the chest. It must have been f...scary though.

  • solverman - 2012-06-05 17:52

    Good shooting Dude....!!!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-06-05 21:11

      The Police might not have to go to too much trouble to find the others. The worst thugs and robbers are some of our politicians. Start looking there. They'r robbing the population everday in all sorts of ways. Perhaps some of them have just changed their modus operandi.

  • gideon.joubert.10 - 2012-06-05 17:57

    Well done! What does Gun Free South Africa have to say about that? Oh, nothing? Thought so! Once again, well done dude!

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-06-05 17:59

    Give that gaurdian angel a bells!!!!!

  • Tax - 2012-06-05 18:03

    One highjacker one bullet. I always carry my firearm.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-05 18:22

      I saw one gun, 10 hijackers. Let's exterminate them!

  • sifiso.wisey - 2012-06-05 18:04

    Luckily one is dead, what he did was bravely... FIGHT BACK!

  • Melusi - 2012-06-05 18:05

    The gang who couldn't shoot straight!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-06-05 21:18

      ...Not rocket science. Just a few cops who couln't pass their compliance tests with fire arms and who probably sold their uniforms to some syndicate boss..Isn't it whats happening now.. thugs posing as Policemen?

  • George - 2012-06-05 18:06

    So glad he survived and so sad so many have not. The government MUST protect its citizens lives. That before anything else is its duty. If they can't please make way for those that can. Crime must stop now before it polarizes our society completely. Keep politics out of SAPS.

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-06-05 18:11

    I'm sure I shouldn't say this but I just can't help myself - not bad shooting for a civilian. The cops would probably have missed all.

  • Tony - 2012-06-05 18:12

    Are you allowed to shoot back at the "blue light brigade"?

  • mikembengo - 2012-06-05 18:12

    God is great!

      Isabel - 2012-06-05 19:33

      If he were so great why did he let it happen in the first place?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-06-05 21:21

      .. ANC seem to think they are greater!

      sasekile - 2012-06-06 06:34

      Isabel, God is not the perpetrator but only allowed the situation to happen, how else are we suppose to glorify Him? Indeed His great

      Schmee - 2012-06-06 07:42

      Whose God?

      Jackie - 2012-06-06 08:23

      @ isabel.w.stokes God doesn't allow these things man does, it's called freewill.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-05 18:13

    Well done buddy you got the bastard,lets all follow your leadership skills you need a medal.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-05 18:15

    Ay no some comments here.

  • winna.ngobeni - 2012-06-05 18:17

    Crime is getting worse plus its winter, and u call the police they always arrive late.. Just hope they will fine the other suspects

  • winna.ngobeni - 2012-06-05 18:17

    Crime is getting worse plus its winter, and u call the police they always arrive late.. Just hope they will find the other suspects

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-05 18:18

    Sagin the oke has no brain at all check his comments on other stories.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-05 18:22

      bitter and twisted much?

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-06-05 19:47

      Sagin attended the class of 1935 in a university in Atlantis. That must be USA as Atlantis on the West Coast did not exist in 1935. If he was 18 then he must be 95 now. Now you may understand the fibre of his comments.

  • Hugo - 2012-06-05 18:21


  • Isabel - 2012-06-05 18:24

    YOU ARE A Lucky Man...@ Fannie Machilo. What are you trying to say about USA and U.K is a JOKE... What do you mean saying that you dont want to end up like USA and U.K That crime is our daily Bread.Yes there is crime in this country(U.k.) but do you know what.. The POLICE dont have guns on then .... We HAVE so many cameras all over the streets , that when there is a crime its all on Film.We can walk the Streets and feel safe. Our Home dont have 6 foot walls or Electric fences. You a joke... Go back to school.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-05 18:46

      fannie you are a black racist, you shut up. go back to the Congo where your tribes immigrated from and leave South Africa to South Africans

      Tax - 2012-06-05 18:54

      Fannie go back to the bush and cook a goat in a big black pot

      Kevin - 2012-06-05 18:59

      And Fannie you have lived in the US and UK. When I spent some time in the USA if anyone had covered up crime statistics they would have been fired. No not suspended on full pay, fired. When I lived in Switzerland there was no crime to speak of so there was nothing to cover up.

      Isabel - 2012-06-05 19:38

      Isabel, you're right. I'm Scottish and I've just been back there on holiday. It's lovely to be able to walk clean streets in freedom, not to have to worry about hijackers, burglars, rapists, NO TAXIS EITHER!!! Fannie, go there before you shoot your mouth off again. You haven't a clue what you're on about.

      Sharon - 2012-06-05 19:48

      if we try cameras here they will get stolen

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-06-05 18:30

    Life in south africa is too cheap it can be taken away by thugs anytime, I thought this sort of shootings are only happening in Mexico,Brazil,Colombia and Venezuela because of warlords drugs maffias.

  • farmfreund - 2012-06-05 18:34

    Nine Good reasons to pray!!!

      hsebolelo - 2012-06-05 19:02

      Ten gud reasons to OWN a GUN\r\n...

  • Mauritz Jacobs - 2012-06-05 18:38

    the gentleman in this article is my best friend, i thank GOD for protecting him in this incident. i can assure you that he only did what he had to do, and that is protect his family. i please urge everybody please be safe and be aware of what is going on around u. my friend is very fortunate in this occasion although things couldve gone wrong but it didnt, and GOD was watching over him.

      Lara - 2012-06-05 19:14

      Wow! But he certainly kept his cool. Ordinary hero.

      Isabel - 2012-06-05 19:39

      Why did god let it happen in the first place?

      Jessica - 2012-06-05 19:43

      The universe was watching out for your buddy, he is really lucky to be alive. So happy for you and all his loved ones. Just reminds you how important the people in your life are.

      Jessica - 2012-06-05 19:50

      Oh and @isabel get over yourself. Just because you don't necessarily share his beliefs doesn't give you the right to get up in his face about it. Given the circumstances, I think he has the right to believe in miracles. Stop being such a pain.

      pws69 - 2012-06-06 08:01

      You have no idea how lucky he was. My brother was not so lucky. Took three bullets. They still haven't found his killers 12 years later.

      Jackie - 2012-06-06 08:27

      Amen!! Mauritz thank the Lord your friend is safe @ isabel.w.stokes get a life please you are so ignorant when it comes to God, all we can do is pray for you!

  • Eddy - 2012-06-05 18:44

    What crisis? There is no crisis. Another day in paradise.

      Zenzile Tshanda - 2012-06-05 18:54

      gangster's paradise.

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-06-05 18:49

    You must know in cases like this one all you need to do next is to praise the Lord,your forefathers,Ancesters and everyone in your life for this.It was not because you are intelligent but because of the grace of God

      Isabel - 2012-06-05 19:40

      The same god that let it happen in the first place?

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-06-05 19:54

      @Isabel. God did have to let it happen. Can you suggest any other way of letting the flag drop on the one that was killed? A car crash? A murder? His time ran out so he had to go.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-06-05 21:35

      ..But for the Grace of God..It could have been you or I who either escaped or took the bullet

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  • hc12345 - 2012-06-05 19:40

    I wonder if they arrested him?

  • thozi - 2012-06-05 19:42

    The report left out the part where the intended victim has been "arrested and held on suspicion of murder". Or is it different this time... the right to defend oneself being recognised at long last?

      buwaz - 2012-06-05 19:57

      Or u serious ohhh no hey I'm speechless what was the victim supose to do. Be hijacked or killed hey.

      thozi - 2012-06-05 20:10

      @buwaz - are you for real? No don't reply... just forget it.

      pws69 - 2012-06-06 08:04

      @buwaz, it has happened more time than you think that the victim is arrested. It almost happened to a friend of mine.

  • JAbu.R15 - 2012-06-05 19:56

    HAi as much as I like mara their stories sometimes dont make sense or are incomplete. u just have to fill in teh gaps. the man escapes unharmed after his car was shot at, that was only in the heading then as you read content no reference to that is shown except for the shootout, then the body found, is it alive or dead? if four people are already pointing a guy at the luckyman, how did he reach for his to shoot at the criminals? hai theres more to the story than this reporting we are getting here.

      Barefoot - 2012-06-06 06:38

      Yeah a lot missing, but as a general rule 'a body was found' it means a the person is dead.

  • Olusunne - 2012-06-05 20:04

    i was stoped by police car,wen u luk at this guy face they were luking lik businees is better than illegal deal.

  • LeeAnn - 2012-06-05 21:12

    I woke up to those 9 gun shots this morning, thank heavens the guy was not hurt. Its like living in the wild west. Glad they got a bit of there own medicine and they didn't all get out unharmed.

  • Sam - 2012-06-05 22:07

    White SAfricans must be happy for trying to get rid of Cele

  • Roy - 2012-06-05 23:47

    Always good news when a bad guy gets killed :)

  • brionyl.french - 2012-06-06 06:55

    Atleast one scumbag was killed

  • Kimon - 2012-06-06 09:46

    Is this guy related to Boris the Bullet Dodger by any chance?

  • Manford - 2012-06-06 10:20

    good morning to the dead one,you real deserve this, wish your friends the same route to haven

  • Carla - 2012-06-06 11:09

    He is one very lucky man!!!

  • Margery - 2012-06-06 11:28

    My son survived after he was attacked in his own home in Sandton - 7 bullets in all - non of them fatal. He did need 7 hrs re-constructive surgery to remove a bullet in his jaw and fix his jaw which was shattered. Still undergoing treatment and also trauma therapy. I want him home now!!!! back in Britain where he will be safe

  • Margery - 2012-06-06 11:40

    Well Zuma doesn't anyway

  • Shaun Homani - 2012-06-06 13:22

    This is a murder case now.

  • charmaine.c.williams - 2012-06-07 11:20

    The crux of this matter is that these 4 guys have been terrorising our neigbourhood in the Southern suburbs since the beginning of this year. They usually travel in convoy, it is either a black Audi, black BMW, white GTI or silver Mercedes Benz and obviously are always armed. They have been on a daily basis violently robbing Glenvista, Bassonia, Meyersdal and Mulbarton residents, moms coming back from dropping kids at school. Every day I receive a SMS from my security company on this same group of guys' actions in my area. Why are these guys not caught yet since they are robbing us daily here. They keep changing their number plates, but have been caught on camera so many times but still keep coming back daily and doing the same thing?!?! We all keep in touch within the neighbourhood but these guys are still on the loose. Never mind there have been 3 dog poisining's in my area in 2 weeks. These guys escaped to Soweto, do people not have eyes or ears there??? My domestic told me that in the township they would have been caught long ago because they get together and find the idiots doing these things, and honestly, she said the white people just do nothing? Now I ask you with tears in my eyes, what do we do? We are left with 3 choices, remain behind and be submissive, remain behind and fight back or leave the country you were born in to go to a sh#t hole in some other country??!! Bring back the Death Penalty and see how crime will dwindle!! It worked in the past, why not now?

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