Man murdered in hijacking

2012-04-21 22:51

East London - A man was shot dead during a hijacking outside a tavern in Msobomvu Township in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.

On Friday night, the man left his car parked outside the tavern with the keys in the ignition and two women passengers in the car, said police spokesperson Jackson Manatha.

He heard the women screaming and the man and his friend ran to the car park to see what the commotion was about.

The friend arrived at the car first and saw three armed men forcing the women out of the car.

One of the hijackers pointed a gun at the car owner's friend, but the he managed to avoid the ensuing shots.

The car owner was shot three times in the upper body and died on the scene.

The hijackers drove away in the car and police had been unable to trace either them or the car by Saturday evening, Manatha said.

  • PumaFred - 2012-04-21 23:14

    Amazing if this had been in a \white\ area of the country there would have been a 100 comments

      Patrick Craw - 2012-04-21 23:29

      I am white and you are 100 percent correct.May he RIP and may God be with his family and friends

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-04-22 00:24

      What do you expect from News24...

      Eduannn - 2012-04-22 00:28

      amazing - this article was posted at 11pm on a Saturday night - maybe that has something to do with the lack of comments? Just wondering?

      Dave - 2012-04-22 05:28

      Hi Fred, Hijacking is wrong, no matter who or where. We have been living with this for to long now, I have been hijacked twice now and my cases never even made it to the newspapers or any web sites. Its not news any more

      Ann - 2012-04-22 11:17

      You are 100% wrong PumaFred. I have been Hi-Jacked 2X in an 18 month period. Never even made it into the local papers 1st time. 2nd time my partner was shot and killed and it only made page 5 of the local paper then to add to the pain was the fact that they didn't even get his name right. Made it nowhere in the main papers or Internet news sites. This was in a "white" area. Go shove your racist comments up your a@s. Stength to the deceased mans family and for those traumatised by the Hi-Jacking. It doesn't matter what your race or beliefs are, murder is wrong.

  • alansmartSnr - 2012-04-22 01:42

    Not a very nice thing to happen.. but then again it is quite credible when visiting a tavern. Look at the bright side.. most likely 3 less votes for the ANC.

      goodman.segage - 2012-04-22 05:58

      I wonder black n anc did to u that u sound so inhuman

  • Mbali - 2012-04-22 06:41

    A car he has probably worked sO hard for.\r\nThis really pisses me Off!!! Let me rather save my comment:'(

  • Rockafella - 2012-04-22 07:21

    My/ bros i plead with u...lets nt giv inn 2 t pressure of t ladies... We @ tyms find ourslvs leaving t safe areas tat we reside inn to aquire wat evr kind of preferd drink 4 t ladies... Leav them in our fancy car and walk in to theses shady areas......this sadness me R.i.p to t bro

      Mbali - 2012-04-22 12:49

      Lol, with all due respect, you don't sound loaded at all

      Paul - 2012-04-22 19:41

      Why the heavey abriviations ? can hardly understand what you are trying say

  • mkansig - 2012-04-22 08:07

    Pls guys take car not the life . It is bad i'm very for the family .

  • Raymond - 2012-04-22 08:12

    Life is cheap in this country.I think that this MUST be the most violent country in the WORLD.MURDER,RAPE,ROBBERY,CORRUPTION,LIES,THEFT the list is endless.....they call it Democracy.

  • Rob - 2012-04-22 08:40

    Fred...So what ? Is it now " racist " that more comments had not been posted ! Johncarlos.....Go back to " TimesLive " then.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-22 09:47


  • Tanie - 2012-04-22 10:22

    You do not get it do you? no matter how much you can scream on the internet, those maifoodies cannot read and write let alone switching on the computer. The relevant people to address are the buyers of this cars. They are constantly on the internet, they own scrap yards and they are car dealers including the traffic officers who help them to foger the car papers.

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