Man shot in head by hijackers

2012-11-08 15:21

Port Elizabeth - A man was shot in the head during an attempted hijacking in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said the 42-year-old man was in a stable condition in hospital after being wounded by the hijackers on Wednesday afternoon.

He was giving four men a lift from KwaNobuhle, when they asked to be taken to the railway station.

"They arrived at the train station... and one of the men informed the driver that they are going to take his vehicle, a VW Golf."

The man was shot by one of the men when he threw his car keys out of the window onto the pavement. The hijackers ran away.

Police later found a firearm near the scene.

No arrests had been made.

  • dracolusus - 2012-11-08 15:39

    Why the need to shoot the person? There is no value on the human life...

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-08 15:56

      Because they're savages. And I hope no one asks me who 'they' are, because I will tell you very clearly who 'they' are, as if we didn't know. Don't give lifts to anyone, even if it's raining, snowing, blizzard whatever, ride right past them, they can damn well walk.

  • peter.brown.940436 - 2012-11-08 15:44

    When will people learn "Dont give lifts" simple

  • zterblanche - 2012-11-08 15:46

    It's his own fault for giving them a lift... How stupid can you be.

      zterblanche - 2012-11-08 16:18

      Don't give lifts to strangers, easy as that.

  • botha.fourie - 2012-11-08 15:53


  • masenke.tlabo - 2012-11-08 16:00

    During festive season or before we hear a tragical hijak,we must tell police to tighten their belt

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-08 16:23

      You're right. Good luck with that one.

  • milton.msomi - 2012-11-08 16:29

    eastern cape shame

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-11-08 16:36

    Story's like theses really grate my cheese. Why shoot the guy??? It was of pure malace. But I do beleve that if you live by the sword you will die by the sword. And in this case,, I really hope that the grim reaper will pay this scumbag a visit real soon.

  • - 2012-11-08 17:46

    Two issues: Don't give strangers lifts; and if in a hijacking situation don't try to fight or outmanouvre armed criminals. Throwing keys away way a mistake. Give them the car and walk away with your hands in the air if need be!

  • Yandisa Rwaai - 2012-11-08 18:12

    Bigplumbing whateva you call yourself... you're real di#k you know that... you are as racist as they come!! Im sure you are a lonely old man who just cant get it up and you just angry at the world!!

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-11-08 20:25

      Nothing wrong in being Racist these days, after all they asked for it, and we are giving them just what they wanted, only the BB are taking our lives,

      digger.dighead - 2012-12-10 01:42

      Yandisa you need to ask yourself some difficult truths. Most black SA's are racists, if they admit it or not and blame it on the fact that they feel they were treated unfairly and badly by whites. So why would you think that many white people are becoming racists if you open your eyes and see what is happing in SA today? From the BEEE to our leaders comments to the governments incompetence to the blatant racist mutilation and murders. I know quite a few white SA's that voted ANC and were 100% behind a new being one of them, that have slowly changed their opinion because of what is happening. So try be objective before jumping on your donkey and look at the facts. That’s why we will never be able to totally eradicate racism….tit for tat, round we go.

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