World Bank worker in blue light hijacking

2012-10-16 08:33

Pretoria - An employee of the World Bank in Centurion has told how he was hijacked by men in police uniforms in a blue-light vehicle.

The men drove behind Obed Motsepe, 47, and indicated that he pull off, reported the Pretoria News.

He was ordered out of the car and questioned. He said he only realised he was being hijacked when he was put on the floor behind the front seats of his Range Rover Evoque at gunpoint.

Motsepe heard the men argue about whether to kill him and said they were very hostile.

“I knew I had to co-operate to save my life,” said Motsepe.

“Later they said this was their job, how they made a living - all they wanted was my car and money.”  

The men drove around with Motsepe for several hours and at one stage he was put in another car with different men before he was left by the side of the road near Brits.

Netstar apparently said his car could not be traced beyond 03:00 on that Saturday and four transactions had been made on his bank card.

Police were investigating.

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-10-16 08:49

    Another "police" hijacking. One was reported yesterday. So now we can't trust cops, teachers, priests, doctors, nurses, lawyers (of course), politicians (again, that goes without saying)... No wonder zuma wants to beef up security at Nkandla.

      jeremy.thewasp - 2012-10-16 09:40

      I agree 100% - these were real Cops - just off duty Wake up people - we now live in a 'Criminal State' Anything goes, Anc are untouchable Please believe me white genocide is real and has been top of Anc agenda for the last 18 years Oh and if you think Malema has been ousted but them, think again, he is now a free agent to do ALL their dirty work with no comebacks to them...he is still part of there agenda and plans The Chinese are coming guys.....we are heading for communist rule and very soon..

      press.enter.12 - 2012-10-16 12:36

      Makes one think about what might have been in the "Bees Roux" incident again - doesn't it. Obed must also have initially thought everything was above board . . . . And why was the record of the "policeman" in the Bees Roux case never revealed ?

      karen.t.hawkey - 2012-10-16 13:54

      not another one ... same one! News24 is just days behind the rest of the country lol. However, it is incredibly shocking that we cannot and do not trust our police services. Never mind beefing security at Nkandla ... how about building those RPD houses that were promised Mr Zuma .... after spending R4.7 BILLION on parties and travelling so far in his "leadership" role!!!!!!

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-10-16 08:54

    I love to focus on positive things but truths like these are extremely disturbing. WE NEED CHANGE, SPARE SOME?

  • AdeleFHM - 2012-10-16 08:55

    Oh & they getting so clever....

  • nishan.sitlu - 2012-10-16 08:56

    I wonder how many of these are guys posing as police and how many are actually police officers?

  • konstabel.koekemoer - 2012-10-16 08:59

    And with every second senior government official driving around with blue lights no one knows the real cops are. And what is even more disturbing is that the hijackers may have been real cops ...

  • steveroodt - 2012-10-16 09:12

    Another Tracker being disarmed makes me wonder

      edgar.tumi.3 - 2012-10-16 09:15

      what's the point of having a tracking devic

      aarchaic - 2012-10-16 09:30

      Its not a Tracker, its a Netstar Tracking device, the world play can confusing, but yes theres is ways to block a signal. And if you have a tracking system installed talk to the guys to setup "normal" zones if you car leaves those zones it automaticly picks up as suspicious!

  • gerhard.debruijn - 2012-10-16 09:13

    I will NOT allow any person in a police uniform onto my electrified fenced property without my private security company being present. I will not pull over if asked to do so, but will drive to the nearest police station. If I am being shot at, believe me that I will return fire. I am a very, very good shot with both right and left hand. Zuma said we are safe in South Africa. He lied. He said that we could trust the police. He lied. I am willing to bet that these perpetrators were actual police on duty.

      frank.c.cruz.98 - 2012-10-16 09:30

      Trust me my friend, they are real police officers, even the cops that robbed a man of his hard earn R450,000 at Edenvale, they are real police officers!!! These days its better to run towards a crook than towards some police officers, at least u know how to defend yourself around the crook!

      John - 2012-11-07 13:58

      Believe me I do the same! When I demand an apointment card and a WARRANT the thug bastard threatens with a 3am raid!! These are REAL SAPS!! The criminals do not threaten, they favour the 3am raid! Where is the difference? ANWER! There is NONE. I do not call the thugs. I call my neighbors, they are effective. I jump if they call. I love the RAT hunt!!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-16 09:19

    well the ANC did hijack the whole country...

  • Partiboy - 2012-10-16 09:25

    I would never get our of my car if I know that I havnt done anything wrong. Be that as it may, I'm sure in the circumstance, my decision may be different. Glad he's okay though!

  • celtis.africana - 2012-10-16 09:25

    Can I please get a job as a World Bank worker? I also want a Range Rover. I will look after it and use my Datsun Bluebird for dangerous roads.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-16 11:28

      You are privileged to still have a Datsun Bluebird. Forget about the RR.

  • frank.c.cruz.98 - 2012-10-16 09:47

    These people are real cops trust me, they are real police officers! Even the cops that robbed a man of his hard earn R450,000 at Edenvale with marked BMW and R5 rifles, they are real police officers!!! These days its better to run towards a crook than towards 'SOME' police officers, at least u will be aware u are in danger and will defend yourself with every breathe in u.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-16 09:49

    Not surprising to see these thugs turning on their own kind, I guess somebody should inform Julius as well that the whites don't have anything left to give/take.

      dave.kofang - 2012-10-16 10:40

      @Adrea dont be an idiot,crime knows no colour.And according to stats da most likely crime victim is young black males.

      Andrea - 2012-10-16 10:44

      dave, believe those stats if you want. However you are right, crime knows no colour and we all work hard for what we have. Pity the ones busying themselves with the taking bit don't think of that when they take.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-16 11:41

      @Andrea Crime and corruption is the one(ok 2) things that give us common ground to agree on. When referring to "their own kind" you can make the impression that "some" people think they are the only victims and that "those" people do not understand the crime that all South Africans experience. Rather rephrase and through that pulling in all that think the same. It will be a good platform to use to tackle SA's problems. (Copy and paste from a previous comment of mine. Easier than redoing it.) Our country has so many loopholes where you can, sometimes unintentionally, fall in controversies, but it should be our duty to try to avoid them. I do see this tendency prevails regularly from all walks of live on this site and therefore one can presume that a lot of "you and us" still exist. It is defiantly not helping.

  • Prince Bird - 2012-10-16 11:22

    Zuma is Zumafiying SA. walk with wise u'l be wise,walk with crocks u'll be ....

  • FunkyL - 2012-10-16 11:49

    Once they find them,they must make sure that they kill them,we work hard for cars,houses and our money,they were wearing police uniforms 'where did they get the clothes its because some of the polices that we think they doing their jobs 'those are the people who are giving them those clothes,this South African security system is broken,police mans are working with criminals and they blame them when they kill them back...

  • karen.t.hawkey - 2012-10-16 14:01 This happened days and days ago and only reached the media eventually due to police doing nothing about his reported case .... read this article, much more information (though badly written just like most journalists do nowadays!)

  • kyle.mclaren1 - 2012-10-16 14:09

    After reading this I refuse to pull over anymore for "police". I'll drive to the police station with my hazard lights on instead. Got pulled over recently at about 1am for no good reason whatsoever. Had my girlfriend in the car too. Never again.

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-16 15:32

    How do these people get the police uniform?

  • HendrikBeukes.PE - 2012-10-17 13:01

    Ok guys, What will you guys do if you pass a black VW Golf with civilian registration number, Ultra Dark Windows , you cannot see the passengers. It starts tailing you, You start accelerating and it keeps up. You get to 138km/h and it puts blue lights on..... Well that happened to my son this weekend they call it law enforcment., Ghost car style. You wonder where the criminals get the idea.? The government makes us sitting ducks with their style of law enforcement. Its all about money for criminals some street criminals others called politians

      John - 2012-11-07 13:15

      You prepare to be hijacked! Duck dive dodge weave go like hell to your nearest police station! call 10111!! YOU do NOT have to stop or obey the instruction of any thug until you are under LAWFUL ARREST after the thug has produced his APPOINTMENT CARD. They even fake these!

  • John - 2012-11-07 14:02

    NEVER stop for a blue light, you do not have to!!

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