Farmers rescue 9-year-old after KZN hijacking

2016-12-14 21:24


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Johannesburg - Farmers helped rescue a nine-year-old boy after he and his family were hijacked near Giant's Castle on Wednesday afternoon. 

Farmers worked together after two men armed with a gun and a knife hijacked the family and drove them from Giant's Castle to Ladysmith, Mark Pitout, of security company Secure SA said.

The father, mother, and one of their children managed to flee when the suspects stopped at the Midlands service station. The nine-year-old boy, however, was unable to get away. They alerted the petrol station's owner.

Local farmers were called and the car was spotted on the road between Colenso and Estcourt, where it was stopped at the turn-off to Loskop with the help of police. The boy was rescued and the two hijackers were arrested.

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