Miss SA 'safe and unharmed' after hijacking ordeal

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep)
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep)

Cape Town - Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters narrowly escaped a hijacking on Wednesday night. 

According to a statement released by the Official Miss South Africa Facebook page, Demi-Leigh was approached by three men on Jan Smuts Avenue in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

She managed to exit the vehicle and a good Samaritan came to Demi's aid and drove her away from the scene.

"Her car and handbag was later recovered at the scene by a security company. The police are investigating further. Demi is shaken by the incident but unharmed," the statement reads. 

Following the incident, Fikile Mbalula, the Minister of Police, released a statement, saying he views all crimes against women as an "added priority" and reiterated that "we have no time to waste."

The minister went on to say: "No resources will be spared in the fight against crime."

Read the full statement here

The official Miss South Africa Twitter page has confirmed that Demi-Leigh is "safe and unharmed."

Sun International - licence holders of the Miss South Africa pageant - have confirmed that Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was the victim of an attempted hijacking. 

In statement released to the press they confirmed that Demi-Leigh is "doing well" although "shaken" by the incident. 

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