Vusi Nova hijacked and kidnapped outside home
“WE’RE going to take you guys to the bush and kill you. Keep your head down. Where is the Tracker?” the hijackers threatened Afropop musician Vusi Nova.
But all he wanted was for the armed criminals to let 20-year-old Sihle Mdaka out of the car.
“I told them that he has nothing to offer them. Sihle was hysterical. I asked them to let him go. So they stopped the car and let him out in Langlaagte. He was practically naked.”
Nova, whose real name is Vusi Nongxo, was accosted by armed men outside his Melville home yesterday. He was later released in Soweto after the hijackers forced him to strip down to his underwear.
Mdaka is a singer from the group, 047. The three-member group recently arrived from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape and performed at the album launch of fellow artist Ntando Bangani.
Police are investigating a case of hijacking and kidnapping.
Nova said yesterday he felt “quite traumatised”.
“It’s been a crazy 24 hours. We were supporting Ntando at his launch and then later we had to deal with the reality of what is happening in our country. This is happening all the time and I feel for those who go through this,” he said.
Bangani rushed to Nova’s home yesterday after he was found.
“A few hours ago I was at the launch with him; next thing I know he’s been hijacked.Thank God he’s safe,” he said outside Nova’s house.
“It makes me feel very bad as I was also hijacked once and it’s a very traumatic experience. It’s not something you get over easily. Criminals are too free these days. You work hard and people just do what they want when they want. This is not the way we should live,” Bangani said.