Two women in hor­ror Ko­mani hi­jack­ing

The Rep - - FRONT PAGE - ANDISA BONANI

Two women were hi­jacked and robbed be­fore be­ing left on a road out­side Ko­mani in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing.

The women were mak­ing their way home from a bar in Green Street in town to Ez­i­be­leni in a hired ve­hi­cle at 1.30am when a man ran to­wards their car at a four-way stop.

One of the vic­tims, who did not want to be iden­ti­fied, said her friend slammed on the brakes in fear that she would hit the man.

“The next thing a sil­ver VW Polo stopped in front of us, block­ing the road. A man jumped out of the car and pointed a gun at my friend. An­other man pointed a gun at me and de­manded that we get out. They shoved us into the back seat and threat­ened to shoot us if we screamed or tried to es­cape.”

The woman said the man driv­ing the car sug­gested to his ac­com­plice that they drop the women in Tarkas­tad, but the other re­fused, say­ing it was too far, and that they should rather dump them in Whit­tle­sea.

“We drove to­wards Whit­tle­sea, but the driver made a U-turn near a poul­try farm just out­side Ko­mani. They asked for our phones and took R400 from us.

“The man in the pas­sen­ger seat came to sit be­tween us in the back of the car and searched us for valu­ables. Dur­ing the search he also touched us in an in­ap­pro­pri­ate way be­cause he even put his hands in our pants. I was afraid we would be raped. A car ap­proached with its lights on and they quickly let us go and drove away with the car.”

The two women were left stranded in the mid­dle of the road and walked back to seek help at the Ko­mani waste wa­ter treat­ment works.

There they made a call to one of their moth­ers, who phoned the po­lice.

“We were so trau­ma­tised by the whole sit­u­a­tion. Luck­ily the car was hired so the com­pany tracked it and it is said to have been found in Dim­baza near King William’s Town.”

Po­lice spokes­woman Cap­tain Namhla Mdle­leni con­firmed the hi­jack­ing and said the car had been found near Dim­baza. No ar­rests have been made.

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