Two women in horror Komani hijacking
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.