Armed cler­gy­man hi­jacks taxi

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A MINIBUS taxi driver was hi­jacked, al­legedly by a cleric armed with a gun, in Protea Glen, Soweto, yes­ter­day, po­lice said. “The driver said the hi­jacker was dressed like a man of the cloth. He stopped the taxi and asked the driver to take him to a nearby area to fetch a group of his con­gre­ga­tion,” War­rant Of­fi­cer Kay Makhubela said. “The priest was the only pas­sen­ger. He then pointed a gun at the driver a few min­utes later... and drove off in the Toy­ota Quantum, leav­ing the driver by the side of the road.” The driver told the po­lice the al­leged hi­jacker, es­ti­mated to be in his fifties, looked like a gen­uine priest. “He de­scribed the sus­pect as an older man with a beard, and said that no one would have doubted that he was a cler­gy­man,” Makhubela said. No one had been ar­rested. – Sapa

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