Mo­torist hi­jacked and taken hostage

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Conelia Harry

A DRIVER of a ve­hi­cle hire com­pany was hi­jacked at gun­point last Tues­day night in Al­ton by im­pos­tors pos­ing as policemen.

Re­turn­ing af­ter drop­ping off pas­sen­gers in the Richards Bay CBD, the driver was stopped on the Western Ar­te­rial by sus­pects in a dou­ble cab bakkie with blue lights, de­mand­ing to search his ve­hi­cle.

‘They made me get out and open the slid­ing door be­fore point­ing a firearm at me. They forced me into the back of my ve­hi­cle and tied my hands with ca­ble ties.

‘I was forced to lay down on the seat while they drove around for hours be­fore even­tu­ally dump­ing me in the for­est near Sokhulu,’ the driver said.

‘A truck driver gave me a lift into town and we called the po­lice for help at around 3.30am.’

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