Doctor and child hijacked in Merebank

A doctor and her child have been left traumatized after they were hijacked outside a relative’s house in Junargath Road on Thursday morning.

According to the victim, who spoke on condition of anonymity, she was on her way to her mother-in-law’s house in Merebank when she was approached by three unknown men with firearms who ordered her out of the vehicle.

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“I was outside my mother-in-law’s house at about 6am. While stationary outside her house, I could hear her domestic worker screaming and shouting in my direction. At that moment, three armed men appeared right next to me and ordered me out of my car. I immediately turned around and grabbed my daughter, who was in the back seat and ran towards the house. As soon as I entered the house, I handed my little daughter to my mother-in-law and called the police,” she said.

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Communications officer of Wentworth SAPS, Cpt Mbuso Gumede, said that three men approached the victim and demanded her car keys.

“The vehicle was taken and later recovered by members of SAPS and the Chatsworth Operational Cluster Team in Umlazi C Section which was left abandoned. No shots were fired and no injuries were sustained by the victim,” said Cpt Gumede.

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