Motorist threatened with knife, hijacked near Harding

The stolen car was recovered at a home in Mabaleni, St Faith's yesterday (Wednesday).

A Harding man was left traumatised after he was hijacked and left in the bushes on Tuesday last week.

The 23-year-old driver gave a man a lift from Ibisi to Harding at about 1.30pm. While travelling towards Harding, near the Umzimkhulu turn-off, the hitch-hiker pulled out a knife and threatened the driver.

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“After a struggle the assailant overpowered the driver and took him to a bushy area where he tied him up with his belt. He then drove away in the car. A lookout for the hijacked car was circulated,” said police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

Last Wednesday at about 10am the car was picked up via a tracking device and the KZN Durban SAPS Airwing was summoned.

While the aerial search was going on, Warrant Officer Gabriel Nel and W/O Marc Wiid from Port Shepstone K9 unit also followed the signal.

The signal was tracked to a home in Mabaleni in St Faith’s, where the vehicle was recoered. The suspect fled the scene. The car was impounded for investigation.


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Sugan Naidoo

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