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Durban - The Durban man who was allegedly hijacked and abducted was found alive but injured at the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Phoenix on Tuesday, family friends said.
Police were unable to confirm that he had been found.
Dumisani Mdlalose, was allegedly accosted by three armed men on his driveway in Mount Moriah, near Phoenix, on Monday night while opening the gate when, at gunpoint, he was ordered back into his black BMW 318i by the hijackers who then drove away with him.
His wife, Thembeka, who was seated in the passenger front seat, ran from the men and was unharmed.
She called for help in the community. A neighbour and friend of the Mdlaloses, Panuel Zondi, said on Wednesday morning that Mdlalose was found at the Phoenix hospital with minor injuries.
“He was a bit bruised when we found him… they left him in Avoca and drove away with the car, but he is still in hospital recovering,” he said.
Mdlalose’s wife could not be reached for comment because her cellphone was stolen during the hijacking. Thembeka and a group of close friends had begun a search looking for Mdlalose, who was feared dead.
Zondi would not give intimate details on what transpired during the hijacking or how the man ended up in hospital.
Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane said Mdlalose had not been found, according to records at the Phoenix SAPS.
“According to Phoenix SAPS, the victim has not yet been found hence they are still looking for him and would appreciate any information on the victim’s whereabouts,” he said.