Woman held for false hijacking case

Johannesburg - A 27-year-old woman accused of opening a false hijacking case was arrested in Pimville, Soweto, on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

The woman reported a hijacking at the Orlando police station on Tuesday, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

File photo: Bongiwe Mchunu. Credit: Independent Newspapers

“She told the police she was hijacked by two armed men at the robots in Dube.”

It appeared that she was drunk at a tavern in the area when one of her friends took her car to the woman's house in Pimville. She would appear in the Orlando Magistrate's Court on Thursday.