Nadine. Picture: Instagram
Nadine. Picture: Instagram

Nadine tells how she rammed her mom's car to prevent robbery

By Carmelita Fredericks Time of article published Oct 29, 2018

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Afrikaans pop singer and TV personality Nadine has revealed how she rammed into her mother's car in an effort to save her from a gun-wielding robber.

Speaking to Martin Bester on Breakfast on Jacaranda FM on Monday, Nadine explained that she was driving behind her mother when a would-be robber walked passed her mother's car at a traffic light before leaning "half his body" into her car on Malibongwe Drive, Johannesburg, on Thursday.

Panicking Nadine said her first reaction was to shout at the man who had a gun aimed at her mother's side, screaming: "get away from my mom" as loud as she could. 

The "Musiek Roulette" presenter said she hooted and screamed but eventually realised no one was going to help her, and she needed to do something and fast.

She considered jumping out of the car, but realised that there was another robber behind the man leaning in her mother's window. Nadine then put her car in gear before accelerating into the back of her mom's car. She said the impact was so great, that her mom's head jerked forward and her cellphone flew out of hand and landed under her car.

Nadine revealed that despite her actions, the robber then focussed his attention on her, demanding that she open her window. She then reversed her vehicle, in an attempt to get away before realising that other drivers had noticed the commotion and were now getting out of their cars. 

At this point, the robber and his partner in crime retreated and fleed the scene. Nadine recalled how she became hysterical when she reunited with her mom, adding that she kept thinking that she hopes he doesn't come back. 

Nadine and her mom were eventually assisted by policemen in an unmarked vehicle.

Reflecting on her actions, Nadine said: “It’s an instinctive feeling that kicks in when someone wants to hurt someone who you love." 

Listen to the full interview here.

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