Durban - People in Newlands West, outside Durban, were traumatised after a cleric was hijacked by four armed men outside a mosque on Friday afternoon.
Hafiz Talha Kazi, 27, had just wrapped up his sermon for afternoon prayers at the Musjid Sufi Subhaani.
Witness Ashraf Ahmed said that at about 1.45pm, two men approached and started “manhandling him”.
Kazi was making his way to his car, parked in a bay closest to the road.
“Two guys ran towards him and started manhandling him and that’s when I realised he was being hijacked. I asked him to give the car keys to them and get away from there. However, another two guys came. When I tried to approach, I realised that they had firearms,” said Ahmed.