Driver shot in hijacking, bullet-riddled vehicle found abandoned in KwaMashu

Marshall Security said the vehicle, which was hijacked in Ntuzuma was found in KwaMashu A-section and the driver was taken to a local clinic in a stable condition

The Mercedes Benz that was found abandoned in KwaMashu A-section after the driver was hijacked in Ntuzuma. The driver was shot in the hijacking. Picture: Marshall Security

Published Jun 3, 2022


DURBAN - A motorist was shot during a hijacking of his Mercedes Benz this week.

Marshall Security’s Tyron Powell said in a statement on Thursday that the incident took place on Tuesday afternoon.

“At approximately 4.40pm, members of our Special Operations Team were activated to assist Tracker SA with locating a Mercedes Benz that had been hijacked in the Ntuzuma area, where the motorist had been shot during the hijacking.

“Members of our Special Operations Team immediately responded to the last known location of the hijacked vehicle, and it was recovered within 30 minutes of being activated by members of our Special Operations Team and the Tracker ground team. The vehicle was found abandoned on a dirt road in KwaMashu A-Section, riddled with bullet holes.”

Powell said the victim was rushed in a private vehicle to KwaMashu Poly Clinic in a stable condition.

He added that the matter was handed over to KwaMashu SAPS, who would investigate further.

In another incident, a Toyota Etios that was stolen in Musgrave was tracked down in Morningside shortly after being stolen.

Powell said multiple Armed Response Officers were dispatched to the last known location of the stolen vehicle and within 8 minutes of being activated, the vehicle was found abandoned.

“It was recovered on Cottam Grove just off Florida Road in the Morningside area by our Armed Response Officers together with other private security companies. The interior was severely stripped.”

He said the stolen vehicle was returned to the owner, who did not wish to open a case with the SAPS.