Cape Town - 120925 - The Democratic Alliance's Shadow Minister of Police, Dianne Barnard held a press conference at the Mark's building at Parliament where she outlined her concern on how the crime statistics are not done by an independent entity. Reporter: Sibusiso Nkomo. PICTURE: DAVID RITCHIE

Durban - DA police spokeswoman Dianne Kohler Barnard’s son was hijacked on Tuesday evening as he waited outside his mother’s Morningside house.

Three armed men put a gun to Peter Barnard’s head and pulled him out of his car while his mother had gone into her home to lock up.

Kohler Barnard said a red BMW had pulled up behind her son’s silver Audi A5 and three armed men got out.

“Thank God he wasn’t shot. They pulled him out of the car, then pushed him into the property, locking the gate.”

Peter told his mother that when he saw the firearm, he co-operated. He was unhurt.

The two cars sped off immediately afterwards.

Shortly thereafter, Kohler Barnard tweeted: “My son just hijacked outside my house… silver Audi A5-4 armed men. Tracker on it Morningside, Durban with red BMW contact me -now.”

Kohler Barnard said a car-tracking company found the car about 8km away in a cul de sac.

She said she believed the hijackers had left the car there to see if it had a tracking device. - The Star, IOL