Durban -  A  Reservoir Hills teacher has been hospitalised after being stabbed multiple times during a hijacking on Wednesday night. 

The victim, 49, sustained injuries to his arms and shoulders. 

A  resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said the victim was driving along Hatfield Road when he was blocked by two vehicles. 

"One vehicle stopped in front of him and the other behind him. Three men approached the victim and demanded his light blue Hyundai i20.  He did not put up a fight and gave in to their demands."

The resident explained that as the victim was exiting the vehicle he reached for his bag which contained school documents.

"Thinking there was something more valuable in it the hijackers tried to grab it from his hand. As he held onto the bag telling them its just documents they began stabbing him on his arms and shoulders. Once he let the bag go the men fled with the car."

The resident said the victim walked to a nearby home for help.

"A  doctor from the area was called to the scene and he stabilised the victim before he was transported to a hospital. The victim is shaken but is in a stable condition."

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said a case of carjacking was opened at Sydenham Police Station for investigation.