Man’s hand chopped in hijacking

A 45 year-old Northdale man has been left traumatised after hijackers chopped off a part of his left hand when he attempted to escape their clutches. The man who was in his garage on the evening of July 4 was approached by two balaclava wearing men who threatened him with pangas to get into his vehicle and drive off.  Provincial police spokesperson, Cpt Nqobile Gwala, said the men forced the victim into his vehicle and made him drive around.

“In an attempt to escape, the man stopped his car a Nissan Qashqai and threw the keys into a field on Old Greytown Road. When the suspect opened the car door and threw the keys he ran but was caught by one of the suspects who chopped off a part of his hand. He managed to escape to a nearby house where he received help.”

Mountain Rise SAPS is investigating a case of carjacking and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The man is recovering in a Pietermaritzburg hospital. The car was later found burnt by Mountain Rise SAPS.

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