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Police confirm an incident where Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Mr Njabulo Nzuza was hijacked of his Range Rover and forced to withdraw money.
Police spokesperson Brig Vishnu Naidoo has said to another media house that Nzuza had left a shopping centre in Midrand. He was then followed and stopped by occupants of a blue VW GTi Golf with blue lights flashing.
“Two men carrying handguns approached the deputy minister and forced him out of the driver’s seat and then on to the floor at the back. They drove around with him, withdrawing money from different ATMs,” Naidoo said.
The incident happened around 4.25pm on Thursday.
The minister was later dropped off and abandoned in Mamelodi West. Suspects fled the scene with Nzuza’s blue Range Rover, two cellphones and his wallet.
No arrests have been made.
Police are pleading to anyone who might have any information on the suspects to contact the SAPS on its toll free Crime Stop number 086 00 10111 or provide information on the MySAPSApp.