WHILE Mthokozisi Mdlalose was filling up his Toyota Yaris in the Durban CBD on Wednesday, he admired the silver Golf 6 GTi parked at the petrol station.
And the part-time student from Empangeni was shocked when he realised he was looking at his own car, which was hijacked last year!
Thinking quickly, the Empangeni cop’s son confronted the driver, and when the man only mumbled and did not reply, Mthokozisi knocked him out and grabbed the car’s keys.
Mthokozisi (28) said he recognised the Golf as his car, which was hijacked in November, even though the number plates had been changed.
“I then sped off in my Yaris to the Berea Police Station 3km away,” he said.
“The cops went back with me to the petrol station. We found my Golf still parked there, but the driver was gone.
“The cops towed my Golf to the police pound in Isipingo, pending an investigation,” he said.
Mthokozisi said his Golf was hijacked from Durban University of Technology’s ML Sultan Campus parking area.
The part-time operational management student, who works as a container machine operator, said four armed men confronted him and forced him out of the Golf before driving off in it.
“I opened a case of hijacking, but now I have found the Golf on my own,” he said.
He said he had bought the car through a bank loan.
KZN police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed that a case of hijacking was opened last year after Mthokozisi reported four men pointed guns at him and took his Golf.