Actor and TV presenter Tumisho Masha says he’s lucky to be alive after a five-hour hijacking ordeal in which he was held hostage for his car.
On Sunday, Masha was on his way from his hometown of Soshanguve in Tshwane to Joburg in his BMW 435i when he was hijacked and bundled into the boot.
“It all happened so fast and it only dawned on me while I had a gun held to my face that it was a hijack and I had to fully co-operate in order to live,” Masha told The Star.
His ordeal began around 10pm on Sunday and ended at 2.45am on Monday when he was dropped in Soshanguve, he said, declining to give further details.
“A big problem with the crime situation is the lack of employment and business opportunities for the youth in the townships, which exacerbates the situation,” he said.
Oscar Tshifure, Masha’s manager, said Masha was still too traumatised to give details.
“He is still quite shaken, and sustained cuts and bruises from being shoved into the boot forcefully,” said Tshifure.
Captain Kay Makhubele confirmed that a case of hijacking had been opened.
“We don’t know how many suspects there were,” he said.