DURBAN — South African police have launched a huge search for three children who were in a car which was hijacked at Madadeni outside Newcastle in northern part of KwaZulu-Natal Province on Monday.
The children, aged between six and 11 years, were on their way to school when the car was hijacked.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Thembeka Mbhele said the the hijackers misled the driver of the car to stop by indicating that the car had a flat tyre.
Mbhele said there were six kids in the car, three males and three females, and when the driver got out of the car to check what was going on, thessuspects approached him, threatening him with a knife.
Mbhele said three of the children managed to escape but the suspects fled the scene using the hijacked BMW, which is silver in colour.
The police are still searching for the suspects as well as the children. There is a case of carjacking that is being investigated, said Mbhele.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK