Sun International, licensed holders of the Miss South Africa pageant, have confirmed that Miss SA Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was the victim of an attempted hijacking last night (Wednesday June 7) on Jan Smuts Avenue near the Hyde Park Shopping Centre in Johannesburg.
Nel-Peters was approached by three armed hijackers and managed to exit her vehicle and a Good Samaritan came to her aid and drove her away from the scene.
Her car and handbag were later recovered at the by a security company, the police are investigating further. According to her publicist, Nel-Peters is shaken by the incident but unharmed.
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