Woman targeted in spike gang attack on N4

Yet another spike gang attack has taken place on the N4.

Update: The Observer has acquired pictures of the damaged tyre, you can view them below.


An unidentified woman was the victim of a spike gang attack earlier this evening.

The incident took place between the Bethal and Van Dyksdrift offramps on the N4.

Fortunately, the¬†Observer can confirm that she made her way back to Middelburg safely. Once she arrived in town, the woman proceeded to repair her car’s tyre at the Engen Garage at the Middelburg Mall.

The Observer spoke to Michael Motau, an employee at the Engen, who assisted the the woman.

Motau said that the woman was visibly shaken by the incident and that her tyre was clearly spiked, as it had a large gaping hole.

He then stated that she was greeted at the Engen by a man Motau presumes to be her husband.

After the repairs were complete, the woman made her way home.

The Traffic Alert WhatsApp group did alert highway patrol units of the incident, with the patrol sending officers to monitor the road.

This attempted attack follows a number a concerning spike gang related incidents, which includes the following:

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Fatal encounter leaves man dead in N4 spiking ambush

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