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By Enkosi Selane

Digital Journalist

Car thieves get away after shooting guard outside Affies

School praised the security guard for his bravery.

Afrikaans Hoer Seunskool (Affies) in Pretoria praised a security guard for being a hero on Saturday after preventing a vehicle from getting stolen.

The security guard was injured after being shot by the car thieves just outside Affies’ premises in Lynnwood Road at midday.

According to Maroela Media, the guard was shot at and lost control of his vehicle when he was chasing after the thieves.

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He was rushed to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg where he is in a stable condition in the intensive care unit (ICU).

“According to the school, no parent, scholar, supporter, or visitor to Affies was in danger during the incident which took place outside the school grounds,” Maroela said.

The thieves got away but did not steal the car.

The school expressed gratitude to the guard for his act of heroism and wished him a speedy recovery.

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Rusa recovers kidnapped woman’s car

Meanwhile, in another incident, the car of a woman who was almost kidnapped last month was recovered by Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) on Sunday.

Three men including the woman’s husband have been on the run since March for trying to kill and kidnap the woman in Umzinto, KwaZulu-Natal, and then using her car.

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The woman’s 37-year-old husband had reportedly been working with two other suspects, including a convict.

“Reaction officers have recovered a vehicle, a white GWM C10 belonging to a woman who was kidnapped and strangled by her husband and two accomplices last month,” Rusa said in a Facebook post.

According to the unit, the suspects’ aim were to murder the woman and dump her body in a sugarcane field. However, their plan was disrupted when the woman gained consciousness and escaped.

Rusa started following leads on Sunday when the woman called and asked the unit to track down the three suspects.

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