A motorist was locked in the boot of his car for three days after being hijacked by three men in Dunswart, Boksburg, on Monday.

A motorist was locked in the boot of his car for three days after being hijacked by three men in Dunswart, Boksburg, on Monday.


Police said the man, who is in his 50s, was found by Ekurhuleni metro police and emergency services workers in Benoni on Wednesday – quite by chance, reported.


The man is believed to have been taken on a three-day hell ride before he was discovered outside the Benoni municipal buildings.


North Rand police spokesman Superintendent Eugene Opperman said: "After hijacking him, the men took the man to Boksburg Lake, where they forced him into the boot and drove off."


By pure coincidence, council officials were visiting municipal buildings when they found the man’s abandoned car.


"While the officers were walking into the municipal buildings, they heard someone banging on the inside of the boot, pleading for help," Opperman said. "The police immediately forced the boot open and found the man."


The report said the man was extremely disoriented, dehydrated and could hardly stand up. Police then took him to a nearby hospital, where he was put on a glucose drip.


"The man is still very disoriented and dehydrated and we have not been able to take a statement from him," Opperman added.


Meanwhile, police have arrested a sixth man in connection with the hijacking and murder of a Pretoria woman, her one-year-old daughter and her fiance's mother, plus the rape of an unrelated teenager – a story CARtoday.com reported on recently.


"We have positively linked him to the crime, but unfortunately we can't say how because it's sub judice," said Superintendent Morne van Wyk said on Wednesday.


The man, who is 21, was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday when members of the Pretoria serious and violent crime unit entered a shack in Block NN, Shoshanguve.


Van Wyk said the man fired a shot, hitting two police officers, and was critically wounded when police returned fire. Another man, in his 30s, was killed.


The 21-year-old man is in a Pretoria hospital and will appear in court once he has recovered. The two police officers who were injured are in a stable condition in the Muelmed hospital.


Five other men were arrested in connection with the hijacking and murder of the Drennan-Rawstone family in July. The men - Thabo Mkhari, Joseph Mohlala, Godfrey Mkhabela, Lucky Baloyi and William Kekana - have appeared in the Themba magistrate's court and will remain in custody until the next court date, on October 10.