Cars targetted

FOUR cars being targeted by hijackers in South Africa right now. Image via Twitter @Jess11313

FIVE cars targeted by hijackers in South Africa right now

Security company, Fidelity SecureDrive has revealed five cars and three provinces targeted by hijackers in South Africa.

Cars targetted

FOUR cars being targeted by hijackers in South Africa right now. Image via Twitter @Jess11313

The Security company Fidelity reveals that there are 66 vehicles that are stolen every day in South Africa with certain Toyota and Volkswagen cars targeted by hijackers over others.  

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Businesstech reports that the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal recorded the largest proportions of incidents. 2984 incidents were recorded in Gauteng, followed by Western Cape with 887 and KZN with 880 hijackings between July to September 2023. 

According to Fidelity’s data, hijackers most often target Toyota, Volkswagen, and Nissan vehicles:

  • Toyota Hilux, Fortuner, and Corollas
  • Volkswagen Polo  
  • Nissan NP200  

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The police have warned of an increased number of incidents being perpetrated by fake police officials. The South African Police Service (SAPS) officials indicated that a white Toyota Hilux double cab and / or a white VW Polo are the vehicles which are typically used to trap motorists, with incidents reported in the following areas: 

  • Bekkersdal – R28 road and N12  
  • Carletonville – Blybank road & Randfontein road  
  • Fochville – Corner N12 and R500.  
  • Randfontein – R559 – R28 and N14  

Tips provided:  

  • Do not stop at a deserted spot or area to talk on your phone or even relieve yourself;  
  • Always keep your windows closed;  
  • If someone tries to force you out of the road, don’t panic but just blow your horn constantly to draw attention;  
  • Do not stop for hitchhikers, even if it is a female hiker with a crying baby. 

The most targeted areas in KwaZulu-Natal:

  • Umlazi
  • Bhekithemba

Gauteng hotspots are:

  • Protea
  • Moroka
  • Orange Farm
  • Bramley
  • Olievenhoutbosch

Westen Cape areas to avoid include:

  • Harare
  • Nyanga
  • Philippi East
  • Delft
  • Mfuleni

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