Luke Fleurs death hijacking

Photo of Luke Fleurs. Image via Instagram @lukefleurs25

Fleurs’ last words: Kaizer Chiefs defender fought with two armed men

Footage showing slain Kaizer Chiefs defender Luke Fleurs’ brave fight with his killers has been handed over to the police.

Luke Fleurs death hijacking

Photo of Luke Fleurs. Image via Instagram @lukefleurs25

Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs reportedly put up a brave fight against two armed hijackers before his tragic death.

The 24-year-old defender was shot dead on Wednesday, 3 April, at Constantia service centre in Florida, Roodepoort, in Johannesburg. According to Sunday World, police have downloaded video footage of the incident for their investigation.


A source, who saw the footage, told the publication that Fleurs was driving his red VW Golf 8 GTI (with two passengers inside) when four people travelling in a white BMW 1 Series followed him as he drove into the petrol station.

The BMW reportedly parked next to Fleurs’ car and two men wearing balaclavas got out of the car as the other two remained.

“They went to the VW Golf and opened the rear doors. Two young boys in Fleurs’ car got out of the vehicle and ran towards the back of the petrol station to hide. They then pulled Fleurs out of his vehicle, and he ran towards the petrol station shop.

“The two hijackers got into his car, and as they were about to drive off with Fleurs’ car, he ran towards it and fought those hijackers. He ran to his car, grabbed the door, and tried to remove the hijacker, who was in the driver’s seat. He fought them and tried to drive his car, almost knocking into the petrol station’s walls.

“During the scuffle, Fleurs yelled, ‘No malome, you cannot do this,’ to the hijacker in the driver’s seat. They overpowered him, and one of them shot him at close range in the left side of his chest,” said the source.

In a statement on Thursday, Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel, Mavela Masondo, revealed that Fleurs was taken to the nearest medical care centre, where he was certified dead on arrival. No arrests have been made at this stage.


The centre-back started his career at Ubuntu Cape Town before spending five years at SuperSport United.

He also represented South Africa at Under-17 and U23 levels, including competing at the delayed Tokyo Olympics in 2021.


Last year, he joined Chiefs – describing it as a “dream come true”. Sadly, he was yet to make his debut with Amakhosi.

On Thursday, the Soweto Giants paid tribute to the defender and sent their condolences to his family and friends.

“It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce that Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs tragically lost his life last night during a hijacking incident in Johannesburg.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time. The SAPS are handling the matter and further details will be communicated in due course. May his dear soul rest in peace,” read the club’s statement.