Nafasi Za Kazi Kia Pictures – nafasi za kazi kia
Hafiz Talha Kazi, 27, from Durban North, had aloof accomplished a bedfellow address at the Musjid Soofie Saheb aback bristles armed men shoved him into his car.
Speaking from his home on Saturday, Kazi said he was still a little annoyed but rather optimistic as he relived his alarming experience.
He said afore the ordeal, he had been admonition about affliction and trials and had no abstraction that he would face robbers at gunpoint.
“I was anchored in the aftermost lane at the avenue of the mosque, afterwards advertent if I should esplanade on the alley alfresco or on the field, because the parking was full.”
He said bristles armed men “unsuspiciously” absolved appear him, as he was abrogation the mosque. Kazi had pulled out his car keys, disarmed the anxiety and opened the aperture aback he was approached by the gunmen.
“They came appear me and afore you apperceive it, they affective me.”
He heard worshippers scream “leave him alone, leave him alone”, as able-bodied as the mosque’s siren alert.
“They (the worshippers) were agreeable ‘just accord them the keys’. I was actual obliging, I didn’t appetite to action with the guys because they were armed. I thought, you know, that it’s not account it to action for a car and cellphone – so I offered him my car keys and cellphone. I said you can booty it. One of the robbers told me to get into the car with him, so I did.”
Kazi said two men ran off while three got into the car, two in the aback bench with him. They appeared to be about 19 or 20 years old and ordered him to accumulate his arch down. He said he was calm and prayed.
“One of the prayers was if annihilation had to happen, God charge ensure it happens swiftly… ” He remembered seeing the aback window blast afterwards audition a gunshot.
“I’m not abiding if it was attempt from central but I got account after that one of the neighbours fired. I anticipate that abashed them and they took off.”
Kazi said the robbers were neatly dressed and well-spoken. “The guy captivation my arch bottomward at gunpoint reassured me that he would not annihilate me. He said ‘Sir, I affiance you, we are not activity to abuse you. We aloof charge the car, we aloof charge some money.”
Kazi said he told the armed men “take the money, booty the car, you don’t charge me”. Unaware of area the men were demography him, he batten to them with his arch angled and the weapon pushed into the aback of his neck, all the time alms to advice them with money and award jobs. But the guy kept adage “we aloof charge you to co-operate with us”.
He said this acquaintance has accomplished him how affliction and trials accomplish you accede what activity is like for the beneath fortunate. The car’s clamp arranged up bringing the agent to a standstill and the gunmen afraid and ran off, abrogation the car with him inside.
Police begin him in KwaDabeka.
Police agent Lieutenant- Colonel Thulani Zwane said a case of hijacking and kidnapping had been opened.
This image is provided only for personal use. If you found any images copyrighted to yours, please contact us and we will remove it. We don't intend to display any copyright protected images.