Security expert identifies top 14 hijacking hotspots in Gauteng (and gives tips)

Security expert Ryno Schutte says there at least 35 hijacking hotspots in Johannesburg alone.

A video of CCTV footage has spread through social media, showing a Joburg couple escape an attempted hijacking outside their home.

Schutte is the managing director of Pro-ActiveSA, a company which helps notifies and distributes information in stolen or hijacked vehicles to security companies.

He says, based on crime statistics, the most prone hijacking areas across Gauteng are:

  • Booysens
  • Jeppestown
  • Soshanguve
  • Kagiso
  • Yeoville
  • Honeydew
  • Roodepoort
  • Brooklyn
  • Boksburg
  • Alberton
  • Linden
  • Krugersdorp
  • Kempton Park
  • Joburg CBD

Schutte says motorist must be vigilant at all times and try create time and space to be able to manoeuvre out of potentially life-threatening situations.

They usually pounce on you when you expect it least. It's typically between 4pm and 8pm in the afternoon when people are going home.

Ryno Schutte, director of Pro-active South Africa

He also gave advice on the useful information authorities need from hijacking victims in criminal cases.

Take a listen to his insights:

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