Gijimani now has bodyguards

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JS Moroka mayor and ex-convenor of the ANCYL regional task team (RTT) Gijimani Jim Skosana. PICTURE Supplied


Following an incident of hijacking, kidnapping and robbery he now has protectors.


JS Moroka mayor Gijimani Skhosana now has bodyguards.

Spokeswoman Masabata Ramatsetse said before the incident of 22 March 2017 Skhosana didn’t have bodyguards.

“He was loose,” she said. “But now he has got protectors”, Ramatsetse said.

The Siyabuswa police are investigating a case of kidnapping and robbery.

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Four men forced the mayor into his car and drove away with him on the Wednesday night of 22 March 2017.

The men had been waiting outside his home in Siyabuswa D for him to arrive at around 9pm and attacked him when he tried to close his gate.

A plasma screen TV was taken during the ordeal as well as his cellphone and Skhosana was injured in the head before the men dumped him in Kwaggafontein and his car, a black Golf 6 GTI, abandoned a few kilometres away.

Skhosana has since taken leave and will return to work next week.

Ramatsetse asked that more questions be referred to municipal manager Benny Mahlangu as she was also on leave.

Mahlangu didn’t answer his office phone on Wednesday but the office of acting mayor Jerry Segalagala confirmed he will return to work next week and questions on whether he took a leave because of the incident will be answered by him when he returns.

(edited by MLM)

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