Heroic Pretoria woman chases after hijackers

Heroic Pretoria woman chases after hijackers

Mpho Nefuri, a 44-year-old attorney from Pretoria, has been praised for her heroic act after chasing hijackers.

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People across South Africa were shocked after a video of a heroic woman chasing hijackers went viral.

The woman chased after the four men who had hijacked a white VW Polo in The Orchards, north of Pretoria.

Mpho Nefuri, 44, has been hailed a hero on social media, with many praising her for risking her safety in pursuit of the vehicle.

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The video shared on social media shows Nefuri driving up to the hijacked car, saying that the alleged robber shot at her.

As she comes close to the car, a few people can be seen exiting the car, abandoning the hijacked vehicle and leaving a victim who was in the car behind.

Watch the video here:

In a recent interview with Rekord, Nefuri said that she witnessed three men getting into the backseat of a white VW Polo on her way to work.

She didn't think much of the occurrence until a taxi driver informed her that the men were hijacking the car.

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"I was surprised to see only one person in the front, which was the driver, then four people in the backseat," Nefuri said.

The hijackers noticed her after she tried to block them off. They took an off-ramp trying to escape, and eventually, a man in the back got out and charged towards her on foot while firing shots at her. 

"I did not back down as I only wanted to save the poor guy who was hijacked," she said.

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