There has been a spat of hijacking on the N4 with hijackers targeting motorists. Their modus Operandi involves throwing spikes on the road. Once hit, motorists are forced to stop their cars and then the hijackers pounce. Just last week, 4 hijackers who were positively identified as Zimbabweans were bust while in the process of spiking cars.
Now, Lamiez Holworthy has come out unscathed after escaping a possible hijacking on the N4. The DJ was apparently driving back from a gig in Siya bar, where she encountered spikes on the road which damaged two of her tires. Luckily Lamiez was minutes away from a filing station where got assistance.
One suspect arrested on the N4 Watermeyer offramp Pretoria following a spate of attacks on motorists. The gang uses spikes to force motorists to stop after damaging tyres. Two firearms seized. pic.twitter.com/NTS16QiREc
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) April 16, 2021
Taking to Twitter to talk about her incident, she wrote, “Two tires messed because of a spiked object in the fast lane on the N4! Thank God I was able to control the car and also wasn’t too far from a filling station.” She also used the opportunity to caution people saying they should be extra vigilant, “Please be careful and extra vigilant on the N4!!!”
Two tires messed because of a spiked object in the fast lane on the N4! Thank God I was able to control the car and also wasn’t too far from a filling station.
Please be careful and extra vigilant on the N4!!!
— ℍ (@LamiezHolworthy) April 19, 2021
Her lack of being clear as to which section of the N4 is she referring to lead to confusion. This caused many to speculate and a Twitter user by the name of Kamogelo Mogale wrote, “From the warnings that have been issued it seems to be the N4 East between Solomon Mahlangu on ramp and the Diamond Hill Toll Plaza, as well as the N4 West towards Rustenburg from the N1 interchange.”
It’s usually Zimbabweans who do this.
Some of them used to ambush motorists on R80 Mabopane highway before Wonderpark.
Sad part is that we’re not supposed to say this even though our lives are in danger.
— tebz (@tololodj) April 16, 2021
Another user claims to have received cautionary messages from close friends who say they have encountered spikes on a regular basis in Witbank just after Bronkhorstspruit.