Radio personality and TV presenter Masechaba Ndlovu was reportedly robbed in her home at gunpoint yesterday. The former Metro FM radio presenter shared the horrific news on social media.
Masechaba Ndlovu also told fans that she was left unharmed and says that this reminded her of what many South Africans go through on a daily basis.
Taking to Facebook to detail her experience, Ndlovu wrote: “In the early hours of yesterday morning, 5 armed men with balaclavas broke into my home. They pulled me out of my bed at gun point. My 11 years old son was sleeping next to me. They then led me down the passage, checking every room to see who else was in the house. My 6 old son was asleep with his nanny in one of the bedrooms. My children’s nanny and I were led back to the main bedroom. We were forced to lay on our stomach, then tied up with cable ties with our hands behind our back and held hostage for over an hour while our home was ransacked. At one point, they didn’t know what to do with us.”
“They argued amongst themselves but by Gods grace, they took a decision to leave us unharmed. No one was seriously hurt. They fled in my vehicle and with the assistance of my 11 year old, we were able to get help from my neighbour, Nina Maritz and her son Michael, who cut our cable ties and called for help. My family and I experienced what many South Africans go through on a daily basis. Many don’t make it out alive. Sending a prayer to anyone out there who has had a similar experience.”
Masechaba added that the thieves fled with her vehicle which was later recovered in Alexandra Township with the items they had stolen.
“My heart goes out to you. A big shout out to SAPS who acted swiftly and with care. My car was recovered in Alex, after a police chase, approximately 30 minutes after the call out, with most of the contents still inside. The assailants fled on foot and are still at large (sic).”
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.