Footballer and Olympian killed in hijacking incident

Footballer and Olympian killed in hijacking incident

South African footballer Luke Fleurs has been shot while waiting to be attended to at a petrol station in the Honeydew suburb in Johannesburg, according to reports.

“Luke Fleurs tragically lost his life during a hijacking incident in Johannesburg. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time,” Kaizer Chiefs said.

According to police spokesperson Mavela Masondo, “the attackers fled with his vehicle and police were investigating a case of murder and car hijacking.”

Fleurs previously played for the national under-23 side, representing South Africa at the Tokyo Olympics.

Fleurs is the latest among thousands of people who are victims to fatal hijackings in South Africa, which has one of the highest murder rates in the world.

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