"I'm no Kaizer Thief!" - Daily Sun

The front page and lead story of SA's largest daily newspaper, November 27 2013

Daily Sun (November 27 2013) - THE ATTACK was filmed on CCTV cameras and the hijacked silver Toyota Rav4 was soon found.

But when cops started investigating they found a startling link to Kaizer Chiefs' goalkeeper, Brilliant Khuzwayo.


Khuzwayo's agent, Tim Sukazi, was quick to deny any involvement by the soccer star.

"This is a mystery to him and to me and to everybody else. At the time the car was recovered, Brilliant and the Kaizer Chiefs team were in Botswana for a match," he said.

He said the player knew nothing about the car parked in his allocated parking bay in Meredale Heights, south of Joburg.

Tim refused to speculate on whether someone was trying to frame the player.

"We do not know what happened," he said.

Tim said Khuzwayo was questioned and told the police he had no link with the car.

The vehicle was hijacked during a robbery in the Joburg CBD on the corner of Commissioner and Crown streets.

An Ethiopian family was attacked by four men in broad daylight in full view of other motorists at a traffic light.

CCTV cameras revealed the hijackers blocking the vehicle with another car and the family being pulled out of the car. As three men got into the RAV4, a man with an AK47 kept guard outside. The men then drove off in the car, taking with them an estimated R10 000.

Gauteng police spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, said people living in Meredale Heights were being investigated and that included the soccer star, but Khuzwayo was not implicated in the hijacking or the robbery.

Chiefs have distanced themselves from the matter.

According to spokesman Vina Maphosa, Chiefs have an Absa Premiership clash tonight against Polokwane City at FNB Stadium.

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