Crime victim clings to MP's bonnet
Freedom Front Plus member of Parliament Willie Spies drove with an injured man, attacked in a robbery, on his car bonnet from near the airport in Cape Town all the way to Parliament, he said on on Wednesday.
He said the incident occurred as he was driving from the airport in Cape Town towards Parliament on the N2 highway at about 12:35pm on Tuesday. Spies said he saw two men in the road and one of them, “red with blood”, jumped on to his car’s bonnet.
He said the man had apparently been struck with a pipe or plank by a criminal who wanted to steal his cellphone.
“When I saw his face I realised this man sought help,” he said.
“I told him to hold tight and drove about 500m before stopping to let him off.”
But the man refused to let go, pulling his legs on to the bonnet. Spies then drove with the man holding on to his windscreen wipers while looking for police.
“I don’t know Cape Town well enough to just drive to a police station.
I phoned my office to let them know and decided to drive to the Parliament where I knew there were police.”
The two arrived at Parliament with the injured man still clinging to the car and the ambulance arrived within minutes to take the him to hospital.
Spies said he did not know whether the man had been discharged from hospital. - Sapa