August 25 2006 at 02:09PM
A woman was killed while fighting off a would-be hijacker in Brooklyn, Pretoria police said on Friday.
Spokesperson Inspector Anton Breedt said the incident occurred on Thursday at 9pm when Zelda Saaiman was parking her car outside her home.
"We don't know if the suspect was hiding or slipped in when the gate opened."
A fight ensued between the woman and the suspect. A gunshot was heard by Saaiman's domestic worker, said Breedt.
No arrests were made as the suspect fled without the car.
The 52-year-old woman died at the scene and the results of her post-mortem would be released on Friday. - Sapa