ATP Tour

Wheelchair star hijacked

2014-04-12 14:33
Lucas Sithole (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole is recovering after he was hijacked in Johannesburg, Wheelchair Tennis SA (WTSA) said on Saturday.

The incident happened on Friday night near Glenhazel, said WTSA media consultant Bruce Davidson.

Sithole, ranked number two in the world as a quad wheelchair tennis player, was travelling with his brother on the Newmarket Road onramp around 11.15pm when four armed men in a vehicle in front stopped and attempted to hijack them.

The men dragged Sithole and his brother from their car, and stole their cellphones.

Davidson said although Sithole was shaken and traumatised, he was not physically injured and was recovering well.

"I am glad my car, wallet and my life are still with me," Sithole said while thanking family, friends and fans for their messages of support. Holger Losch, Sithole's coach and WTSA director, said he was thankful.

"We are extremely grateful that Lucas and his brother were not physically injured during the hijacking and will make a speedy recovery from the trauma."

Read more on:    tennis

Serena targets 18th major

2014-08-19 07:39


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.