CSA Youth Manager shot

2010-03-09 13:30

Johannesburg - Cricket South Africa Youth Cricket Manager, Niels Momberg, is recovering in hospital after being shot during an attempted hijacking in the driveway of his home in Parkmore on Monday night.

Momberg, son of former South African Ambassador to Greece, was shot in the chest and the bullet lodged in his arm.

"His doctors say he was very lucky that the bullet didn't hit any vital organs," his bother Altus said on Tuesday.

"He is doing well, and in fact watched the Varsity Cup match between the Maties and the Ikeys on television last night. I think his recovery was helped by the Maties' victory!"

The hijackers ran away after shooting Momberg, and nothing was taken.

CSA chief executive Gerald Majola has sent Momberg a message wishing him a speedy recovery.

"Members of the cricket family have called to express their dismay at this unfortunate incident," said Majola.

"We wish Niels a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back to the office soon."


  • Johnny Geel - 2010-03-09 13:58

    When is enough going to be enough?

  • Lamps_8 - 2010-03-09 14:47

    This is such a typical South African story,Innocent gent gets blasted by some coward dogcocks who run away with Nothing.Its a damn pity what this country has become,just another slum run by criminals.Take a look at our Pres & it tells you whats become of this place.Get better soon Niels,you had Angels on your side.

  • Tired..... - 2010-03-09 15:05

    I ask you.... how is this different from 9/11??? a criminal taking YOUR right to life and freedom into his hands..... When will our war on terror begin??? How many more lives must still be lost? So much for democracy in SA, we are just like the rest of Africa...... I wish all the tourists the best of luck when they visit for the SWC because some of them will be robbed and shot at and some of them will probably die in this sit place we call home :(

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  • Maans - 2010-03-09 15:10

    These articles usually ends like this "No suspects have been arrested"!

  • Glock - 2010-03-09 15:16

    VIVA ANC you are well on your way burning this country to the ground with your slapgat attitude towards crime

  • PAR - 2010-03-09 15:25

    What about the hundreds of other attrocoties that happen every day that we do not hear about because the person is not a well known figures. It is disgusting that we have to think the person lucky no vital organs were hit. This should not happen. He may recover from his injuries in this instance but the trauma will remain.

  • Greg - 2010-03-09 15:28

    Enough is not going to come. There is a crime campaign that affects all South Africans and it is in the interests for the government to keep it in place as they derive taxes from private security companies but not from the SAPS. If I'm wrong then the government must prove it by showing how serious they are about curbing this crime problem. WE ALL KNOW THEY WILL NOT SO IN ANOTHER 16 YEARS WE WILL STILL BE IN THE SAME POSITION.

  • soldiering on - 2010-03-09 15:41

    How many people, every day, every city and suburb, fired at, wounded, or killed? It's beyond control. I don't see how police can fix this any more. It's an indication of low-scale civil war, an index of a failed state, of massive alienation between different groups and communities. What it will require, I reckon, if anything, is serious mature determined character-full leadership at all levels of society. And this is completely missing at the top. Rotting fast from up top down to grassroots and all around. Strength, Niels Momberg!

  • TSHEPO - 2010-03-09 16:19

    Can we pls just unite and vote the ANC out??? and stop having so many useless opposition parties that doesnt do much. We are fed up with CRIME stories everyday. for the sake of our beloved nation we need to support 1 strong opposition and bring about change...

  • Jakes - 2010-03-09 18:38

    Yeah, good luck for foreigners visiting SA for world cup

  • dokodweniplaza - 2010-03-09 21:49

    This happens every day and Apartheid is reversing and Greg is right we not only have a bleak and "transformed" future on the sports field but our country is and will continue to be a mess and one of the worst places to live on the planet(no matter where you are in Sa)!!!.......i lived in constantia for 5 years, arguably one of the nicest places to live and in my time there 10 WHITE families had their houses robbed along my street......10!!!!!!......i'm not saying that Highjackings/robberies etc. don't happen to black sth africans but we are definitley targeted!!!......and you know what GOD BLESS DIE OU SUID AFRIKA!!!!!!..........oh n get well soon youth manager! this wouldn't have happened if you wer black/Coloured! AHHHHHHHHHH I'M SO ANGRY!!!!!

  • Shotgun - 2010-03-09 22:02

    F%$# sakes - wonder when that Julius Malema character is going to get hi jacked and shot. Wishing you a speedy recovery Niels !

  • Marius - 2010-03-09 23:10

    Why is anybody upset? You all voted for this? When the old toppies warned prior '94 everybody turned there heads and made jokes about the right wingers? 1.4 mil white educated people have left this country, not because they wanted to, but because there is no future for them here. But in sted of doing somthing about these problems the people rather drink beer, watch sport and entertain themselves. The clever Afrikaners live in Orania, and build a new future, where people do not even have burglar bars etc. But it comes with some effort, so maybe one should think about it?

  • bulawayo-based-bok - 2010-03-10 00:31

    @marius.......u have a fair point and if i could speak afrikaans i would live in Orania, THERE IS NO FUTURE FOR THE WHITE SOUTH AFRICAN, WE MIGHT AS WELL JOIN THE WHITE RHINO ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST!!!!........sorry i am just feeling really negative, seriously tho we are all Screwed!

  • REALITY - 2010-03-10 07:42

    Guys...Whats the fuss about???....look at the positive side , he is still alive. It happened to me as well....he should wipe his tears away and move on with life. Idiots that talk about whites being attacked....this could of happened to any race...

  • Mundo - 2010-03-10 08:17

    @dokodweniplaza.. You are such an idiot u moron.. Crime affects us all Black or White you clueless punk.. We as blacks who live in the surburbs gets targeted more than you whitey's cause we managed to make something for ourselves and by doing that you have earned yourself some haters in the neighbourhood..Do some research before you shoot off your smelly mouth.. @Glock.. What does ANC have to do with the shooting of this dude???Geez ya all relish the oportunity to take jabs at the ANC at any given moment. Get a life moron.. Why dont u blame apartheid for being the cause of the situation of this?? U blaming the symptoms instead of the root cause..Nxa

  • Bean - 2010-03-11 12:23

    @reality: to quote you "....he should wipe his tears away and move on with life." I know Niels Momberg personally, and through all of this the only tear he shed was after he thought his kids might have to continue their lives without a father. I guess the thought of your life possibly ending would bring tears to the eyes of the majority of people, especially those with kids or that feel they have something to live for. Yes, crime is bad, and yes it affects us all in some way, whether directly or indirectly. There in no one that can be blamed for what happened! There is no evidence or proof that this was a hate crime, a racial crime or even a politically motivated crime, so to everyone who wants to carry on about that…get the proof/evidence and then you will have a leg to stand on and be able to state your opinion and have a backup, until then we should just be thankful that those that have been a victim of crime and survived are still with us. Go Niels, Keep strong, Live strong xox B

  • proudly white man - 2010-03-13 10:08

    All you people who feels negative, stop complaining and pack your bags out of this lovely country of our. People like you choose to be naïve. Crime affects us all and has no colour. There only thing that will make you not to see that is colour just because you think you holy. Most of you don’t even realise that you were able perhaps to go to university leave lavish life because your parents stole from somebody else through white collar crime ups jeh. Even in America crime is there it’s all over. Remember racism is worse than crime. We white people we created all this shit, we just have to accept that we are all humans; we must stop the hatred in us. Not every wrong doing is ANC remember our four fathers are there ones who created all this rubbish they also jailed Nelson Mandela who we all love and respect for what he has done. He did not only free Blacks but us as well. I’m white man married to a black woman with two lovely children. I’m happy that I married her I have learned to be a real human.

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