Gift of the Givers founder recalls hijacking

Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman says he has been through worse things besides the recent robbery

Gift of the Givers Founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman. Picture: Facebook

PIETERMARITZBURG - Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman described how he and his wife were held up during a hijacking near their Pietermaritzburg home on Thursday evening.

He said one the suspects pressed a gun against his head.

Sooliman said the suspect demanded money and appeared very agitated.

Throughout the ordeal, he was able to remain calm and gave the suspects everything they wanted.

"To be honest, I have been through this kind of thing before. I've been in war and disaster zones and held up by soldiers. Guns have been held to my head and bombs dropped in front of me. Everything is about faith."

Sooliman is well known for his local and international charity work through organisation Gift of the Givers.

The suspects fled with cash and a BMW.

The couple survived the ordeal unscathed.