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Tourism Minister involved in botched hijacking

Police confirmed the incident occurred earlier this week.

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. Picture: Rama/Wikimedia Commons.

JOHANNESBURG - Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has been involved in a botched hijacking near his home in Kensington.

Police confirmed the incident happened on Monday night.

It's understood shots were fired and the gunmen fled the scene.

Nobody was injured.

The police's Noxolo Kweza said, "The incident happened this week and we have confiscated a 9mm pistol after it was dropped by the suspect at the scene."