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Independent candidate shot in attempted hijacking

Rickey Nair was shot and wounded during an attempted hijacking in Johannesburg.

Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - An independent candidate for Mayfair in Johannesburg has been shot and wounded in what appears to have been an attempted hijacking.

Rickey Nair says he was cornered by a gunman last night while leaving a local store.

He was ordered out of his car and shot and wounded but managed to escape.

The independent candidate for Ward 58 says he's grateful to be alive and the crime has motivated him.

"I'm motivated to do more and hopefully I'm going to win on Wednesday. I've done most of my campaigning already, we have programmes scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. We have a massive motorcade going to the area."

Several people have been murdered in politically motivated crimes in recent months mainly in KwaZulu-Natal.