Speaking as part of an exclusive interview with Get French Football News, South African international and Amiens midfielder Bongani Zungu recounted being the victim of a hijacking whilst he was still playing for Mamelodi Sundowns back in 2014.
“Yeah, well it was another difficult thing. What happened was I was driving… And the funny thing is this happened right in front of my parents’ house, like at the gate. So I was taking my young bro home, and a car came, and two guys came, and they started shooting. And my brother, he ran away… I told my younger brother to open the door and run. He ran, and I had to come out and… It was just a crazy moment.”
“But fortunately I just told them to take the car and leave, so that’s what happened. That’s where I come from, these things happen a lot. But that situation also helped me mentally, because now I’m more careful when I’m driving, you know. You need to be sure, you need to check what’s going on and stuff. So after all that, I picked [myself] up, I said “Okay, the positive thing is that nothing bad really happened, they just took the car.” It taught me how to be careful.”