Paul Rotherham details wife's injuries

2012-06-29 10:09
Cape Town – Jacaranda FM DJ Paul Rotherham has detailed his wife's injuries after she was shot twice by hijackers.

Rotherham posted the following on his Facebook page on Thursday: "The bullet entered the top of her hand and exited through her wrist causing some nasty damage along the way, we're hoping it's all repairable."

Rotherham's wife, Zina, managed to drive away after hijackers fired at her near the Gautrain's Marlboro station at 17:20 on Wednesday.

She had just dropped off a friend and was looking for a turnoff when the hijacker fired two shots through her windscreen.

Rotherham has since taken to Twitter to thank everyone who responded so fast to help his wife: "It's a long list but, for now, sincere thanks to @EMER_G_MED @PigSpotter @emer_g_med4 @Netcare911SA @K9_unit_GP for your fast response!"

Zina has also been tweeting from her hospital bed since waking up. She posted the following message on Thursday: "Feeling strong everyone.Thankyou for all the kind words and support! @PaulRotherhamZA and I appreciate you all very much! ?#warrior? ?#princess"


  • stevemoss4 - 2012-06-29 10:22

    how about a thank you for the people at the Engen Garage? - 2012-06-29 10:28

      you're included in the everyone...

      shellerjc.rjc - 2012-06-29 11:40

      he did say it was a long list ????

      Preshen - 2012-06-30 08:43

      In order to stop hijacking government must make bullet expensive If a bullet cost R5 000 it will be too costly for criminals to shot

      hans.himmler.7 - 2012-06-30 08:48

      Preshen that is the dumbest comment yet. People must all arm themselves for this reason. Did you know the safest country is the one where, on average, almost every household has a gun? Sweden. We need that and a government that does not consist of criminals.

      Preshen - 2012-06-30 14:14

      @hans.himmler.7 , if bullets are R5 000 for one a criminal will have to take a loan just to shoot someone and will need 6 months to pay it off

      henk63 - 2012-07-01 10:17

      @Preshen, they already never buy bullets. The just steal it together with the gun. When a gun is empty they just use the next one.

  • Gieljam - 2012-06-29 10:34

    Those culprits inflicting harm on innocent people and other Cowards who have no feeling for their victims should also not expect any mercy. They cant lay claim or be afforded any human rights as they are barbaric inhuman imbeciles and should also be shot on sight.

  • sipke.devries.73 - 2012-06-29 11:14

    Stay away from Marlborough station. The surrounding area is dangerous!!!

      dougpf - 2012-06-29 11:51

      Stay away from South Africa.

  • shellerjc.rjc - 2012-06-29 11:39

    get well Zina - Strongs to you all during this time.

  • mbulelo.somzana - 2012-06-29 12:48

    get well soon.Those bastards will have their day one day.I curse them in the name of Jesus.

      malcolm.dale - 2012-06-29 13:05

      Jesus won't allow you to curse them my friend. Turn the other cheek now. Remember "vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord your God". His/her time will come and the punishment will be the worst you can imagine. Now back to reality, anyone got any info - I'll help detain her/him for a while at a five star establishment! Here the regimen begins with a daily work out of 3000 lashes with a cat-o-nine tails and then we go onto the.....Haven't ever used the next step so don't know what it is. Previous entrants never got beyond 100 lashes!

  • annalien.pretorius - 2012-06-29 20:01

    It is scary to know this - I drive that way every single day on my way to work and back - not much I can do to change that. I am so glad you survived the attack Zina. I hope and pray you will not have permanent damage. Good luck and best wishes to you and Paul.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-07-03 13:17

    I think that if everyone didnt have a gun then it would be better not everyone to have a gun... Most accidental shootings happen because people have guns in there homes... In the UK the police dont even carry guns!!! cos you cant even buy a toy gun cos they banned!

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