Bafana Bafana rising star Ayanda Patosi recently survived a carjacking in Gugulethu, Cape Town. Luckily, nobody was injured in the event.
The Khayelitsha-born striker has been home from Europe since being capped for Bafana in the Australasia tour. For the most part, he was received well, visiting local schools and enjoying his hometown.
But is this the kind of message South Africa really wants to send to the rest of the world? Our most prized superstars come home and have their cars stolen?
Come on, South Africa! We can all do better than this!