Just hours after former Bafana Bafana striker, Benni McCarthy touched down in the country, he was reportedly robbed at gunpoint in Melrose North on Tuesday afternoon.
This is according to Kickoff.com, who learnt about the unfortunate news from sources close to the former soccer star.
It’s believed that Benni landed at OR Tambo International Airport around 11am, before heading to Corlett Drive for a haircut, when three armed men stormed into the barbershop.
“Three armed men walked into the barbershop, one stood at the door to hold guard, another kept the in-store customers under control while one walked straight up to Benni, and requested his watch, earrings and his wedding ring,” the source told the website.
The source added that the thieves did not bother any of the other customers, but sped off with Benni’s most valuable items.
Despite being in shock Benni escaped unharmed, and no one else was harmed during the incident.