SOUTH AFRiCA: Man Finds His Stolen Car After 22 Years, Decides To Give It Away
Derrick Goosen, a South African man has recently recovered his car which was stolen 22 years ago.
After being reunited with his car that was stolen 22 years ago, Derrick Goosen has undertaken to assist the person who was driving the car when it was recovered.
The previous user had no idea the car had been stolen and was using it to transport elderly people to collect their pensions when the police impounded the vehicle.
Now Goosen wants to raise money for another car - and if that doesn't work, he will give the car back.
The Toyota 1.6 GL was stolen in October 1993 in Pretoria. For 22 years, Goosen never heard anything about it. That was until five weeks ago, when he received a call to say the car had been found.
Through the dedication, hard work and perseverance of Warrant Officer Kwakwa Ntokola from the Seshego Vehicle tracking unit in Limpopo, Goosen’s car was recovered in November 2014 during a roadblock.
After the car was recovered, Goosen received a call asking him to identify it. He received his car with great excitement and planned to register it under his name and keep it.