- A video of local cops helping looters flee a vandalised business is making the rounds on social media
- It seems the cops may have only been trying to disperse the crowd but many social media users are questioning law enforcements true intentions
- Mzansi headed to the comments section to share their thoughts on the video
As the looting of local businesses becomes increasingly more prevalent across the country, it's natural for South Africans to want a little reassurance from our police force. However, one video of what seems to be a police officer helping looters escape a local shop after vandalising it definitely has Mzansi troubled.
Heading online, @_Tshwarelo04 shared the clip.
"SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE helping criminals escape from the police, this country is a joke," he captioned the incriminating video.
In the video, looters climb out the broken window of what appears to be a clothing shop while members of the police force direct them out.
The clip fuelled a wave of reactions online.
"But how many can they arrest? Be realistic..."
"They know something we don’t know."
"Where is Bheki Cele?"
"Apparently, Matamela is sayings these are old videos."
"After all, they will sleep in the same neighbourhood so they are just being their brothers' keeper."
"He's smart enough not to engage in a fight he can't win!"
"Awua, these are kids hle! He probably felt sorry for them."
Pietermaritzburg's Brookside Mall set alight, allegedly by Zuma supporters
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal is one of many areas facing violent protests. On Monday, 12 July, it was reported that the Brookside Mall was set alight; allegedly by supporters of former president Jacob Zuma.
The supporters have reportedly been looting and eyewitnesses stated that they saw people running away from the building with various items. Videos have also been shared on social media of protesters with stolen goods on the back of vans or in trolleys.
The looting is despite the fact that massive clouds of black smoke can be seen rising from the mall in the CBD.
Videos on social media show looters running away from the mall with goods
"I’m thinking that jobs will be lost now and for what? This is the work of demons."
"My heart sinks for the jobs lost."
"The sad part is families/breadwinners of the same people who are looting are the ones who work in these places. And tomorrow when the whole family is unemployed it's another problem. We are never gonna solve anything with this kind of mentality..."
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