- A frightening video of a smash and grab in Johannesburg has lit up the streets of social media
- A short clip of the terrifying incident was shared on Twitter by social cohesion activist Yusuf Abramjee
- Social media users reacted to the scary video, with some sharing their experiences at the hands of criminals
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An apparent war of lawlessness has gripped the central business district of Johannesburg as lowly criminals continue their attacks on unsuspecting motorists.
Many videos of the brazen acts have been filmed, capturing alleged assailants in the act mid-traffic.
A recent clip showing a motorist's window being smashed as they came to a slow stop behind another vehicle on a busy street is doing the rounds on social media.
The 16-second clip of the shocking moment was captured on a camera belonging to the City of Johannesburg and shared on Twitter by anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee.
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The caption read:
"Corner Market and Mooi streets JHB CBD. These gangs are attacking motorists almost every day."
While many parts of the city are known hotspots for thugs looking to make a quick buck, the intersection in question has become infamous for criminal activity, including smash and grab and robbery.
The video clip garnered nearly 25 000 views since it was posted a day ago and attracted over 100 comments as social media users reacted to the visuals.
Citizens react and relay experiences
Briefly News jumps in and brings readers all the spine-chilling reactions to the material.
"The only time Johannesburg CBD was safe & clean is during the World Cup preparations(2009-2010). After that, it went back to be normality (hell)."
"This is their daily work. They use different strategies. Never seen this kind of crime in South Africa, they are disrespectful to us. We should boycott these elections and demand that G deport all illegal foreigners and demolish Lindelani."
"I was a victim myself, but the police do nothing about it, luckily I shot and I catch one, he was 2 weeks in the hospital and went to court, they are working with Zimbabweans, no one cares, and the police is aware of this corners."
"Criminals are given a free role to terrorize the community, why don't we see at sting operation. Where is the undercover police."
Video shows locals stealing victims' stuff after car crash, SA unimpressed
In related news, Briefly News published a story about a video clip of a messy car accident that had South Africans traumatised.
The fact that witnesses of the incident appear to be robbing the car crash victims certainly makes the clip more difficult to stomach.
Heading online, @crimeairnetwork shared the shocking footage. According to their reports, the incident happened near Johannesburg CBD.
A VW Polo collides with another vehicle at an intersection before skidding and turning over.
The other motorist involved in the accident drives off while the passengers of the VW Polo are bombarded by a crowd of people.
While some appear to be helping the crash victims, others are clearly running off with their valuables.