Twitter enraged as video shows locals looting delivery truck in Mitchell's Plain

Twitter enraged as video shows locals looting delivery truck in Mitchell's Plain

A video has gone viral on social media which showed locals in Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, looting a delivery truck.

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On Thursday, a video was posted on Twitter by social media user @SALTruckers. The footage shows people cutting open the truck's cover to get to the goods as it pulled up to the loading bay.

"This is not looting but stealing, thieves in Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town stealing stock from a truck that's about to enter the receiving bay. Before people could comment, the bystanders could do absolutely nothing as they could get stabbed or shot!" the post was captioned.

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South Africans were left enraged by the footage and they took to the social media platfrom to share their frustration, Briefly.co.za gathered.

Social media user @sporadically101 pointed out aside from the cost of the stolen goods, the damage to the truck's canvas is already expensive.

"The damage on the Canvas alone is a pretty penny," @sporadically101 commented.

Isaac Molwela, who goes by the Twitter handle @isaac_molwela, added people were going to blame the crime on poverty again.

Ntate Shapo, @thee_Shapman, wrote: "What a shame!Speechless just shocking."

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Sadly, it the footage tells the tale of a common occurrence in South Africa. Briefly.co.za reported earlier this month about a truck that was looted as it stopped at a red robot.

The driver of the truck conveying a heap of yogurt halted at a set of robots at the intersection of Grobler and Market Streets in Polokwane, Limpopo, when locals decided to help themselves.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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