- Pretoria's Councillor Elmarie Linde shared a photo of a safe that was found on the road
- The police took the safe to the police station
- Social media speculated about what could be inside
A battered looking old safe was mysteriously abandoned in Pretoria, near the intersection of Madiba Street and Nelson Mandela Drive, leaving curious South Africans questioning what its contents may be.
Counciller Elmarie Linde reported it to the police who took it to the station. Although the Pretoria Central station confirmed the safe was in their custody, spokesman Constable Mandlakayise Zwane added that they have not yet opened the safe, Briefly.co.za found.
This just gave social media users some more time to speculate about what the contents may be.
Twitter user, @MoLesetja said that Linde should have opened the safe before calling the police, while many Facebook users, commenting on a photo of the safe that she shared, offered to open it for her, even suggesting names of locksmiths in the area.
Someone also reported to have seen the safe earlier in Sunnsyside in the carts of some of the young waste pickers in the area.
South Africans let their imaginations run away with them and had high hopes for what the safe may contain, even suggesting that it may contain Krugerrands or “Gupta millions”
More practically, another user noted that if anyone were to open her safe, all they’d find is documents, while someone else pointed out that someone, most likely the waste pickers, left it behind because it was too heavy to carry.
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