- A video has circulated at the speed of light via social media as it attracted more than 1 000 comments since Tuesday
- The video shows how 2 women team up and use a baby to shoplift items of clothing
- South Africans were stunned by the rapid rate of the crime
A video was shared via Facebook on Tuesday and has gained traction in record time.
South Africans have taken to the video like a duck to water as it’s already been viewed more than 500 000 times and resulted in more than 1 000 comments.
The controversy surrounds 2 women and a baby in a clothing store.
One of the women seems to be innocently browsing through the clothes but then hastily shoplifts some items.
Briefly.co.za noted that many South Africans were disappointed by the fact that the baby was used for criminal activity.
However, it seemed the rapid speed of the theft was the biggest talking point.
South Africa Live shared the video and included the caption: “Want to see a magic trick? Watch the woman in yellow.”
In response, Ethan Durand said, “Pure South African street magic. No tricks baba.”
Mutsawashe Mawere said, “I actually had to play thrice 2 see what really had happened there.”
Maseruka Ismail commented, “Faster than my 4G WiFi.”
Onyi Anumba added: “May God protect that baby not to suffer from the sins of the parents or ever get influenced and become a criminal to the society. Because when kids learn they become worse.”
Zamo Dlamini said, “You need a PhD in shoplifting plus extensive experience to do that trick. It’s not for amateurs don’t be tempted to try it.”
Although a lot of social media users saw the funny side, not everyone was laughing.
Jan Geyer said: “I don't see the funny side of that that owner of that store may be suffering big losses that they don't see and all this people that think this is funny, would you still think so if it was your store and your losses?? I hate common people.”
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