- A video was shared on social media which showed a G4S security guard shooting a man in the foot at a mall in Alberton
- The two were allegedly arguing after the guard bumped into the shopper outside of the mall
- Although South Africans found the footage shocking, they were more concerned about the lady who was at a nearby ATM
On 7 March, a fight between a shopper and a security guard got out of hand and the man ended up getting shot.
According to the Alberton Record, the guard bumped into the shopper as he exited the mall and the two men had a heated argument. However, the shopper then went into the mall where he stood in line to use the ATM when the guard returned.
Briefly.co.za gathered the guard pulled out his gun and it appeared as if he shot at the man's feet. The guard was allegedly charged with discharging a firearm in a public place and he appeared in court the following day where he was released on bail.
However, according to SAPS spokesperson Capt Manara Ramotshela, after viewing the CCTV footage, an additional charge was added against the guard. He would now be charged with discharging a firearm within a municipal area and attempted murder.
While the actions of the security guard were shocking, South Africans only focused on the petrified lady at the ATM.
Sakhele Ntaba commented: "Forget the main starrings [sic] in the video, I'd love to interview the ATM mama. She made my day."
Andrew Jabulani wrote: "I hope the lady didn't forget her ATM card in the machine."
A couple of social media users mistakenly thought the lady took a dustbin with her as she fled.
Gobakwe Kgosinaga commented: "Forget the security guard and the blue t-shirt guy... The lady and the dustbin stole the show."
Qhamisa Mpayipheli said: "That woman even took the dustbin out of fear and confusion."
Luckily, social media user, Freedom Mpondo Duda Qhamisa Mpayipheli, saw the object she fled with was not a dustbin, but a suitcase.
"That is a suitcase not a dustbin... lol," he commented.
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