Thug caught on video stealing manhole cover, South Africans are fed up

Thug caught on video stealing manhole cover, South Africans are fed up

South Africans called for the arrest of scrapyard owners after another video was posted on social media which showed a thug stealing a manhole cover.

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Earlier on Thursday, a video was shared on social media which showed a brazen thief stealing a manhole cover in broad daylight.

The video, which was shared on Intelligence Bureau SA's Facebook page, gathered more than 31 000 views in just 10 hours.

According to the post, manholes are stolen for scrap metal and this particular incident took place at Lily Avenue in Roosevelt Park, Randburg.

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Briefly.co.za gathered South Africans tried to give alternatives for the metal used to manufacture manholes while others said the solution to the problem is to arrest the scrapyard owners who buy them.

Cobie du Toit commented: "Use wood. It's making driving very dangerous."
Wayne Davis added: "Why not raid the scrap dealers and close the ones down that are found to be buying them and not reporting them. All manhole covers are stamped."
Sharon Connell Keune said: "Make them out of concrete and not metal!"
Gary Van Renen wrote: "I wondered why there were so many man hole covers missing - A bit life threatening to a motor cyclist."
Mark Hinrichsen commented: "It is one thing stealing them but I feel whichever Scrapyard owner who buys them should get 10 - 15 years behind bars with no option of parole. This will stop the demand in its tracks. The dealer is just as guilty as the stealer."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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