- A video has stunned social media users as it shows an armed man attempting a hijacking
- Social media users were disgusted by the brazen nature of the crime and demanded that the government tackle crime
- Others pointed finger at the security guards at the boom gates who fled after seeing the armed man
A video has shocked social media users as it shows an armed man attempting a hijacking at the entrance to a complex.
Intelligence Bureau SA shared the video via Facebook on Friday and it went viral in quick time.
Briefly.co.za noted that more than 400 comments have already been made in response to the controversial footage.
What irked viewers was the brazen nature of the crime as an armed man approaches the victim in broad daylight with witnesses around.
The target car is an expensive luxury vehicle and the driver was caught off-guard while having a word with the security guards at the complex.
The thug then rushes in with his firearm and threatens the driver.
In a panic, the driver puts his foot down the accelerator and drives away, but the hijacker fires shots at him.
The footage caused outrage and many social media users slammed the government for not taking a stronger approach to crime fighting.
Others criticised the security guards for fleeing the scene when they saw the armed man. Numerous people came to their defence as well though.
Ofentse Mwase said, “He prolly doesn't have insurance. Your life is not worth a car.”
Mashiane Vu-c asked, “When is our government going to do something about this? People working so hard to buy themselves nice things and enjoy life and this must happen.”
John Joro commented, “Ahmed Chothia, the government must bring back the death penalty for such idiots...and when convicted the individual should be hang the same day...when that goes on for six months. No more crime.”
Creswell Thalib Johaar asked, “Bring the guards in for questioning, how many incidents there prior to this one? How frequent is the visits from victim?”
Darren Bouwer responded, “Government will do nothing, crime and poverty fit their agenda. We need to take things into our own hands!”
Mark Whitehead said, “Something doesn’t gel with the length of time these guards took to check him in.”
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