Mugging caught on video: Man nearly stabbed for a wad of cash

Mugging caught on video: Man nearly stabbed for a wad of cash

South Africans were stunned by a video of thugs robbing a man with a knife, making off with a small amount of money.

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A video has surfaced on social media which showed a couple of armed thugs robbing a man. The clip was shared on Twitter by a tweep, who was only identified by his handle @mynameisjerm.

"Just another day in South Africa," the video was captioned. could not determine when or where the video was filmed but a partial time date on the CCTV footage showed it happened in this year.

The video showed two thugs confronting a younger man with what appears to be a large knife. The victim then hands them a wad of cash before they casually walk away.

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The video sparked quite the reaction and social media users were left both enraged and heartbroken over the footage.

Twitter user,‏ @mezzmary, commented: "Why does one need a gun licence and yet knives, pangas, machetes and axes are being used in horrific crime. There is zero excuse. The punishment given for these crimes is so minimal its worth taking a chance and doing the crime. Punishment is pathetic in SA."
Another tweep, @FLWhitehorn, added: "People, we need to learn to defend ourselves and others. This is not acceptable."

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