- Two disturbing videos showed different angles of a hijacking attempt in Gauteng
- The group of men were heavily armed and attempted the crime in broad daylight
- The footage angered South Africans and sparked some insightful reactions via social media
Hijackings and other criminal acts are becoming so commonplace that South Africans are hardly alarmed to hear about them.
However, two social media posts invoked a strong reaction as they displayed intriguing views of an attempted hijacking in Waterfall Park.
The first video was shared by the Intelligence Bureau SA group via Facebook and attracted over 200 comments.
Yusuf Abramjee then took to Twitter and shared a different video, but of the same incident.
The initial video showed the perspective from the front of the targeted vehicle as it stopped at the boom.
Abramjee's video showed the rear video and the perpetrator's car and their firearms were clearly visible.
The fact that the thugs were heavily armed and attempted the crime in broad daylight angered many South Africans and Briefly.co.za noted some of the interesting responses.
Le-Virgin Le Le Stout said,
"We have no government in SA."
Nene Mandela shared a thought-provoking comment:
"Hijacking and Robbery has got nothing to do with poverty and unemployment rates....These are people who can't go for contentment with what they have.
"They don't want to get things the hard way,they simply want us to wake up,work,do business and for them is just to take all our hard earned assets.
"Let us not justify these acts with high unemployment rate,we were all unemployed,but we believed in struggling, going to class,sleepless nights...for us to live the lives we're living."
Xolanie Mtshali asked some valid questions:
"Where is Bheki Cele? Why are we being terrorised like this? Must we take law into our own hands?"
Ivan Jones shared some insight as to how people are being targeted:
"Bank managers can see all the large amounts of money withdrawals. A corrupt manager then give these guys your address, vehicle details and they wait for you at your gate.
"If you purchase expensive jewellery (especially Rolex watches) with your credit card or bank card, your transaction could be monitored and the same criminals can rob you at gun point."
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