South Africans react to distressing photo of Pretoria hijacking

South Africans react to distressing photo of Pretoria hijacking

Mzansi social media users have had mixed responses to a photo showing a hijacking in Pretoria. In the photo, a white German-manufactured car is seen getting climbed into by an unidentified figure, while a white bakkie waits nearby. It is unclear which vehicle was being hijacked.

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The photo was shared online by Yusuf Abramjee who explained that it occurred in Pretoria West. It was met with differing reactions, from fear to anger to resignation. It is unclear which vehicle was being hijacked. Some assumed that it was the occupants of the bakkie hijacking the Mercedes, while others thought the robbers were raiding a courier van. Twitter user TomiRikods said:

"What must happen though, should we start considering bicycles now?"

John93316633 said:

"This thing of buying fancy cars in the city is just putting yourself up for becoming a target."

chess_lapostle said:

"Ramaphosa is playing golf and he does not care about safety of the citizens. In his SONA he did not even mention new measure to curb the crime. Police minister is also fast becoming useless in the fight of crime. Nx"

Ruthles06194448 said:

"This will keep on happening as long as we have useless BCele, man in a hat as Police Min.T hat man is hopeless. Just an old-age cadre in a top job. We have too few SUI for specific crimes. CIT heists and highjackings need SIUs. This happens in broad daylight. There is no protection."

Japhter12 said:

"Hijackers are driving around. So they will find anywhere. Police visibility will simply shift them to other areas."

koki_kekana said:

"That side is so dangerous shem. Itsi isolated, some kind of an industrial area whuuu."

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GostarSA said:

"Who's hijacking who here? Looks like the Merc is hijacking the van."

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