- A disturbing video was posted on Twitter on Wednesday
- The clip shows two men attacking and robbing a tourist in Cape Town
- South Africans were disgusted by the footage and they gave their two cents' worth in the comment section
On Wednesday, Yusuf Abramjee shared a horrific video on Twitter. The clip shows a man and woman walking when two thugs jump them.
The man tries to resist the robbers and at one point falls to the ground. The woman is seen trying to get her companion away but not before one of the thugs pulls out a knife. According to Abramjee, the victim is a German tourist who was on holiday in Cape Town.
Briefly.co.za learned the tourists left South Africa immediately after the incident. According to the date stamp on the clip, the incident took place on 27 February.
Abramjee captioned his post:
"A German tourist was attacked recently near a hotel in Cape Town. He reportedly left SA immediately after the incident. Video as received."
Take a look at the video below:
Tourism is a major contributor to the South African economy and should people be afraid to visit the country, our already-frail economy could take an even bigger hit.
South Africans were disgusted by the video and were not afraid to give their honest views on the crime situation on the country.
Jimmy Ramokgopa, who goes by the Twitter handle @JimmyRamokgopa, commented:
"Government needs to decide what to do with criminals. Do they continue pampering them, or do they actually start treating them the same way they treat innocent citizens? This is not the EU. Our crimes are not EU level."
This is not the first time a tourist has suffered at the hands of criminals in South Africa. Briefly.co.za previously reported that an elderly UK tourist was robbed moments after arriving in South Africa.
The 69-year-old man was on his way to a hotel from OR Tambo Airport when he was robbed. Footage of the incident surfaced online and it infuriated South Africans.
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