- One man was filmed thinking on his feet when he spotted a thug trying to escape
- He decided to take the criminal down and with one swift kick did exactly that
- A video of the incident was shared online and has since gone viral
South Africans are fed up with crime and when a civilian spotted an alleged criminal on the run, he decided to stop him.
On Thursday, South Africa Live shared a video showing a man stopping a thug from escaping an undisclosed crime.
The post was captioned:
"Civilian takes out criminal on the run. Give him a free gym membership for this."
The footage appeared to have been captured by CCTV cameras at the MFitness Bethal Gym. In the video, a man, who is on his way to the gym, spots unrest nearby.
He is seen standing calmly before a thug attempts to run past him. The man then acts and kicked the criminal's legs out from underneath him.
The man chasing the thug then catches up but the criminal is not done yet. He stands up and tries to run away when the same man takes him down again.
The clip generated more than 72 000 views in less than a day and South Africans applauded his swift actions.
Murundwa Wa Murundumadzi commented:
"A great striker indeed... One kick a goal... Second kick another goal."
Melvin Melvin Blaai Blaai wrote:
"The way he changed his direction to get ready for the perfect kick, within a minute another perfect kick then job done."
Jaco Lamprecht added:
"Wow, perfectly timed twice in a row, awesome."
Teboho Tebza said:
"He must play for Bafana Bafana, he kicks better."
Take a look at the video below:
It's not the first time in Mzansi that South Africans decided to help stop crime. Briefly.co.za previously reported a video was posted on social media which showed a couple of men apprehending an armed thug after he allegedly attempted to rob a Chinese tourist.
The footage showed the men mobilising the alleged assailant in a citizen's arrest. One of the men then explains to the person filming that he tried to rob a tourist.
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