- A gang of armed men dressed in PPE gear robbed a pension pay point
- The incident took place in Pietermarizburg on Wednesday morning
- South Africans were shocked and outraged over the robbery and expressed their views online
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A group of armed men, who were dressed in PPE gear, robbed a pension pay point at the Checkers supermarket at the Scottsville Mall on Wednesday morning, IOL reported.
The thugs reportedly made off with more than R200 000 and managed to get access to the pay point by pretending to be Covid-19 screeners.
Pensioners lined up outside the pay point to collect their money at the time of the robbery. The entire incident went off without a single gun shot or injury reported.
Taking to social media, South Africans reacted to the news of the robbery.
Joseph_Managa, Criminologist, a criminologist, commented:
"This is unfortunate, I thought security at @OfficialSASSA pay points are always tight, I think moving forward @CheckersSA manager should welcome government officials at the entrance."
Another tweep, @tariwemadimples, added:
"I remember how I was almost robbed at knifepoint in PMB. Kwazulu-Natal province kunobiwa."
Twitter user, @ms_tourist, wrote:
"Stolen PPE that was meant for schools..."
Social media user, @korkied, said:
"This corona is showing us flames."
Twitter user, @birdiesonlypls, commented:
"It was only a matter of time before this happened. Well played."
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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported South Africans were left disappointed as SASSA has only paid 116 867 Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant applicants so far.
President Cyril Ramaphosa had promised that South Africans would be paid by 15 May but millions still remain without the promised R350 monthly allowance.
South Africans have taken to social media to voice their frustrations over the slow payment process.
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