- A controversial video revealed how a woman was caught on camera steeling a large tin of baby formula
- The store's surveillance footage showed how the lady used her skirt to hide the large container
- The video had a polarising effect, as some criticised the theft, but others empathised with her situation
A controversial video went viral on Thursday and had a polarising effect on Mzansi.
Surveillance cameras at a grocery store revealed how a woman casually took a large tin of baby formula off a shelf and nabbed it without anyone noticing.
South Africans were stunned to see how quickly she made the large tin disappear by hiding it under her skirt.
The video was shared via Twitter account Videos O'clock (@VideosOclock) on Thursday and has already been viewed more than 50 000 times.
The video can be viewed below.
Briefly.co.za noted the polarising effect it had. While some empathised with her plight, others felt that she's an experienced criminal based on her execution.
Mngadi (@MalusiFootball) said,
"I don't blame her, the child at home is hungry."
"Not just quick but very quiiiick."
That Photography Couple (@ashman_and_co) said,
"This always breaks my heart .. cause I've been hungry to a point of wanting to steal disimba(chips) .. whenever I see videos like this, I want to so desperately help."
Otto B. Mxunyelwa (@Otto_Bayanda) shared a different perspective,
"Bafethu these shoplifters bama baby food don't do this to feed kids...they sell these baby milk ekasi so they can buy booze. Bakhona ekasi lami labantu & there was a doccie abt them on 3rd degree some years back. Check the execution this is an experienced thief...not a mom."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that South Africans couldn't hide their disgust after witnessing a video which revealed a case of petty crime.
The footage showed how an elderly woman stole from another shopper and the moment was caught on CCTV.
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