- A disturbing video has been shared online showing motorists stranded on the side of the road
- According to Yusuf Abramjee, who posted the video, nails were thrown on the road
- South Africans felt the act was deliberate and condemned those responsible for putting lives at risk
On Friday, Yusuf Abramjee shared a video that caused concern on social media. The clip shows several cars pulled off the side of the road.
According to the caption and person narrating the video, thugs littered the road with nails. The nails caused damage to the motorists' tyres and they were forced to pull over.
The incident reportedly took place between Koster and Lictenburg in the North West province.
Take a look at the video below:
Within only a couple of hours, the video managed to generate over 19 000 views and South Africans were left fuming over the "criminal act".
Twitter user, @Molebo87196971, commented:
"It has been going on for years,my husband and I went through that in 2015 and worse we were on our way to fetch my sick mom from home and immediately after we got a puncture there were four more cars that went through the same, and worse we were all scared of each other."
Another tweep, @_ThabangMo, wrote:
"Might be robbers, you stop to check tyres, they pounce. Money, cellphones, valuables..."
Social media user, @SlickRi77633465, added:
"More and more, South Africa is starting to look like Mad Max! I was waiting for them to jump out the bushes."
Twitter user, @AquariusAri26, said:
"Whoever did this malicious deed should know that what goes around comes around. How do these people get to their destination now? Tyres are expensive and if 2 tyres have been flattened with one spare wheel, that's not on. Hope Karma Serves whoever right for being so nasty..."
Meanwhile, in other news, Briefly.co.za reported President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the nation to unite under the banner of fighting corruption.
Speaking during the funeral of John Nkadimeng and others who fought for the future of SA, Ramaphosa said this fight couldn't have been in vain.
The president condemned those who used state power to enrich themselves, saying that faith in the government needs to be restored:
"We must work together to rid our society of the scourge of cronyism and corruption. It is of the gravest concern that we are confronted with the misdeeds of those abusing the access to political and state power to enrich themselves. Day by day, we learn more about the actions of thieving looting and corruption. Day by day, the trust of our people is eroded."
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