- A Pretoria daycare centre was held up by a gun-wielding man yesterday
- A video depicting the robbery was posted to Twitter and has gained over 38 000 views
- South Africans are outraged at this heinous crime and are demanding justice be served
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A daycare centre in Pretoria has been held up in broad daylight. Twitter user @Abramjee posted a video last night of Kiepieland Daycare House based in Pierre van Ryneveld. In the video, a man can be seen holding what seems to be a gun in front of a lady. The lady looks to be taking off her rings to hand hem to him when a child runs up to her.
The child proceeds to hold onto her leg before the gun-wielding man kicks the woman. The man is dressed in a blue button-up shirt, black pants and a red and white cap. He and another assailant arrived in a dark blue BMW.
The 51-second video of security footage has been over 38 000 times and has over 800 retweets.
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The original post has almost 400 comments filled with outraged South African Twitter users. Most of the comments are regarding the government but here's what some Tweeps had to say:
"Doing this to a woman and a child, arrest this animal before they continue terrorising innocent lives."
"The trauma caused to that child nkosiyam... the child will never forget the scene."
In other news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a man who went viral after South Africans offered to help him get a job. Ayanda Mbatha is a mechanical engineering technician who was retrenched in May due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Instead of losing hope, Mbatha, 26, decided to take his battle to the streets.
He printed out CVs and made a sign that summed up his qualifications. Mbatha made his way to the Katherine and West Street traffic lights to ask South Africans for help. However, he was chased away by security guards.
The engineer then went to the Hyde Park Corner traffic light intersection and was overwhelmed with support. He stood at the traffic light for three weeks from 8am till 5pm every day and many people took his CV.
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