- 58-year-old Lood de Jager was robbed at gunpoint after he returned home from the bank
- It is believed the suspects followed him home after De Jager withdrew his monthly salary
- A video of the incident shows De Jager's brave Doberman dog attempting to protect him
A video has surfaced online that is causing concern among South Africans. In the clip, a man returns home and is ambushed by several armed thugs.
According to reports, the man visited a bank before going home to withdrew his salary. It appears the suspects then followed 58-year-old Lood de Jager home, where they then robbed him.
However, in the footage, his Doberman dog, Nicky, tried to save her owner by attacking the armed robber. Sadly, Nicky got shot in the process but she managed to survive.
Brakpan Herald reported after Nicky bravely attacked the thug, they picked up the money De Jager had dropped as well as his cellphone before fleeing the scene.
Yusuf Abramjee posted the video on his Twitter and captioned the post:
"Bank following: Bester St Minnebron Brakpan. Cash stolen. 3 criminals. Dog shot. BOLO: White Golf 7."
Take a look at the video below:
The video quickly gathered over 52 300 views and South Africans reacted to the harrowing footage.
Twitter user, @absolute_Bob, commented:
"How do you do something like this to an old person and expect to be blessed in your lifetime?"
Another tweep, @FaizelPatel143, wrote:
"This is becoming such a frequent occurrence. It leav a a question on a person's mind, when am I next? God forbid."
Social media user, @Theopha61825711, added:
"Unacceptable. God is watching. All evil people are going to pay for their evil deeds."
Tweep, @ThatoTheLady, said:
"I'm really happy they are alive. SA is an active crime scene."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported earlier the health of Senzo Meyiwa’s mother, Ntombifuthi, has deteriorated as a result of the lack of arrest of his son’s killers. Senzo Meyiwa’s brother, Siya, accuses the law enforcement authorities of being ‘useless’ and ‘toothless’.
Meanwhile, Senzo's older brother Sifiso has also weighed in on the allegations and shared his frustrations over the dead-ends.
Siya described the latest development as another ‘diversion’ in Meyiwa’s case. He said this was another clear indication to them as the family that the end was not in sight in his brother’s murder case.
“I can tell you now that this is another diversion from the real killers of my brother. And as the family, no one has come to us with these revelations and these people called hitmen are faceless,” said an enraged Miya.
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