- The Newcastle Municipality recently took to social media to appeal for information regarding a vacancy box that was stolen from the building
- The post was shared to Twitter by one of the apps' users, Mweli Masilela
- Twitter users shared anxious responses to the news
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Twitter users were left worried after the Newcastle Municipality informed the public that a vacancy box was stolen from its premises recently. The post, which was reshared by Mweli Masilela, received thousands of reactions.
In its statement, the municipality shares that the unknown man made off with the box yesterday morning. After describing the thief, they also appealed to the public to help them locate the vacancy box bandit.
"The Newcastle Municipality is appealing to members of the public to assist in finding the whereabouts of a suspect who stole the municipality vacancy box," they wrote.
They also mention that they are not sure whether or not the man was working alone or had an accomplice. They then warn the public that the man may use the information on their job applications to solicit money from them in return for bogus jobs.
Twitter users shared mixed reactions to the bad news. Some of them criticised the municipality for still making use of vacancy boxes in such a digital era. Others, however, proceeded to make jokes about the situation.
Here are some of their comments.
"Vacancy drop-box in 2020? We are probably still stuck in the first industrial revolution."
"Personal information of applicants, misleading people by soliciting money from them, luring females to interviews only to get taken or raped, etc. It's a long, scary list."
"As I learnt yesterday, they steal these to call the people and pretend to be officials from government for the sole purpose of defrauding poor applicants."
Briefly.co.za previously reported how it is no secret that crime in South Africa is high and everyday unsuspecting citizens fall victim to criminals. However, sometimes the thugs end up taking the most bizarre things.
We'd expect someone to steal a cellphone, TV or even a car. However, one woman woke up to find her gate was missing. Yup, someone legit crept around at night and stole an entire gate. The tweep, who was only identified as @KamoMarven, detailed her shock on the social media platform after she found out the gate leading to her yard had been taken.
She captioned the post:
"Mara guys, we woke up today at home and the gate was gone. They stole our gate?? Bring back our gate."
The post gathered over 12 300 reactions and South Africans could not believe someone would steal a gate.
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