Man mugged in broad daylight while people watch, video sparks outrage

Man mugged in broad daylight while people watch, video sparks outrage

- An unsuspecting man became the latest victim of crime in South Africa

- While walking at Small Street in Johannesburg, he was jumped by a ground of thugs who mugged him in broad daylight

- A video of the incident went viral and social media users could not help but notice that not one person attempted to help the victim

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A video has caused outrage and concern on social media this week. The clip, which was shared by social media user Sizwe Mabaso (@KingMntungwa), shows a man getting mugged in Johannesburg in broad daylight.

The group of thugs managed to pin the victim to the ground as they ransacked him for his belongings. The brazen attack took place at Johannesburg Small Street, according to Mabaso. He captioned the post:

"Welcome to JHB Small Street."

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Man mugged in broad daylight while people watch, video sparks outrage
A man fell victim to a group of muggers recently and a video of the incident caused anger and concern online. Photo: @KingMntungwa / Twitter.
Source: Twitter

Take a look at the video below:

The clip went viral, gathering over 49 000 views in less than a day, and South Africans were left concerned. Many pointed out that the thugs mugged the man during the day while there were crowds of people who could witness it.

This had social media users angry because not a single person attempted to help the victim. Many just watched or walked away, turning a blind eye to their fellow South African's suffering.

Twitter user, @nhala_2013, commented:

"The sad part is even after the ordeal no one even bothered to help him up."

Nceba S Radebe, @RulzKay1_, added:

"No one's doing anything. Even come afterwards to see if he's alright."

Another tweep, @ZikhonaPK, said:

"I respect this place. I take off my watch, rings, anything that could make me stand out. I stash my money in pockets or in my bra. One place you need to stay woke at, don't even carry your phone, don't talk to no one."

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Meanwhile, in other news, reported the case against two alleged suspects for the death of Brendin Horner, aged 32 and 43, has been postponed until 16 October.

Protestors from all over the country met outside of the Senekal Magistrate's Court on Tuesday morning. The demonstrations descended into chaos with protestors attempting to reach the suspects in the court's holding cells, prompting clashes with police.

The Senekal Magistrate's Court was almost entirely engulfed by countless protesters voicing their anger over farm murders. While the proceedings had begun on a peaceful note, things had become violent after the case was postponed. Vehicles and even horses had been decorated with white crosses had driven in convoys to the court.

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