- A harrowing clip of a man getting robbed in broad daylight has been circulating on the internet
- In the clip, a group of men is seen having lunch at a Joburg North restaurant before armed robbers approach them and demand one of the gentlemen's pricey Rolex watch
- Twitter users shared their thoughts on the terrible act of crime
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Daniel Maven recently took to Twitter to share a video of a group of elderly men getting attacked by gun-wielding thugs. In the harrowing video clip, the gentleman can be seen enjoying lunch at a Sunninghill restaurant north of Johannesburg.
Shortly into the clip, two armed men jump over the restaurants railing before demanding one of the men take off his expensive Rolex watch. They then quickly jump over the railing before taking off with the pricey timepiece.
Shocked Twitter users hurried to the comment section to share their thoughts on the crime. Many of them blamed the government for not taking action against thugs. Some of them shared relief that none of the elderly gentlemen were hurt by the gunmen.
Read some of their comments below.
"Until we fight the government this will continue to happen."
"If criminals could start targeting politicians and attornies, maybe they will begin to understanding what we are dealing with daily."
"What if that guy shot someone by mistake. These thugs though."
"We will carry guns all the time for protection. Hayi bo."
"This country is a crime scene. This is disheartening."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that hijackings in South Africa are not uncommon occurrences and several videos make their way online showing these crimes in action. However, not every hijacking attempt is successful and sometimes it is the thugs who are caught off-guard.
One recent incident, which took place at an intersection in Pinetown, Durban, was caught on video, showing a motorist fighting back. The particular spot on Josiah Gumede Street has been dubbed a crime hotspot and motorists are especially vigilant when stopping at the intersection.
A video which was shared on the eThekwini Secure Facebook page shows three men approaching a white Ford bakkie. The men surrounded the vehicle and attempted to enter it during an alleged hijacking. However, little did they know the driver was armed. The unidentified motorist opened fire on the thugs, dropping one and leaving the other two to flee the scene.
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