- Civilians took matters into their own hands when they performed a citizens arrest after a failed hi-jacking attempt
- Two armed civilians apprehended an alleged hi-jacker until security guards arrived to restrain him
- The person who posted the video stated that the SAPS were on the scene
Today a group of civilians stepped up and took matters into their own hands when a man allegedly tried to hijack a car.
A video uploaded to Twitter shows two armed civilians apprehending a man on the side of the road in Durban North.
The two civilians are armed and had their guns trained on the suspect. The closest civilian kicked the man to the ground as the security officers approached to restrain him.
As the security officers turn their backs to fetch something from their car, the suspect tried to stand up and was immediately brought back to the ground by one of the civilians.
The caption for the video stated that it was a hijacking gone wrong.
"Hijacking that went wrong."
"Suspect arrested by members of the public when he tried to hijack a vehicle on North Coast Rd between Moreland and Rinaldo, Durban North. Saps on the scene."
Social media users were quick to praise the two civilians:
"Good job, we are the ones who can stop crime if we can unite. It's stupid to disregard this. We know that these robbers can even kill to force you out of the car. I applaud this one, excellent work."
"Hijacking that went right!"
"Good people starting to stand up..... Well done."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the drama outside of a high school in Brackenfell, Western Cape, continues with the Economic Freedom Fighters gathering to protest against the school, claiming that a 'racist event' had been organised.
The Red Beret members had clashed with frustrated parents over the allegations with a large number of police officials watching the scene.
While Matric students attempted to write their final exams inside the school, the situation outside boiled over while the two sides faced off.
The South African reported that a 39-year-old male was arrested outside of the school during the unrest. The man was accused of firing a replica firearm just metres away from the school.
In other news, Briefly.co.za had an exclusive interview with the beleaguered ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.
"Bring it on."
This is how Magashule reacted to the warrant of his arrest in connection to the R255-million asbestos contract in the Free State. Magashule is expected to appear in court on Friday.
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