- A clip of a man being hijacked by two armed men in Honeydew, Johannesburg has been shared online
- In the clip, the driver of the Mustang pulls up into a driveway when the thugs pull up behind him, jump out and demand he exit the vehicle
- South Africans have shared various reactions to the clip while lamenting the crime rate in the country
A clip of a South African man getting hijacked has been shared online. In the clip, which was uploaded by Twitter user @YusufAmbramjee, the driver of an expensive Mustang pulls up into a Honeydew driveway.
Not long thereafter a white vehicle carrying an unknown number of people pulls up behind him and two gun-wielding men jump out. The men then proceed to walk up to the window and demand the driver get out. The hijackers make off with the car while the owner hides nearby.
"Hijacking: Honeydew JHB," Abramjee captioned the clip on Twitter.
Meanwhile, South Africans have shared various reactions to the clip, many of them contemplating what they would do if they found themselves in the same or a similar situation. Read a few of their comments below:
"But in all honesty, this guy in the Mustang was negligent. He had time and gap to just manoeuvre his car between the wall and the pole and get away. We are told to be alert and check surroundings all the time. He could have seen this car turning into his driveway."
"The way watching this video is making me hardegat. I’m sure they’ll have to shoot me before taking my car."
"If you find yourself in a situation similar, surrender and give them what they want. Life insurance won’t pay for your life back or a new life, unlike car insurance. Everyone’s life is far more important than materials."
In other Briefly.co.za South African crime news, the police have launched a manhunt after six men were gunned down in Khayelitsha. The attack took place on Saturday night when seven men were attacked in a shack in the informal settlement.
Five of the victims died at the scene and the sixth died of his wounds in hospital. The victims were aged between 29 and 36. Police have asked anyone with information relating to the incident to contact them on 08600 10111 or use the MySAPS App. All reports from the public will remain in strict confidence.
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