- A video showing an apparently disabled man has surfaced on social media
- The identity and location of the man is not made clear in the video
- Towards the end of the video the man can be seen walking normally and laughing as he collects money
The world is filled with con-artists and people who will go to almost any extreme to make money by playing on the feelings of well-meaning people.
South Africans have become accustomed to beggars at stop streets and traffic lights, some have colourful posters, some have children with them and others are disabled.
A video showing an apparently disabled man has surfaced on social media, the identity and location of the man are not made clear in the video, but after watching this most people will probably think twice about helping beggars.
Briefly.co.za found that in the video the man looks to be severely disabled and struggles to cross a busy street. He can be seen stumbling and struggling on crutches.
Unfortunately, this is not a new or unfamiliar sight to most people living in big cities and drivers often give their change to these unfortunate beggars.
What happens towards the end of the video can only be described as despicable. Someone on the video can be heard telling the apparently disabled man that its ok he can walk normally now.
The previously stumbling and unsteady man rises to his feet and walks without a limp or a problem to the next car. He collects, what looks to be a R10 note from the driver and can be seen laughing and smiling as he walks away without the need for his crutches.
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