- An enraged man drove his car into a busy Joburg cafè after being denied access by local security
- It's reported the man's girlfriend refused to see him, which likely triggered his violent reaction
- The offender has since been arrested but the incident still has Mzansi shook at the state of GBV in the country
Mzansi's scourge of gender-based violence once again proves itself to be no laughing matter. Residents of Johannesburg were left in utter disbelief when an unidentified man driving a black SUV repeatedly drove his vehicle into a Rosebank cafè.
The incident took place in the early hours of the evening and it's reported the gentleman was trying to gain access to his ex-girlfriend, who refused to see him.
After being denied access to the restaurant by local security, the enraged man can be seen ploughing his vehicle through the busy cafè to the sheer horror of onlookers. The man does this several times before crashing and eventually being apprehended by security.
The video which has since been watched more than 18k times on Twitter has many social media users enraged and others questioning the state of gender-based violence in Mzansi. Read some of their comments below:
"I hope the law won’t be lenient on this guy. His actions are revolting. Hope no one was injured or killed."
"Oh my goodness!"
"This man was willing to endanger the lives of everyone in this place because he was rejected by his ex. Can you imagine how dangerous he could be when he's alone with a woman? Yuck."
"Why did that patrol car not block him? Why are there 4 security guards not stopping or attempting to stop the vehicle? This could have been avoided."
"I'm glad she walked out of that relationship alive. That kind of rage means 'If I can't have you, no one can.' "
"This man is DANGEROUS!!. Thank goodness he’s been arrested. I hope everyone made it out of there safe and sound."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported South African social media users are still in shock following a video that has surfaced where a police vehicle is seen burning down to ashes.
In an unspecified location, the video of a police ,'Nyala', a riot vehicle, is seen burning in what looks like a violent protest. The video was shared by @LoKreLLiN who decided to be short and precise in his caption, asking how can such an act be allowed.
According to the account holder, the Nyala had a technical fault due to battery failure.
“The Nyala got stuck due to battery fault. The students kept coming, they ran out of equipment. Two police members were inside the Nyala, which was stuck. Students used a petrol bomb to burn the Nyala and the police members used live ammunition trying to defend themselves from the attackers.”
Social media was abuzz with comments with some lambasting the acts of those who are disgruntled but prefer to burn down state-owned vehicles or property.
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