- An alleged Tshwane kidnapping has been caught on camera and the clip has since been shared to social media
- In the short video, a woman can be heard screaming while a taxi drives away with her inside
- Mzansi was definitely shocked by the clip and took to the comments section to share their reactions
For many South Africans, the threat of real-life violence is an everyday reality. When these crimes are caught on camera, it really helps to raise awareness about being more vigilant in our beloved country.
A local man was caught completely off-guard this week when he witnessed what appeared to be a kidnapping in progress. He captured parts of the terrifying scene on a video which has since gone viral on social media.
In the short clip, a driver can be seen holding his camera phone in the direction of passing traffic. He appears to be following a speeding taxi down a quiet Pretoria freeway. It's difficult to see the woman poking her head out of the taxi window but her chilling screams are definitely audible.
Twitter user @teezza posted the shocking video. She writes:
"A girl just got kidnapped in front of my brother, he tried to chase them down but at some point they stopped and drew guns. I don’t know what to do with this information... please help this just happened 10 mins ago."
Her desperate plea definitely got Mzansi's attention. Read some of their comments below:
"Guys get the Namola app. I witnessed a similar thing last year in Kempton Park. I chased the car from the Benoni exit until Irene while on hold on the 10111 number. Namola responds instantly and assists'."
"Please can I have the contact number of your brother? Got members trying to help."
"This country is not safe for any law-abiding citizen."
"My heart skipped a beat coz it can happen to anyone, our only crime is being female. I pray nothing happens to her and she is reunited with her family. Yoh my heart."
"Bheki Cele and his crew are useless on this serious crime. SA is gone."
"Next time when you see people doing that, please make sure you follow them slowly, not like that you are not a police, those bastards they’ll kill you."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported here in Mzansi, shootouts have become such a regular occurrence that a young woman showed no signs of being scared when armed men started shooting at each other in broad daylight.
In a clip shared by @SA_crime, the thugs can be seen standing in a shopping centre when they suddenly draw their guns and start shooting. Not long into the short video, a young woman stands very close to where the action is at and starts watching, as opposed to scurrying like everyone else.
"#Shooting. A normal day in Cape Town South Africa, no need to run/hide or take cover," the clip was captioned.
Judging by many people's reactions, they would definitely not be as brave as the woman in the clip as they quickly questioned how she was able to stand there so calmly as though watching something entertaining or fun. Read a few of their hilarious comments below:
"What level of bravery is this?"
"This one will even act when telling the story."
"Talking about minding your own business, they are used to street violence these ones."
"People are just so chilled like it's normal. Yi filim."
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Source: Briefly News