TikTok Clip Showcases South African Woman Fighting Off Purse Snatcher in Bold Encounter

TikTok Clip Showcases South African Woman Fighting Off Purse Snatcher in Bold Encounter

  • A TikTok video captured a brave woman defending herself against a street thief, showcasing her fearless fight for life
  • Netizens praised the courageous lady for her unwavering bravery, with the comments reflecting admiration for her actions amid calls for similar empowerment in the face of daily challenges
  • The incident sparked a nationwide conversation on self-defence, resonating with personal stories of resilience and determination shared by fellow South Africans on social media

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With a background in South African socio-economic crime analysis at Isolezwe, Phumelele Nxumalo remains dedicated to comprehensive crime reporting at Briefly News.

SOUTH AFRICA - One woman's face-off was captured on video and her bravery had South Africans impressed. A video shared by @coolstorybru_ on TikTok shows a woman walking on the pavement when suddenly a thief approaches her trying to grab her purse. The lady fends off her attacker by putting up a fight for her life.

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A video of a woman fighting off a robber was shared on TikTok. Image: Pixabay
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Lady bliksems her attacker on video

The video shared by TikTokker @coolstoriesguy_ garnered more than 30K likes and was widely shared across the platform.

Have a look below:

Commenting on the post by the TikTokker, netizens were singing the lady's praises for her unwavering courage.

This is what some had to say:

siyabonga_23 said:

"This is why we're world champions. In SA you got to fight for your life every day."

Bored in Africa joked:

"She got her loadshedding frustrations out on him."

Miss Edible commented:

"We are just gatvol, I always have a weapon and walk around waiting for someone to try me."

Destiny_Grim_Reaper remarked:

"Lesson, we all need to start doing this. We will take our country back, first the car, now this, brilliant!"

Maria Cape Town shared this sad story:

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"I was hijacked in front of my kids' school. I also had to put up a fight to be able to get out of the car. You go girl. So proud!"

Jock McGhee recommended:

"Some of the blokes should learn something from her!"

Lezle B said:

"Well done, sister, they'll think twice next time."

charmainebecker remarked:

"Well done, girl, you're a big hero to all ladies."

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Phumelele Nxumalo Phumelele Nxumalo is a Current Affairs Reporter at Briefly News SA. She has previously worked as a Multimedia Journalist at Independent Media Group, GibelaMag and Caxton Community Newspapers. Phumelele holds a National Diploma Journalism (N’Dip Journ) and a Bachelor of Technology Journalism (BTech Journ) both from the Durban University of Technology. Email: phumelele.nxumalo@briefly.co.za