Joburg CBD Robbers Shoot Victim for Refusing to Hand Over Cellphone, Video Has SA Fuming

Joburg CBD Robbers Shoot Victim for Refusing to Hand Over Cellphone, Video Has SA Fuming

  • Another South African fell victim to a botched robbery incident in the Johannesburg CBD recently
  • A video was shared online by Social Cohesion Advocate Yusuf Abramjee of three men who tried to rob a man of his cellphone
  • The victim refused to hand over his phone and was subsequently shot by one of the criminals and Saffas are fuming

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Social Cohesion Advocate Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) posted a video of robbery that took place in the Johannesburg CBD recently and it has left many online users infuriated.

Joburg CBD, Cellphone, Crime, South Africa
A man was shot in the Joburg CBD after refusing to give three robbers his cellphone. Image: @Abramjee / Twitter
Source: Twitter

Abramjee captioned the tweet:

“Robbers shoot victim after he refused to hand over a cellphone: Corner President and Goud Streets JHB CBD.”

The video was posted on Twitter and has over 69 000 views. In the clip three men can be seen approaching two men standing on the side of a walkway. The armed trio attack one of the men and demand something from him before one of them shoots the victim and run away.

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It is unknown whether the victim received any medical assistance or whether any arrests have been made.

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Saffas are sick and tired

Online users responded to the concerning clip with their personal views on the incident as well as their frustrations on the crime in South Africa. Here are some of their comments on the post:

@TheLupusWarrior commented:

“So now we must be scared of basically even breathing mos.”

@bozzie_t replied:

“Breathing is usually a sign of weakness in the CBD.”

@Qetello_M wrote:

“You must chew glass to show you’re strong.”


“This kind of crime in JHB is committed by South Africans and it piss me off when we always shift the blame to foreigners.”

@mandisa_dwayi said:

“Unfortunately South Africans aqala ngo right a balance ngo left uma ehamba take a good look kula video.”

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@This_is_siyanda commented:

“No it's foreigners, I've been robbed 3 times by people who speak a language I don't understand.”

@NgimNgedwa asked:

“@HermanMashaba kanty where are these 1800 JMPD you always show us here you say they are cleaning crime in JOBURG CBD?”

@Kgabo48649279 said:

“That's why Somizi says she is scared of walking around Joburg CBD... Ain't safe indeed.

Rustenburg armed robbery caught on video

Briefly News previously reported that social media user Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) shared a video of an armed robbery which reportedly took place in Rustenburg in the North West province.

In the CCTV footage of a convenience store, two men can be seen entering the shop before pulling out their weapons to intimidate a man standing by the counter. The victim falls to the ground and follows instructions from one of the armed men.

Another man carrying a bottle proceeds to enter the shop and the robbery continues. They take a TV screen as well as stuff money and other items in a plastic packet.

The video, which had over 21 600 views at the time of publication, was posted on Twitter and has sparked anger among online users.

Source: Briefly News

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