Table Mountain Mugger Falls to His Death After Robbery, South Africans in Disbelief

Table Mountain Mugger Falls to His Death After Robbery, South Africans in Disbelief

  • A Cape Town thief met his end in a gruesome way after he tried to rob a group of people
  • The robbery attempt took place on Table Mountain, and the robber and his accomplice tried taking items from a group of hikers
  • the guide fought back, and police later found his remains and concluded that he may have fallen to his death

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years.

A mugger fell to his death on Table Mountain
South Africans were stunned by a mugger who fell from Table Mountain and died. Images: JP Smith/Facebook and COROIMAGE/Getty Images
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South Africans believe a criminal got a taste of unwanted karma when he fell to his death after robbing a group of hikers on Table Mountain. the robber was accompanied by his friend, and he did not get far with the loot he stole, as the South African Police Service found his body.

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According to the City of Cape Town's MMC for Safety and Security JP Smith's Facebook account, the incident occurred on Sunday, 19 January. Hikers were hiking on the pipe track when two muggers confronted them. It's believed that the muggers took some of the possessions, including a cellphone. The hiking guide bravely defended the hikers and used pepper spray to ward off the attackers.

The South African Police Service returned on 22 January to track one of the phones still in the area. When the police arrived in the area, they found that one of the muggers' bodies was found. It appeared as though the man had fallen to his death.

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South Africans find the death ironic

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Netizens on Facebook recognised that the man was a victim of karma for his actions. Here's what they had to say:

Suzie Silver Ridway said:

"Karma. That's all I'm saying."

Graeme Richard Mc Donald exclaimed:

"Justice was swift and cost-effective! The mugger will not be missed."

Trevor Booth remarked:

"Rapid karma."

Mushfeeqah Benjamin Johnson commented:

"I hope they don't arrest the tour guide. I won't be surprised, though."

Meagan Estelle Gillman pointed out:

"Heartbreaking. Even hiking is so dangerous."

Mpumalanga suspect shot down after business robbery

In a similar incident, Briefly News reported that four suspects who robbed a supermarket store in Sabie, Mpumalanga, were confronted by the police.

As the suspects were running away, one of the cops fired twice and fatally wounded one of the suspects while injuring the other. The other suspects were still at large.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: