Buccleuch’s Mature Cellphone Snatchers: Netizens Question Their Age

Buccleuch’s Mature Cellphone Snatchers: Netizens Question Their Age

  • Many social media users were perplexed at seeing pictures of older men purported to be cellphone snatchers
  • Reports say community members apprehended the trio after they stole a phone from a woman in Buccleuch, Johannesburg
  • Netizens were questioning the alleged perpetrators' ages and what roles they played in their roles in family and communities

Zingisa Chirwa is an experienced Briefly News journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, who has covered current affairs on the radio for over 15 years.

Netizens were shocked by the seemingly mature men caught stealing a cellphone in Buccleuch, Johannesburg. Images: Stock Images
Social media users were surprised by three seemingly mature men caught stealing a cellphone in Buccleuch, Johannesburg. Images: Stock Images
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Three cellphone thieves were reportedly met with mob justice, but netizens could not help but notice their mature stature.

Cellphone bandits captured

It's alleged the armed men snatched a woman's phone before dashing to their getaway vehicle in Buccleuch, Johannesburg.

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Community members spotted the culprits and started pelting their car with stones, which didn't get far before it broke down. A report by @MDNnewss revealed that residents seized the three and instituted their own form of justice, later torching the getaway vehicle. The online publication said that one of the suspects jumped into the river while an ambulance rescued the other two.

South Africans question the age of cellphone thieves

Many social media users who saw the pictures of the alleged perps couldn't help but notice how the men seemed mature and could be fathers or grandfathers.

@CalliePhakathi asked:

“Bathong, such old people? Whose parents are these?”

@ishy_msipa questioned:

“How can you be that old and be a cellphone thief??”

@KciCharlie commented:

“These are old men who should be setting examples for young men to become better, but they are doing something else.”

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@RossoCRSA said:

“That getaway car was never going to escape the speed of those stones anyway”

@blivashe stated:

“They are so old bandla.”

KPMG theft suspect's ex-girlfriends turn state witness

Briefly News reported that KPMG theft-accused Fidelis Moema's life became more complex as those close to him turned against him.

His ex-girlfriends, whom he used to launder the money he allegedly stole, turned state witnesses.

South Africans guffawed and roasted him, making jokes about how they would never trust women after what happened.

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