Motorist chases and knocks dead thug who snatched handbag
A motorist in Durban, South Africa has caused an uproar on social media after she chased and knocked down a thug who had snatched her handbag. The thug died on the spot during the incident that elicited mixed reactions online.
All the details were captured on CCTV video, showing how the thug snatched the handbag and how he was chased until he was knocked down.
As a result, human rights activists and defenders held a different view, noting that even though it was wrong for anyone to engage in crime, killing criminals in such a manner was unacceptable.
They maintained that every human being has a right to life and the best way of dealing with thugs is arraigning them in a court of law.
On the other hand, those who supported the idea of the motorist killing the thug were of the view that it was the best way of dealing with thugs in the city.
The incident occurred at a time when the latest police report show an increased crime rate in the country.
According to a police report released in August 2023, a total of 6,228 murder cases were reported in South Africa between April and June 2023.
The report further indicated that attempted murder, common assault, and rape were also higher within the three months.
Police Minister Bheki Cele also reported that about 70,000 people were arrested in the country within the same period.
He explained that those arrested include criminals linked to serious crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and hijacking.