Gauteng Traffic Police have warned motorists against criminals placing spikes or objects on public roads to rob them. This comes after an increase in incidents of spikes placed strategically on the freeways by criminals.
Shelly sent an important warning to road users who like to drive during the night: avoid driving at night on highways if at all possible. Rocks and glass were placed on the road. Friends' tyres burst. attacked and shot in the head. The wife jumped out, grabbed the 1-year-old, and ran. They shot her in the shoulder. My husband died. All for a cellphone and loose change. We are under attack.
Our country is being killed every day and our government is in denial. The criminal activities in our country are escalating, and our leaders are busy enjoying their lives somewhere safe. We can not go on like this. Until when will we turn a blind eye? Where are Senzo Meyiwa and Lucky Dube? Our law enforcement agencies are not doing enough to protect us. For the past 2 years, the issue of spikes has been happening, but the SAPS is still failing to deal with it.
Below are some of the comments from people on Twitter.
It happened twice to me. rock on-road (destroyed tyres, drove kilometres away on destroyed rims), watched rocks bouncing behind my car (they got the timing wrong). "N14 bridges," says Collen.
We should also bear in mind that these types of crimes are also a result of inequality — which started from slavery to apartheid and spilt on into our lives today. Let's fix that first. I don't understand how you Zimbabweans are fixing SA's problems by spiking our cars, says a Twitter user.
I am so sorry about your loss. Crime is a crime and knows no colour. The people placing rocks and/or spikes will not check if the next car is driven by a black, white, or Indian person. This thing is foreign to SA... People cross the Limpopo river, come here and commit such crimes, says a Twitter follower.
This happened in my neighbourhood. My condolences to you. There’s an offer of 90k for anyone who can find the suspects and get them arrested. We are living in dangerous times indeed, says the Twitter follower.
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