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"I refused to give hijackers my car" woman's tweet leaves SAns with mixed emotions

"I refused to give hijackers my car" woman's tweet leaves SAns with mixed emotions

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South Africa is rife with crime and criminals get braver than the norm during festive because they like to close the year in style and cause distress to their victims. No amount of 'do this to avoid being a victim' can stand between criminals and getting their ways as their tactics are forever evolving to succeed in luring more victims in the sleekest ways.

A lady, Pauline, took to Twitter to share how she survived a hijacking last night. In her narrative, she spotlighted how she told the hijacker that the only way they would get the car is if she shot her and they ended up giving her a blow to the nose instead. She got away with her car and some post trauma.

Source: Twitter

On Twitter, a few people commended her for standing her ground because cars are expensive and take a lot to maintain. In their justification, they also added that there are times where insurance will not pay out and you are left with the financial burden alone. On the other hand, some felt that she was reckless because they could have easily killed her and still took her car: leaving her dead and without a car. Her family would have to bare the brunt of feeling loss to a hijacking like many families have had to; even when the victims did not even refuse to hand over their cars.

I think that this a very touchy topic because no one prepares you for a hijacking and you act impulsively and respond to a solution that makes sense at that moment. It is good that the lady was able to get out of the situation alive as it could have easily turned red.

My cousin was shot ×4 in front of his fiancé on the 29th Nov, because he didn't want to give them his car.. Unfortunately he didn't survive. 😭😭💔@BrendaSA17

Thank God you're ok, your life is more important than that car and we live amongst animals who can kill for less @Takecharge___

Don't try to be heroic in a hijacking, you pay insurance for such kind of occurrences. This kind of behavior shouldn't be worshipped but condemned. Love yourself and those who love you! @PhakamaMthwaka1

Please seek counselling. Valuing material things over your life indicates a deeper sense of not wanting to live. We however value your contribution to society & would like you to find help in dealing with what make you love worldly possession than your own life. Please sis @ndoomo1980

What do you think about this story? Was the action from the lady brave or reckless? Would you have acted differently?

Thanks for reading!

Source: https://twitter.com/PaulinaM1306/status/1467205562609848320?t=NcPUGlXTpRlBKTHSQLtcGQ&s=19

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