Alert South Africa on Friday shared a video of a white Toyota Hilux hijacked outside the Hillclimb Cafe in Westmead, Durban.
The short 18-second clip of the hijacking – which occurred on Thursday – shows an armed hijacker pushing the driver away from the vehicle before driving off.
Watch: Hijacking in Westmead
The video soon garnered attraction on social media but the topic of discussion wasn’t the very serious criminal act of hijacking, but rather the victim’s lunch…
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South Africans respond
One user, Ronald Phiri, said a person’s life is worth more than a vehicle, and commended the motorist for not making eye contact. He added: “Hijackers will kill you if they feel their identity will be compromised”.
Another user, known only as @iluxapple, said they don’t wish the trauma of surviving a hijacking on anyone.
However, we are a unique nation, so as expected, South African netizens came prepared with lunch jokes and memes as well.
“You can take the car and I’ll keep my lunch”.
Another said South Africans “clearly live in a war”, but added it’s nice of the hijackers to “let him keep his food”. We’ve collected the most memorable responses here:
Mom’s Tupperware isn’t going anywhere— Tshepo_ Mavil ???????????? (@Mavil_TZ) September 3, 2021
Please sir, can I take my fish and chips with at least ? ????????— Und3rCov3rBlond3 (@BlondeBandicoot) September 3, 2021
L????????l they still gave him the food parcel lol..— Black Monopoly (@Tea_bagZA) September 3, 2021
I don’t wanna laugh but ????????????— lucia_mpotaeng (@lucia_mpotseng) September 3, 2021
“Lunch is not insured rather take the car my friend”.— Swart (@Swart47321327) September 3, 2021