Here’s yet another reason not to have anything to do with South Africa:
There has been at least one cash-in-transit (CIT) heist a day nationally since the beginning of the year.
The report is dated Feb 14, but there’s no reason to suppose that the trend hasn’t continued. And to show that the choirboys have moved with the times:
Anti-crime advocate Yusuf Abramjee said it was worrying that CIT robbers had become so brazen, and that they were using more explosives to blow up the vans.
There’s a guy with job security. It’s like being a condom salesman during Fleet Week, only the number of ships in port grows each day. (It’s also a bullshit job; other than the criminals, who isn’t an anti-crime advocate?)
And the final touch:
National police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said that not all the CIT incidents were categorised as heists because an incident is only considered a heist if the suspects get away with money.
That’s like being held up at gunpoint, but not characterizing it as “violent” crime because the thief didn’t shoot you.
Can’t remember who sent me the article, but many thanks… I think.