The above video confirms what most people believe that South Africa is a dangerous place to visit or live in. Robbery is a way of life and it's hard to avoid being robbed even if you are not rich.
I know of an ex steward who emigrated there with his family. He and his family was robbed at their home at gun point.Their ferocious dogs were poisoned and electric fences disabled. They almost kidnapped their only son. He was bashed up for at first refusing to show them his safe. They almost shot him.
There was also a case of a Singaporean who emigrated to Cape Town. His wife and mother was raped and almost all his belongings were carted away.
When I was there on a working trip 18 years ago, I heard gun shots every night from my hotel room. Whenever my crew and I wanted to go out of the hotel,we were escorted by big black hotel security guards armed with automatic weapons. Even then a few of the crew were robbed.
There was a guy who was not only robbed off his wallet but his entire clothing that were on him. He was left with his underwear.
Now with the world cup just under 5 days away, an Australian man became the first victim of South African robbery. Another victim was a Chilean tourist robbed at gunpoint by 4 armed men.
Your guess is as good as mine as to how many others will be robbed and killed during the world cup.
Don't give me a free ticket to the world cup because I will never want to visit that notorious country.
Why in the world would they allow SA to host the biggest event on earth?