South African politician and businessman, Mmusi Maimane, revealed he had been robbed at a bar in Cape Town on Wednesday night and is now recovering from the traumatic experience.
The former leader of South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) was among several patrons, who came face-to-face with a near-death encounter as three gunmen stormed the bar.
As reported by EWN, the three gunmen stormed the Cape Town bar, and held up the management, demanding that everyone inside lie on the ground as the men began raiding each patron table by table, collecting items.
He said that fortunately, private security companies and the police arrived promptly on the scene.
Maimane who was hosting his brother-in-law at the time, has described the incident as something out of a movie, saying it still feels surreal.
“People who were in the restaurant were equally traumatised and so everyone had to give statements. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Some of the items were left on the side of the road as the chase went through,” says Maimane.
Maimane concluded by expressing that while he was glad no one was hurt, this traumatic experience was a stark reminder of the high levels of violent crime in the country and the need for urgent action to address it, as per News 365.
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