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Thieves attempt robbing an artist in Joburg CBD

South African singer and HIV activist Thembisile Qwabe posted on her Twitter account yesterday, about thieves who tried to snatch her hand-bag at Johannesburg CBD.  

Qwabe who is also a SAMA award winner, songwriter and recording artist said she fought for her bag and won the battle.

“I will not be able to use my bag again because it teared apart. However, I am happy that I was able to stand for myself. They were unable to take anything from me”, she said.

Some of her twitter followers shared what their family members and they experienced at the same place.

“Thugs tried to kill my brother at Joburg CBD when he ran away with his bag. Fortunately he recovered and is fine now”, said a follower.

Another one said they robbed her R500 grocery money. She found out at the till when about to pay that money was gone.

“When at Joburg CBD, walk with confident and do not ask for directions from anyone except security guards.  If people ask random people, they might be robbers and would take advantage of them. People should always be alert for security purposes”, said another follower.

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