Finally, some news about looting that’s actually heartwarming and has South Africans giggling on social media instead of throwing shade at each other.
In a nation where the harsh reality of crime has cast a shadow over daily life, a recent video posted by farmer Justin Chadwick from KwaZulu-Natal has introduced a delightful and unexpected twist to the often somber narrative of truck looting.
The video captures a scene where the ‘culprits’ were not the usual suspects, but rather a group of gentle giants – elephants!
The scene unfolded as Chadwick shared his amusing encounter on social media. The video shows a massive citrus truck parked on the side of the road, its tires being changed by a small group of farm workers. Panning over to the right, some elephants couldn’t believe their luck as they can be seen plucking juicy fruit from the vehicle.
The hassles of citrus farming in Africa are quite unique pic.twitter.com/IrFxOB7KN7
— Justin Chadwick (@justchad_cga) August 21, 2023
Farmers like Chadwick, who have committed their lives to nurturing the land and providing vital resources, often confront challenges beyond their control. And sometimes, that may mean making friends with unlikely ‘looters’.
The viral clip has ignited a wave of positivity and laughter this morning for SA, proving that we know how to embrace the humour in a country all too often plagued by devastating stories.
One user even made a hilarious tongue-in-cheek comment about the new ‘quality control’ employees sporting grey trunks.
Nothing like a mid-week giggle for SA that turns the concept of ‘looting’ on its head.
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