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South African Woman Who Fought Robbers was Protecting her Thesis

A video of a woman who was attacked by three men made rounds on social media yesterday.

A video of a woman who was attacked by three men made rounds on social media yesterday. The young woman resisted when the men tried to snatch her handbag at gunpoint, which social media users praised her for. The criminals, who have since been arrested, only made off with her lunch bag.


She told the Sowetan that she was protecting a hard drive which had her thesis on it, inside her bag. The 26-year-old woman’s thesis is due at the University of Johannesburg at the end of the month.

This wasn’t the first time the young woman was a victim of an incident of this kind. Last year, she was robbed of her cellphone on the same spot. She then took defense classes, which clearly helped.

You can watch the video below:

Read the full interview on the SowetanLIVE website.

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