UPDATE: No reports of spiked oranges on Joburg roads

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 Gugu Zwane

By Gugu Zwane,  Caxton Publishers.

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JOBURG - The original photograph of oranges stuffed with nails may have been taken in Malaysia.

 

This according to a report by Africa Check following posts of the photograph circulating on social media, warning motorists of a new crime trend used by hijackers.

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The report confirms that there have been no reported incidents in South Africa where spiked oranges have been used for hijacking.

Warrant Officer Moses Maphakela, spokesperson for Sandton police, said a taxi driver first showed him the image of the spiked oranges and implied that an incident may have occurred in Rustenburg.

He added that, so far, there have been no reports of such incidents taking place in Sandton or any of his other policing precincts.

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 Gugu Zwane

Gugu Zwane  

Caxton Publishers.

I am a Sandton Chronicle journalist and I strive to be a leading voice in maximising human potential through my work. I am interested in social development, lifestyle and telling the stories of ordinary, but influential individuals. I write because this is my most sincere and effective means of communication which allows me to connect with a number of readers from various communities and backgrounds. I have taken full advantage of my position at Caxton with the aim of using this platform to write the stories of people the best way I know how, and to shape and influence the world with my words.

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