(Warning: This article links to a video some readers may find disturbing.)
But this disturbing video was taken at least two years earlier than these protests.
Video from as early as 2019, men allegedly caught housebreaking
There are multiple places in South Africa named “Newlands” and it is possible that Beskerm Security mislabelled the video. A Twitter user who responded to Beskerm Security’s original tweet claimed the event took place “over the weekend”.
Africa Check could find no other information on the incident, but it is clear from these old posts that the video was not taken in 2021.
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