The video shows a woman walking down Goring Avenue in Auckland Park, in South Africa. A vehicle pulls up beside her and two gun-wielding robbers try to snatch her handbag from her. A third man remained at the wheel of the car, following them.
The woman has been identified as master’s student Noxolo Ntuli who is a medical scientist at the National Health Laboratory Services. Her handbag contained a hard drive with her master’s thesis on it.
This young South African student only had one copy of her master's thesis, so there was no chance she was going to let these gun-wielding robbers have it. Noxolo Ntusi was attacked by the men in Johannesburg but said there was "no way" she was giving up the hard drive that contained all of her work. The molecular zoology student fought off the robbers who eventually fled. #southafrica #johannesburg #hero #courage #bravery #determination #amazing #student
According to reports, this is the second time Ntuli has been attacked in the same place. In the first attack in 2015, the robbers stole her cell phone.
Following the initial attack, Ntuli told TimesLive that she had taken self-defence lessons. She believes that those lessons plus her valuable hard drive gave her the courage to hold on to her bag, although she doesn’t advise others to do the same.
Thankfully, the three suspects were arrested later in Brixton. Police said that they were in possession of a laptop and gas gun. Ntuli has laid a case against them, and they are due to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court shortly.