Somizi a media personality and a reality show star confirmed that Johannesburg is not as safe as it used to be back in the 2000s. A clip of Somizi expressing his fear of the CBD are went viral.
He recorded a video and posted in online saying “guys I’m in Johannesburg CBD, to tell you about Johannesburg CBD, it scares the living shit out of me, it’s as if I didn’t grow up around here. I grew up coming here with my parents, like every Saturday or month-end whatever but yhooo, I am terrified. So now I’ve stopped and before I get to where I am going, I have to collect something urgently. So, I stopped so I can put things (louis vitton paper bags) at the back in the boot before they see me because wow. This place for me I would literally, I would feel safer walking at Kruger National Park walking meeting Lions, Tigers and snakes than walking here. No angeke never, it’s an extreme sport driving here. “
A young woman at the University of Johannesburg says she feels like she is trapped in a jail cell because she no longer feels safe walking in public.
She said “I’m even afraid of going home, because I have to use a taxi and walk through a veld to get to my house. So now being restricted even going to my own house is just not a good feeling for me.”
People went as far as saying leave your wig at home when going to Jozi, do not greet anyone even if you see your mother just pass like you do not know her.
Somizi is not the only one who fears the Joburg streets, even those who grew up here developed goosebumps when they walk or drive there. To say the least some even put their money in socks or their butt cracks just in case they meet the worst.