Riding shotgun on the Corridor of Chaos, too few police and no ...

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Riding shotgun on the Corridor of Chaos, too few police and no military in sight

After days of violence, Graeme Hosken and photographer Sebabatso Mosamo hit the N3. This was their experience

Senior reporter

It is freezing cold in the early hours of Saturday morning, yet I am sweating under my bullet proof vest. I am nervous and weirdly excited at the same time.

Standing in a loading yard in the warehouse of a national electronics supplier outside Johannesburg, I am listening intently. My attention is focused on Brandon Alexander and what he is saying we need to do if we come under attack. This is not a game, he says.

“If the trucks come under fire from looters or they [the looters] turn on us, you get out of the car, get to the back and stay down until I say otherwise.”..

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