1999 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Themba Hadebe

The Star

25 May, 1998

A South African businessman comes seconds away from pulling the trigger on a young man who has robbed him of his mobile phone. The businessman gave chase, firing as he went, and cornered his assailant in an alley. The photographer heard the shots and ran to investigate. The sound of the camera shutter startled the businessman, who then aimed at the photographer - just as the police arrived to rescue the situation.

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Themba Hadebe

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