Cape Town-based billionaire Magda Wierzycka was robbed of her valuables in London, UK, on Tuesday night.
She took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to share her experience, suggesting that the safety in other countries is “an optical illusion.”
Wierzycka is the co-founder and CEO of Sygnia, an asset management, stockbroking and administration services company.
She was just 13 when she moved to South Africa as a refugee from Poland and is now one of the country’s richest women.
The successful businesswoman is outspoken in her opposition to corruption.
She made headlines in April 2017 when by saying she was willing to “pay” former President Jacob Zuma to resign from office.
Wierzycka’s followers react
Some of Wierzycka’s followers expressed sympathy for her.
@dee01green wrote, “London is not what it used to be. Sorry for your experience there.”
Others disputed her claim that the “grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”
@Spearzed replied, “The difference is that chances of that happening varies across countries. It could be higher or lower in different places.”