The video has become the subject of a police investigation after it was linked to a second video clip, depicting bundles of notes, in various denominations, in a suitcase. It went viral on Facebook in 2016, and the men were named the Bling Bandits. Now a video of actresses Jessica Nkosi and Phindile Gwala hanging out with one of the Bling Bandits has surfaced.
In the centre of the frame is a Fidelity Security bag – a well-known company that provides cash-in-transit services.
The man taking the videos turned the camera towards himself, selfie-style on both occasions.
Now the police are trying to get to the bottom of the video.
The police minister’s spokesperson, Vuyo Mhaga, said on Monday evening: “We are aware of the footage, an investigation is under way.”
Further details were not immediately available.
In the one video, one of the women, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, grinds salt and pepper over the stack of R50 notes, while a waiter asks if he can open a bottle of champagne.
A cash-in-transit company Fidelity Security’s bag as seen in the video (Facebook screengrab)
The man can be heard saying: “We are chewing the cash.”
In the second video, the same man can be heard saying: “Let’s have fun… We’ve got money. Let us enjoy.”