Taking to Twitter after the incident, the asset management boss wrote: “For those who think the grass is greener, the perception of safety in other counties is just that. An optical illusion.”
Not exactly warm and fuzzy
Some of the 520 respondents expressed sympathy, but many were unmoved.
A common response was to point out that Wierzycka survived without injury, which a number of people said would not have happened if she were robbed in South Africa.
Others offered suggestions of how the situation would have played out in Johannesburg – most of which do not bear repeating.
In a follow up Tweet on the same day she was robbed, Wierzycka wrote: “Thank you to everyone who expressed concern. That is what I love about SA. Despite our differences we have each other’s backs when it counts.”