Richard E Grant mugged at cashpoint in Cape Town: 'I'm a mug!'
Richard E Grant had been holidaying in South Africa (Picture: Twitter)

Richard E. Grant has revealed his horror at the hands of thieves while on holiday in Cape Town.

The actor had been visiting Swaziland to see family for Christmas before holidaying in Cape Town with his daughter where thieves struck as he tried to withdraw money from a cashpoint.

Richard, 60, tweeted the ordeal, playing down the incident by joking he was a ‘mug’ for getting mugged.

He wrote: ‘Feel like a right mug having been mugged at an ATM in Cape Town. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr’ (sic).

South Africa is well known to have one of the world’s highest crime rates for assault, rape and murder. Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban are often considered critical threat locations.

But the 60-year-old seemed to shrug off the incident by later posting pictures of himself enjoying time with his daughter Olivia.

One image said: ‘Dad and daughter post surf lunch.’

And another of his ‘last day’ on holiday.

Richard grew up in Swaziland and went to university in Cape Town and moved to the UK in the 80s to kick off his acting career.

Reps have been contacted for comment.

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