Archive for October, 2016

Towing a Fortune in Drugs

Towing a Fortune in Drugs

22nd October 2016 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

There was more to the Toyota Fortuner towing a trailer near Grabouw on Friday than met the eye. Inside the Corsa on top of the trailer was concealed a fortune in drugs. According to a police spokesperson 100 000 tablets and I kg of heroin valued at R4.3 million were foundRead More

Craft Market Sunday!

Craft Market Sunday!

22nd October 2016 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

The next West Coast Craft Market takes place on Sunday 30 October from 8.30 am to 3 pm at the Country Club in Melkbosstrand. More than 70 crafters will be selling wares ranging from clothes and toys, to candles and ceramics, and the ever popular tannie Louise’s preserves. For theRead More

The BMW collided against a pole. Photos: SA Paramedics

Accident in Parklands

21st October 2016 at 9:43 am 0 comments

A BMW collided against a pole in Main Road, Parklands, this morning. The impact of the collision did considerable damage to the front of the car and caused the back windscreen to implode. According to the spokesperson for South African Paramedic Services Warren Cupido, “both patients refused to go toRead More

Anti-Drug Crusader sees red over Light Sentence

Anti-Drug Crusader sees red over Light Sentence

20th October 2016 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

Anti-drug crusader Anthony Hall is hopping mad over the ‘light’ sentence imposed recently on a man caught with heroin with a street value of R50 million. Hall voiced his outrage in an impassioned letter addressed to NPA boss Shaun Abrahams, which he published on Facebook this morning. He urged peopleRead More

Officials allegedly helped Cigarette Smugglers

Officials allegedly helped Cigarette Smugglers

20th October 2016 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

LIMPOPO – The Hawks arrested a police constable, a paramedic and a former SARS quality assurer from Musina yesterday on charges that range from defeating the ends of justice and money laundering to corruption. The men (aged 35-43) were allegedly in cahoots with cigarette smugglers in the Musina area. AccordingRead More

Police seized equipment and abalone valued at R2.5 million . Photos: SAPS

Abalone Farm!

20th October 2016 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

A farm that had been built up with love was turned into an illegal abalone factory. But for now that’s at an end. The police swooped down on the Vredenburg farm on Wednesday morning and arrested six people between the age of 31 and 48. A team consisting of theRead More

Flying in his Vellies

Flying in his Vellies

19th October 2016 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

Look who’s flying! David Kramer flew from Signal Hill to Sea Point with instructor Jean van Niekerk this morning. The flight lasted approximately 7-12 minutes. According to a spokesperson for Fly Cape Town Paragliding, “He enjoyed it immensely and he had his red veldschoens on, too.” It was the popularRead More

79-Year-Old Heidi Hetzer and 'Hudo.' Photos: heidi-around-the-world.com

Explorer’s Ancient Car gets TLC in Cape Town

19th October 2016 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

An 86-year-old car that is touring the world has gone for repairs. Retired German rally driver Heidi Hetzer (79) took ‘Hudo’ the Hudson to Cape Town’s specialist motoring centre Crossley & Webb in Solan Road yesterday afternoon. This morning it was still there as was its famous owner. “Yes, she’sRead More

Attackers get their Just Deserts

Attackers get their Just Deserts

19th October 2016 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Justice has been served. Two Western Cape men have been sentenced to life in prison for attacking a teenage girl and a little girl, respectively. The sentences have been welcomed by the police. 16-Year-old girl On 15 October Gareth Pretorius (21) was sentenced to life in prison for rape andRead More

19 Suspected poachers were arrested early this morning. Photos: SAPS

Suspected Poachers arrested with Abalone & Rubber Duck

19th October 2016 at 10:09 am 0 comments

19 Suspected poachers were arrested shortly before 4 0’ clock this morning in Hout Bay, police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk says. The men, whose ages range from 18 to 38, were arrested after police found them in possession of 1308 units of abalone, of which the value is notRead More

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