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  • DistriksPOS

    HARTKLOPVANDIEHELDERBERG

    DONDERDAG, 24 JULIE 2014 Prys: R6.20 | Tel 021 853 0211 | www.districtmail.com | districtmail.mobi

    Buzzard

    Jackal Buzzard chick

    rescued in SW

    PG6

    MadibaDay

    Helderberg residents

    honour our national icon

    PG 12&13

    Club rugby

    Rusty Helderberg draw

    with Belhar (2020)

    PG36

    MOTOR TUIMEL OOR AFGROND: Twee vroue het Dinsdag benoude oomblikke beleef toe die Hyundai Getz waar

    in hulle gery het omstreeks 13:30 oor n afgrond in Gordonsbaai gery het. Volgens Chantel Cranko, die dogter van

    een van die vroue, het sy en haar man Christiaan die ongeluk vanaf hul voorstoep in Suikerbossielaan gesien. Cranko

    s die remme van die motor het op die draai, na Faure Marinelaan, onklaar geraak en die motor het toe oor die af

    grond gery. Haar ma, Marie Cranko (68), en haar vriendin Marie Wilmer (70), is met geringe beserings in die Helder

    berghospitaal opgeneem en later die aand ontslaan. Wilmer het gister haar 70ste verjaarsdag gevier.

    FOTO: DELIAH BRINKHUIS

    OBSTACLES PLACEDONHIGHWAY:MOTORISTS SAFETY AT STAKE

    Terroron theN2

    DALEEN FOUCH

    Therecentspateofstonethrowing

    andconcrete blocksplaced on the

    N2hasresulted inauthorities tak-

    ingswiftactionbyincreasingsafe-

    ty measures to protect motorists.

    Many local residents encountered

    these obstacles in the road,which ac-

    cording to authorities, are placed

    therebycriminals intentonbringing

    motorists to a halt.

    While driving on the N2 into the

    City lastweek,LynetteMitchell from

    Somerset West hit a concrete block

    duringpeak-traffichouropposite the

    airport turn-off.

    Steven Mitchell, her father, says

    Lynettes car swerved into the next

    laneandeventuallycametoahaltfac-

    ing oncoming traffic.

    He said fortunately therewas a po-

    lice car behind her and the police of-

    ficers quickly brought the situation

    under control.

    Mitchell described the incident as

    very worrying, but is grateful it did

    not cause a bigger accident.

    In another incident, a Somerset

    West residentwho operates a shuttle

    servicetotheairport,saysheencoun-

    tered concrete blocks on the N2 just

    before the airport turn-off last

    Tuesday.

    Hewasable to swerveandmiss the

    blocks, but saw twoother carshit the

    blocks and burst their tyres.

    Due to the severity of the problem,

    the Western Cape Minister of Com-

    munity Safety, Dan Plato, called a

    meeting last week with role players

    and several safety measures were

    immediatelyproposedwhichinclude

    increasedpatrolson theN2andabet-

    ter utilisation of the available CCTV

    cameras.

    Councillor JP Smith, maycomem-

    ber for safety and security, says the

    City of Cape Town will ensure that

    thereisapolicingvehicle,eitherMet-

    roPoliceorLawEnforcement,patrol-

    ling the N2.

    SiphesihleDube, spokesperson for

    theMinister of Transport andPublic

    Works, Robin Carlisle, says the

    CCTV cameras along the N2 that

    form part of the Freeway Manage-

    mentSystem(FMS)areprimarily for

    the monitoring of traffic situations

    and feed into the Goodwood Traffic

    Management Centre where authori-

    ties can respond to incidents accord-

    ingly.

    He says the police are also based

    at the traffic centre to coordinate

    their responses where necessary.

    Smith says the City will also place

    acrimeanalyst at theGoodwoodcen-

    tre to respond to incidents.

    Lieutenant Colonel Andr Traut,

    provincial spokesperson for the po-

    lice, saidcrimesontheN2areregard-

    ed in a very serious light.

    He says the entire route is well po-

    liced by the Western Cape Flying

    Squadassistedbypatrols fromthe lo-

    cal police stations.

    Plato says a bushy area next to

    the N2 at the airport approach was

    identifiedasproblematicduetocrim-

    inals using the area to store rocks

    thatareplacedontheN2.Hesaysthis

    area will be cleared of vegetation.

    Vusi Mona, general manager of

    communications at the South Afri-

    can National Roads Agency (Sanral)

    saysSanralisawareofincreasedrob-

    beriesofmotoristson theN2near the

    Airport Approach Road.

    We will continue to work closely

    with law enforcement and emergen-

    cy agencies to detect and coordinate

    efficient responses to any incidents

    on the freeways.

  • 2DistrictMail

    24 Julie, 2014

    Nuus

    News

    Gewapendemans beroof uSave en drankwinkel in Sir Lowrys Pass

    JAMEY GORDON

    Sir Lowrys Pass Shoprite uSave en drank-

    winkel is verledeDonderdagvanR38 000kon-

    tant en R10 000 se drank beroof.

    Volgens Antoinette Walters, bestuurder

    van Shoprite uSave, het die voorval om-

    streeks 17:53 net voor toemaaktyd plaasge-

    vind.

    Walters vertel dat sy ten tyde van die voor-

    val in die vertrek langs die kantoor waar die

    besigheid se geld gehou word, besig was. n

    Sekerheidsbeampte het na haar gehardloop

    en ges n gewapende roof vind in hul winkel

    plaas. Walters het hierop vinnig die paniek-

    knoppie gedruk.

    Walters s toe sy weer sien het drie rowers

    by die kantoor uitgekom en vreeslik voor die

    kantoor te kere gegaan. Die kantoor se seker-

    heidshek was gesluit en hulle het haar her-

    haaldelik beveel om die deur oop te maak. I

    want the money, het een van die mans ges.

    Vreesbevange het sy toe die geld vir hom

    aangegee voor die mans verdwyn het.

    Walters s toe sy uit die kantoor kom, is sy

    ingelig hul drankwinkel is terselfdertyd be-

    roof. Sy s hulle reken daar was altesaam agt

    mans in die voorval betrokke. Drie mans het

    die winkel beroof en nog drie mans het die

    drankwinkel beroof, terwyl twee mans met

    AK47s buite wag gestaan het.

    Solange Wessels en haar 10-jarige seun het

    gedurende die voorval by die winkel opge-

    daag. Solange vertel toe sy en haar seun by

    die winkel wou instap, is sy deur een van die

    tweemansmet nAK47vandie ingangwegge-

    stoot. Hulle het toe in die viswinkel, Mikes

    Fisheries, gewag tot die mans in n donker-

    kleurige motor op die vlug geslaan het.

    Dit was vreeslik traumaties, veral omdat

    my seun by my was. Ek wou hom slegs onge-

    deerd daar uitkry, s Solange, wat boonop

    ookbekommerdwasoorhaarvierjarige seun

    en ma wat in die motor agtergebly het.

    Volgens sers. Suzan Jantjies, woordvoer-

    der vir die Somerset-Wes-polisie, soek hulle

    na diemanswat by die voorval betrokkewas.

    Jantjies s geen skote is afgevuur nie en nie-

    mand is tydens die voorval beseer nie.

    n Saak van besigheidsroof word onder-

    soek.

    Protesters intimidatemotorists

    JAMEY GORDON

    Strike action continued yesterday

    (Wednesday)asworkersfromAATCom-

    posites protested at the Olive Grove In-

    dustrial Estate in Old Paardevlei Road,

    Somerset West.

    According to Sgt Suzan Jantjies, spokes-

    person for the Somerset West Police, about

    150 protested were intimidating motorists

    and workers entering the Interchange area

    from about 07:30. Jantjies says the riotous

    group also burnt objects in the road.

    Shesaysthesituationwasswiftlybrought

    under control by the Public Order Police

    (Pops).

    Protesters who had gathered outside the

    industrial estate on Tuesday morning had

    allegedlydamagedacar.According toAbrie

    Marais, who works nearby, he was met by

    aggressive protesters who would not allow

    him to enter the estate.Marais says the pro-

    testershitonhiscarandbrokeoff themirror

    on the passengers side. He says he reported

    this to the police, aswell as theNationalUn-

    ion of Metalworkers of South Africa (Num-

    sa). According to Marais, Numsa, however,

    said that there is no proof that the car was

    damaged byNumsamembers. Jantjies says

    acaseofmaliciousdamage toproperty isbe-

    ing investigated.

    According to aNumsa shop steward, who

    preferredtoremainanonymous, theyjoined

    the national metalworkers strike because

    it is impossible to live on their current

    wages.

    Our employers aremaking enoughmon-

    ey to increase our wages, he said, adding

    that the strike will continue until their de-

    mands for better wages and better working

    conditions are met.

    Numsa has lowered its wage demand to

    10 percent.

    A group of protesters toyitoyi outside the

    Olive Grove Industrial Estate in Old

    Paardevlei Road, Somerset West.

    PHOTO: JAMEY GORDON

    CRIME SNIPPETS /MISDAADBROKKIES

    Armed robbery suspects arrested

    Fourmenwere arrested in connection

    with an armed robbery at Babu Nasri in

    Beach Road, Strand.

    The incident occurred at 21:00 onMon-

    day 14 July. The men (aged between 18

    and 32) entered the shop and held staff

    at gunpoint. Themen attempted tomake

    off with an undisclosed amount of cash

    and cigarettes.

    However, the owner chased them as

    they fled.

    One of the suspects was apprehended

    by members of the local neighbourhood

    watch in Mills Street. The others were

    cornered at Broadway.

    No shots were fired during the inci-

    dent.

    The men appeared in the Strand

    MagistratesCourt on 23 July oncharges

    of armed robbery.

    One of the suspects appeared on a

    chargeof thepossessionofanunlicensed

    firearm.

    The robbery is bei