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- A Stuijt
- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
Summary: Ex Stellenbosch health-faculty dean Prof Andries Brink and wife Rusty, both 87, attacked near Delft offramp; does ABSA secretly syphon money from clients´ accounts to sponsor sport? And the battle against crime in the Magalies/Brits region continues unabated.
Retired health-faculty Stellenbosch University dean Prof Andries Brink and his wife Rusty, both 87, were attacked Sunday while on the off-ramp of the Hindle highway near Delft: the attack started when a robber gang threw a brick through the passenger window which injured Mrs. Brink.Info: SAPS warrant officer Glenton Mauel, tel. (27) 00 219549000 or 0860010111
"This is how our money is stolen" claims Emmarentia Olivier, who works in the catering department of the golfing estate Sanlameer on the KZN south coast. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org - and she wrote in an email sent to her friends:
"Here we go again: now ABSA bank wants to select the Springbok rugby players. I am an ABSA client myself and have been talking to them and the police with one question: where does ABSA get the money to sponsor soccer, rugby Curry-Cup and now the Springboks? I caught ABSA out in a small transaction. On 3 September, ABSA deducted R19,50 from my bank account which they said was earmarked for "ABSA REWARDS".
I contacted them to find out exactly where I ever gave them permission for this. Their reply: I was purportedly approached in May 2010 by a telemarketer and I 'gave permission'. I did NO SUCH THING. Then when I confronted them about this, I received an SMS:
- "Dear Mr? You have been deregistered from Absa Rewards program..."
Olivier writes: "Work it out for yourselves: R19,50 paid by 1-million clients -- who never gave permission -- equals R19,500,000m a month. Multiply this by twelve and that's R234,000.000m a year. That's how we ordinary citizens are conned out of our money. This must be fraud - and that's where they get those millions for sponsorships. And then ABSA has the nerve to prescribe the race of players in the Springbok team.. how much longer are we going to allow our sporting events to be undermined like this? How much longer are we going to allow our traditions be trampled underfoot by placing people in posts only based on their skin colour? We must stand up and fight for our rugby pride. Check out your own bank statements and see who else is being defrauded. Is there any police-officer or judicial expert willing to take on this case on our behalf, please?"
Ask ABSA at http://www.absa.co.za/absacoza/
The managing head of ABSA, Ms Maria Ramos, told an English language newspaper that ABSA ´might use its power as sponsor to lay down rules on the way in which ´transformation´ … ie. removal of white players … will have to be carried out in national rugby teams. She reportedly said that ´whoever pays the piper, calls the tune in transformation in rugby". The Afriforum civil rights movement has launched a petition campaign against the South African bank due to their political stance against white rugby players. Entire story on http://bit.ly/bUsKct
Police found 'very fat sheep with yellow ear tag' underneath the bed in Rietfontein squatter camp…
Monday 27 September 2010 By Cynthia Dreyer Madibeng Pulse - Hartbeespoort police followed the aroma to a sheep braai and found two men sitting in front of a shack with a lamb on the spit on the fire and beers in hand.
- While two men sat in front of their braai in Ten Rooms squatter camp at the weekend relishing newly roasted lamb, police investigated inside their shack only to find another sheep, this time live and “very fat” kept under the bed. One wonders how long the sheep would have had to stay there, hidden from prying eyes and no doubt hungry mouths had it not been for the police!
Even if the sheep was hidden, there’s no way the thieves could have disguised the smell of deliciously roasting meat wafting in the air from neighbours or the police. The sheep had a yellow tag on its ear, and police are hoping that the owner will come forward and claim the animal. Police had to ride around with the sheep in a police vehicle until they could take it to the Hartbeespoort Animal Welfare and from there it was taken to Makalani.
The search operation which took place from about 03:00 on Friday morning by 55 members of staff using 15 vehicles and a helicopter netted 29 suspects. Ten Rooms informal settlement was targeted and then Marius camp. Of those arrested, 19 were illegal immigrants, three were selling liquor at shebeens, four were in possession of possible stolen goods and two were arrested for common robbery.
- Mr Romano van der Spuy, vice Chairman of the Hartbeespoort Community Policing Forum, told MadibengPulse that when police arrived at Marius, it was already light and some of the illegals ran away from the helicopter, but were captured by police. Many illegal minors were taken to the police station but released without being charged.
- Police were also able to gain entry to a Rietfontein plot with a search warrant where stolen goods are suspected of being stored. They recovered laptops and computers and made arrests.
Cynthia Dreyer of Madibeng Pulse newspaper also reports that the Hartbeespoort police have referred a fraud case to the Commercial Branch at Klerksdorp after a man told police that his Standard Bank account had been debited with R34 600 without his authorisation. He reported the matter on Wednesday.
At the Rock Shelter squatter camp on the Hartbeeshoek Road in Skeerpoort, a Malawian employee was found to ´have shot himself with a 9mm pistol´. The gun belongs to the owner of the property and was apparently left in the kitchen while he was away. An inquest docket has been opened regarding the deceased as well as a case of negligent storing of a firearm against the owner. http://www.madibengpulse.co.za/?Task=system&CategoryID=31152&HeadingText=CrimeAlert+270910+sheep#daihatsu
Rietfontein transformer thief gets shock of his life
A man was rendered unconscious and shocked after he attempted to steal a transformer from a live electricity grid in Rietfontein during the early hours of Saturday morning. He landed up in hospital but is currently being detained.
Maxi Security supervisor assaults his own guard
The Maxi Security supervisor who assaulted his employee at Kosmos Ridge during the early hours of Saturday morning for `apparently not doing his job properly`, has been charged with assault by the employee.
- In other assault cases this weekend, a woman at Ten Rooms was badly assaulted and gangraped by three unknown men on Thursday night and at Eagle Waters the former Oberon, four men attacked another man. They are known to their victim and police said they are´going to arrest them`.
- Two assaults with intent to do grievous bodily harm were reported at the Schaumberg `informal settlement` in Skeerpoort. The first one happened on Friday when a man was assaulted with an iron object and the second incident happened at midnight and on Saturday a woman was assaulted by her ex boyfriend and a second person. They threw a bottle at the woman.
Also, the security guard at Caravella Portuguesa restaurant in Melodie had his Opel hijacked on Saturday after two men broke the window of his Corsa Lite bakkie and pointed a firearm at him.
- And in another incident involving a car, a group of men who had earlier put in petrol at the Pecanwood Total garage on Friday returned later, accusing the petrol attendant of having stolen a cell phone and money from them. They assaulted the petrol attendant and robbed him of R400 before driving off. Police have the registration number of the car.
Food Zone Broederstroom / battery looted from car
A worker at the Food Zone in Broederstroom found that the battery had been stolen from his car parked outside the shop when he wanted to go home last night. One suspect has been arrested but the other is thought to have fled to Lethlabile.
- A bakkie that was seen in Alexander Township in Johannesburg is suspected of being the one stolen in Broederstroom on Saturday night. It was parked under a canopy but thieves stole a TV and Sony video recorder from the house which they loaded into the bakkie and then drove off.
In Kalkheuvel West, a sliding door was forced open and a laptop, household goods, towels and food worth R10,530 and an off road bike worth R13 900 was stolen from a Strydom Street home in Schoemansville between Thursday and Sunday while the owners were away.
At the fitness centre behind O’ Hagans, a window was broken and two DVD’s worth R7 000 and a computer worth R6 000 were stolen when the gym was closed between Thursday and Saturday.
Thieves broke the lock to a store room on the Jalalpor Road in Broederstroom but didn’t take anything from there although they took the spare wheel of a trailer on the property. http://www.madibengpulse.co.za/?Task=system&CategoryID=31152&HeadingText=CrimeAlert+270910+sheep#daihatsu
Two religious missions and Makalani Resort at Broederstroom targetted by armed criminals
Three black men who entered a chalet rented by holidaymakers at the Makalani Resort early on Sunday morning stole cell phones and personal belongings. Two of the three had weapons, according to Romano van der Spuy. One of them has been held and is believed to be part of a gang. Names of two of the intruders were supplied by informers.
At the Broederstroom resort of Kyk-kidam, four women were sleeping in a chalet during the early hours of Saturday morning when three males came in and threatened them with a crowbar.
- Luggage containing clothes was taken as well as cell phones but the suitcases were later found - but not the contents.
- In a second incident at the same resort, three mountain bikes worth R5,200 were stolen after thieves cut the fence to get in some time on Friday night. A case of theft and malicious damage to property has been opened.
At the Good Shepherd Retreat in Meerhof, an alarm was set off to which the response company reacted, but they were too late to recover the bedding and curtains that were stolen. Thieves had forced a window open at one of the cottages to gain entry.
At the Welgegund Pelindaba Mission, thieves smashed a back window before stealing a car radio worth R3 000 as well as a CD player and a battery worth R600.
At the Alpha Training and Conference Centre in Broederstroom, a sports bar was broken into and a DSTV decoder worth R1 900 and a DVD player worth R2 000 plus towels were taken.
- Criminals have targeted the area mainly to the south and west of Hartbeespoort Dam this weekend. Mr van der Spuy says that police are going to do crime prevention exercises to combat the situation in these Sectors Two and Three.