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Magaliesberg Crime Wave

Magaliesberg Crime Wave:

Grant Rens has reported that there is a crime wave taking place in the Magaliesberg area.

Reports of numerous armed robberies taking place all around the area of Grootkloof & Cedarberg Tonquani.  In specific they have attacked the Sparkling Waters hotel & Mountain Sanctuary.

The police are investigating but it does not mean they will be in a place to protect you if you are out in the bush.  It is recommended that you either avoid the area completely or contact the mountain club to hire an armed escort

If you are able to help in any way contact Uschi at the Joburg Mountain Club on 011 807 1310

 

13 Responses to Magaliesberg Crime Wave

  1. alex b Feb 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    that sucks thanks for the update

  2. Dicken Feb 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    HI there,
    4 people tied-up and beaten at their home last Sunda, valuables taken by 5 black men. .Sparkling Waters Hotel armed robbers held-up guests, 3 of our friends were walking in the Mountain Sanctuary area and all were attacked, tied-up and threatened with guns and iron bars ( ” We will kill you unless you take us to your home, we have already killed a security guard.”) they took the robbers to their property and gave them money, cell phones, lap-tops etc. Near-by cafe was held-up. Suspects are believed to be 10 Zimbabweans who were laid-off at Marikanna mines. Police, local people, helicopter and tracker-dogs have failed to find the criminals…keep away.

  3. Ebert Feb 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Another chosspile story again, does this mean we get too walk in with 9mms and machetes again?

    Ebert
    seriously now, safety is #1 importance

  4. Chaos Feb 11, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    This country has turned into one sick sh#it hole. we may have all the beauty and awesome rock in the world, but its being taken away from us by sub-human savages… dont see it getting any better within the forseaable future either. Sad story.

  5. wesley Feb 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    @Chaos Calm dude… It has always been sick sh@t hole for most of the people in this country. Now at least everyone can share in the pain.

    Be careful out there.

  6. Chaos Feb 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    wow, that sets it all in perspective, doesnt it

  7. jacques Feb 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    whoa, Brian, that comment shocked me to silence. Inserted a moment of reflection. Not pulling your leg.

  8. Pierre Feb 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    What comment did Brian make? Was it deleted?

  9. Justin Lawson Feb 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    No comments have been deleted – not sure what Jacques means.

  10. jacques Feb 12, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    sorry guys, meant wesleys comment. Wus at the end of a challenging work day… Piece:-)

  11. Ebert Feb 12, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    True what Wes is saying, it all comes down too, shooting (in self defense) a mugger and the rest will learn. Im going for my 9mm licence and will have no problem trying to defend the life of myself and my friends when in the mountains. If this method is frowned upon, we also considering compound bows.

    Ebert
    this is happening, talking about it isnt gonna fix it

  12. Justin Lawson Feb 13, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    From MCSA JHB chairman:

    We can report some good news on the crime situation in the Magaliesberg. A number of arrests have been made in the Magaliesberg kloofs area by the police and with the assistance of staff members of local establishments. We hope that the area is returning to the situation we faced last year – not completely safe yet, but hopefully the wave of crime we have experienced recently will subside to a degree now. Therefore, we would like to lift the warning issued earlier to our members not to vsit the Tonquani/Cedarberg/Boulderkloof and Grootkloof areas, although we continue to advise our members to exercise caution when visiting these areas.

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