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British tourists robbed at Addo

2011-04-04 19:04

Johannesburg - A spokesperson for the Eastern Cape police,  Priscilla Naidu, says two British tourists have been robbed of possessions worth about R71 000 while staying at the Addo Elephant National Park.

Naidu said the tourists had been woken early on Monday by two men who threatened them with a crowbar and a rock.

They ransacked the tourists' chalet at the Elephant House bed and breakfast and fled with cellphones, money, clothing, music players and other items.

Naidu said the robbers were found a short while later in Nomathansanqa village. The stolen items were found in their house and in nearby bushes.

The tourists, both of them men, decided to return to the United Kingdom.

The robbers, both aged 23, will appear in the Addo Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on charges of housebreaking and robbery.

Comments
  • Pierre Celliers - 2011-04-04 19:25

    WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA!!!!

      k1dbl4ck - 2011-04-04 19:29

      yea. mind the foragers.

      leerobbertse - 2011-04-04 20:46

      Ja, shame these poor underprivileged and previously oppressed people, just try to make a living, hope the British guys gave them a hug before they left SA.

  • Brieuse - 2011-04-04 19:31

    It is almost as if our locals want our tourism to fail.

  • shrubber - 2011-04-04 19:37

    Oh come on! The B & B is not AT the Addo Elephant Park.... but near it! More cuck reporting....

      Frans Jooste - 2011-04-04 19:58

      I agree...it is 8 km away from the addo gate

      Chris - 2011-04-04 20:16

      The Cops can never get anything right. We have been fighting to get the Addo police station sorted out!! Recently got captain replaced We now need to get the prosecutor changed because the present one does not prosecute!

  • Hungwe - 2011-04-04 20:07

    Brilliant for South African Tourism Promotion - Could we please have a comment from our tame ANCYL robot on a chain called Julius, who can't dance like a monkey, think in a logical manner, or do woodwork? Although he can drink the expensive Scotch amber liquid made by those of a pale pigmentation who he hates so much. His own drink should in fact be homemade sorghum beer enjoyed in the shade under the mango trees in his tribal kraal.

      Jamesons - 2011-04-04 20:46

      Sounds like you have been drinking on a Monday night too.

      Explore.@24.com - 2011-04-05 08:28

      "South Africa - Its possibil". Visit SA and the possibility of getting robbed, raped or killed is high.

  • Monica - 2011-04-04 20:20

    Carry on like this and we will be like Zimbabwe where no one wants to visit; come on fat cats in the police force and ANC; stop kidding yourselves. They are going to tell friends and friends will tell more friends and friends will tell even more friends about this dangerous country we live in. They were only here on holiday. We live with this every single day of our lives!

      andy - 2011-04-04 22:00

      i have just returned from a fabulous holiday in Zim including the falls . lots of tourists there , wonderful locals , great service - if our service was as good there would be even more tourists !

  • Stephen - 2011-04-04 21:36

    Any idiot who carries R71,000 worth of goods with him on holiday is looking for trouble - ANYWHERE in the world.

      Antianc - 2011-04-04 21:44

      The cell phones and maybe a rolex whatch could be R71000.00

      Bob - 2011-04-04 22:57

      2 cellphones, a digital SLR camera, a digital camcorder, a watch, jewelry, etc - maybe because you saved up and want to take memories home. Sue them for wanting to enjoy their holiday eh?

      Pasha - 2011-04-05 11:56

      Steven you need much in photography equipment to reach that value. And they they were on holiday so there would have been accommodation transport and petrol to pay not to take about entrance fees and food. It doesnt take much to reach that value

  • bushluvngirl - 2011-04-04 21:42

    And the financial loss and negative light that this unneccesary incident places The Elephant House in will be felt for years. A wonderful place to stay, a pity that this had to happen. Addo is a wonderful town!

  • motsokwane - 2011-04-04 21:43

    I wonder why didn't the owner of the B&B ensure the safety of his visitors, by hiring a security company to patrol his grounds.He will be sued one day,he is lucky no one died.Selfish, wanting to gain,gain and gain while disregarding the safety of the people he took money from.

      Greg - 2011-04-05 11:26

      They do have security mate,they have alarms and burglar bars, what more can you do?????????? Your comment is stupid. Crime is a free for all in this valley. You have no right to judge the owners without knowing the facts.

  • Mpuma Fred - 2011-04-04 22:21

    and amazingly the good work of the police seems to be missed in all the comments. They caught the guys and before you all howl about the fact that they will just get freed to continue their robbing. No difference from anywhere else in the world. go and have a look at this link then keep quite - it a worldy phenomonon http://www.google.co.za/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ACPW_enZA366ZA366&q=tourist+robbed

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