SA family attacked on 4x4 trip in Zambia

2012-06-27 11:48
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Cape Town - Four members of a South African family on a five-month African road trip have been robbed by an armed gang in Zambia.

The Cape Argus reported that men armed with knives attacked the Kellet family from Claremont in Cape Town on a dirt road near Victoria Falls in Zambia.

Andrew and Marie-Louise Kellett, and their two children, Camdyn, 11, and Summer-Ann, 7, were not seriously injured but were robbed of crucial gear and equipment.

The family had been recounting their experiences on a weekly blog - Africa Through Their Eyes - on www.gravity.co.za.

"We were on a dirt road about 2km off the main tar road to the falls when we stopped at a viewing point. Three masked men… attacked the vehicle, dragging us out and demanding money," said Andrew Kellett.
 
“They roughed us up and took our cash, camera and video equipment, GPS, inverter and compressor, cellphones and more... They deflated the tyres and took our keys, but I had a spare set… it will be hard to document our trip.”

 
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