Nabbed: Man stole 19th century copies of ‘Witness’ from library

2008-07-08 00:00

A community-minded member of the public helped stop the pillaging of a rare historical archive in the city.

The drama started on Friday when the concerned citizen, who does not want to be named, walked into the antique shop and spotted bound copies of The Natal Witness from about 1860 to 1890 on display. He mentioned this to a relative who works at The Witness. The items were not part of the newspaper’s collection and enquiries by Witness staff alerted librarians and archivists around the city. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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