Cops rescue e-toll supporter

2012-04-26 09:21

Pretoria - A lone ranger who is apparently in favour of Gauteng's e-toll project had to rescued by police during an anti-toll protest in Pretoria, according to a report on Thursday.

Paul de Beer held up a hand-written white placard on a stick saying, "Stop moaning, pay e-toll", at a protest in Pretoria organised by the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu).

Upset Cosatu members descended onto him and broke his placard, reported Beeld newspaper.

The police intervened and escorted him to safety.

  • Bongani - 2012-04-26 09:24

    When I see headline I think it was Uncle Clem.

      David - 2012-04-26 09:30

      LOL you are probably right. I can't believe that anybody could be in favour of this rubbish.

      Kala - 2012-04-26 10:11

      Looks like SANRAL Employees are going around on these articles and issueing thumbs down

      Peter - 2012-04-26 10:12

      Probably a SANRAL Shareholder or a pensioner who is about to lose his investment at Government Employees Pensions Fund

      Felix - 2012-04-26 10:13

      Lol, downvote fairy is here everyone. Two can play at that game ;)

      Zithelo - 2012-04-26 10:13

      hahahaha a cartoon character in real life.

      slymsloot - 2012-04-26 10:19

      It was a stupid prank for a "jackass" style south african movie, here is the video footage: THIS ARTICLE IS VERY MISLEADING, SURELY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS COULD SEE THE WHOLE THING WAS FILMED, AND WAS A PRANK?!

      Alan - 2012-04-26 10:20

      Hahahaha, funny stuff Bongs

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-26 10:26

      Yip, there is clearly a bit of divine intervention with all these maybe one of the IT boyz at news24 perhaps?

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-26 10:34

      Go and watch this video, hilarious! :D You cant take this seriously!

      Rob - 2012-04-26 11:03

      Yeah, I think he was looking for a bit of publicity so that he will get offers to appear in reality programmes because he hasn't a job.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-26 11:08

      okay thumbdowns if you like my comment.....

      Nicole - 2012-04-26 12:28

      Anti-toll Protest Uncle Clem! He must've been the only minority! Protesting on your ace? How suicidal!

      Kala - 2012-04-26 12:32

      LOL Watch the video clip

      James - 2012-04-26 13:19


      Zing - 2012-04-26 14:41

      ROFL - Bongs, you just made my day!

  • thulanit3 - 2012-04-26 09:25

    Lol,,,so he likes the system...!

      Junebugg - 2012-04-26 11:54

      Lmao If I didnt know better I would say "JACKASS" Crew is in South Africa..sounds like their type of stunts

  • Jack - 2012-04-26 09:30

    I hope they're making him pay for the trip - stupid fool!!!

  • Jason - 2012-04-26 09:31

    Maybe it was a dare or it was his bachelors party. ;)

  • Thabo Kgoebane - 2012-04-26 09:36

    This stupid paul de beer doesn't even own a car. He just wanted his 15 second of fame,what a idiotic way of doing that. Next time think b4 u do something idiotic like urself. Ass-hole.

      Thabo Kgoebane - 2012-04-26 09:58

      Leon this is not about the race issue but the reality of life. Petrol is going up and on top of that e-toll will be in effect. How do you expect to survive with all this additional costs at this time when majority of people are experiencing financial difficulties. Be realistic.

      Michael - 2012-04-26 10:03

      Suicidal maybe?

      Sylvia - 2012-05-02 15:12

      Its weird how he made a fool of the media and don't forget to include YOURSELF! It was a movie stunt!! you daft delinquent!! You seem like the type who would think \BORAT\ is a real person and not an act in a movie.... u can teach a pig how to sing and dance but u only gona waste ur time and annoy the PIG!! , this message is for the amusement of others because u won't get it!! U DUMB IDIOT!! At the end of the video clip he gets into his own white bakkie ,I rest my case!U FOOL!!

  • Warwick - 2012-04-26 09:39

    No such pill for 'dumb@ss'.

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-04-26 09:40

    The poor idiot he was mental and lost and his retarders had to come save home. This country is like a movie

      bluzulu - 2012-04-26 10:30

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Dive straight into the Sharks mouth......mind the teeth,

  • robbie.crouch - 2012-04-26 09:46

    Reminds me of the scene out of one of the Die Hard movies... LOL

      Morné - 2012-04-26 10:10

      You mean the one where Bruce Willis walks into Harlem with a racist placard strapped to him? Yep, sounds about right.

  • mokgadim - 2012-04-26 09:47

    Give that man a Bells!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-26 10:31


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      Zithelo - 2012-04-26 10:16

      SCAMRAL thanks this is the perfect term

  • Carry - 2012-04-26 09:53


      craig.a.salter - 2012-04-26 10:12

      There is a vid of it on youtube

      slymsloot - 2012-04-26 10:21


  • Martin - 2012-04-26 09:54

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahah, dude how stupid can you be, aaah some light hearted news regarding the etoll, lmfao

      Martin - 2012-04-26 10:16

      i see 38 sanral supporters are on here giving the down thumbs to everyone

      Martin - 2012-04-26 10:31

      correction 45 traitors

      Martin - 2012-04-26 10:44

      and counting

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-04-26 09:56

    That is what you call massive trolling. Stupid, but still funny in its own way.

  • Marion - 2012-04-26 09:57

    lol - I would have broken his poster over his head!! Wonder how much SANRAL paid him to be a lone ranger.

  • Noluntu - 2012-04-26 09:59

    Hahahaha :)

  • Ashwin - 2012-04-26 10:02

    Oom Piet, (Paul de Beer), wants a job in Government/ SCAMRAL

  • Loo - 2012-04-26 10:03

    This giys father MUST be the one that got the welding tender for the E-toll bridges.. Or maybe he won the tender for cleaning the sensors !!!! All makes sense now.. Or is it that he simply rides a bicycle maybe ???

      Rob - 2012-04-26 10:12

      Gantries, Loo, not bridges!

  • revaro.winkler - 2012-04-26 10:04

    lmfaof some clowns

  • E=MC2 - 2012-04-26 10:04

    what a tit! lol

  • Rob - 2012-04-26 10:12

    Amazing how these Cosatu members would react this way & attack this lone protester. No matter his view on e-tolling, he had a right to " protest. " Typical mindset of these idiots to display intolerance & violence towards anyone who opposes their views. It's always the same people who are prepared to resort to this.

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-04-26 10:14

    so there IS one in every crowd.

  • KATAFRICA - 2012-04-26 10:16

    Looks like Scamral has hired a whole department to click on thumbs down. Lol. They getting desperate. Look judge the people are in favor of us look how many thumbs down we got haha.

  • Anita - 2012-04-26 10:16

    koooo koooo!

  • gregnikitas - 2012-04-26 10:18

    Paul de Beer, you are my hero. Pay your e-toll, or get off my highway, I say!

      dave.prinsloo - 2012-04-26 10:55

      ef you and your highway

      Gloria - 2012-04-26 11:09

      Your company is probably paying for you, is that why you are so happy clappy?

      Dick - 2012-04-26 11:41

      Greg, we understand why you support the toll roads... it's because you are a Greek Man, and we all know greek men like getting shafted up the rear

      gregnikitas - 2012-04-26 11:44

      I'm afraid my company is not paying for me no. It's strange that from all the crime in the country (and you are probably one who complains about the crime) one still has to convince people like you to abide by rules and conform to what regulations are in place. So in my eyes, you're part of the problem.

      Anita - 2012-04-26 11:48

      You were the teachers pet, weren't you?

      gregnikitas - 2012-04-26 11:56

      Dick and Anita, it's sad how you have resorted this to personal comments in order to support your views on another matter entirely. Please stick to the topic at hand. Thank You.

      dave.prinsloo - 2012-04-26 15:32

      following rules because they are rules is not how apartheid was beaten. Fighting injustice is not done by shutting up and following the rules. Grow a pair, yellowbelly!

      gregnikitas - 2012-04-27 07:19

      Dave, I find it strange how you can compare Apartheid to e-tolling? I've never seen anyone complain about the toll gates down to Durban but now just because the rest of the herd are complaining, you seem to want to be with the in crowd? What if the GFIP has saved 30 lives? What if its avoided 100 accidents with the improvement of the highways? Can you honestly say you wouldn't pay if you knew that unknown?

  • zipho500 - 2012-04-26 10:23

    So many thumbdowns! i bet scamral is getting desperate! Thumbdown that!!!

  • jannie.debeer - 2012-04-26 10:25

    Paul Revere, no family of mine. Silly brave bast**d. Ai, die de Beers, snaakse nasie.

  • berni.venter - 2012-04-26 10:40

    Well done News24! If there was ever any doubt as to the quality of your reporting here is the proof! Free publicity for a South African movie BUSTING CHOPS/TJOPS... go watch the clip

  • Jayson - 2012-04-26 10:45

    This is hilarious. To thumb or not to thumb,,,,,that is the question.

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-04-26 11:00

    this guy is a hero

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-04-26 11:01

    If you feel the uncontrollable urge to troll, do it in front of your computer ... not in front of an angry mob.

      jurgen.eksteen - 2012-04-26 11:03

      I just thought of an awesome poster!! Imagine a photo of this guy and his plaque on one side and the charging angry mob on the other side with the caption: TROLLING You're doing it wrong!!

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-04-26 11:01

    this guy is an idiot

      Gloria - 2012-04-26 11:12

      LOL. I get you!! They all busy on the Beeld comments now!

  • baasdebeer - 2012-04-26 11:04

    Hehe, I loved it! If you've missed the video of the incident, check it out: I for one think that it was a harmless prank. It made people smile, while the so-called "real" news is much more depressing.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-04-26 11:53

    Which just goes to prove that when all is said and done, an idiot is indeed born every 30 seconds. Mr. de Beer hasn't been taking his meds again!

  • Takalani - 2012-04-26 13:20

    He works with Guptas!!!fk the etoll!!

  • Deon - 2012-04-26 14:12

    a Prank that would have made Leon Schuster smile and most fell for it!

  • Adoons - 2012-04-26 14:44

    They should have broken his arms.

      Rhouda - 2012-04-30 17:14

      Why resort to violence when the guy was just having fun? That's why the world is so screwed up, people don't know how to communicate anymore, they prefer being babaric,

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  • Dave - 2012-04-26 19:22

    Sigh...... Can't you people see that it was a joke? A "jackass" style prank for crying out loud!!!!!!! And for the hard of hearing, or those bereft of a sense of humour: IT WAS A PRANK FFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nikki Bodenstein - 2012-04-27 01:21

    Hahaha, he's lucky they didn't break his legs!

  • Rhouda - 2012-04-30 17:10

    Thanks Paul for giving me a good hearty laugh, I thought the whole episode was hilarious, you're crazy!

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