Extortionists target township business owners

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LOCAL police have launched a 24-hour hotline to try and curb the growing trend of extortion in and around townships in the city.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said that “weekly operational assessment sessions are convened to determine impact and identify shifts and displacement in the pattern”.

Potelwa added that police have been monitoring a concerning pattern in some identified areas within the Cape Town metropole and a few outlying communities outside the City where reports of business owners being threatened to pay protection money in return for the safety of businesses and property.

“Unfortunately, reports of protection money at the disposal of police have either been relayed through third parties or mainstream and social media. A common thread in these incidents is that the primary victims of the extortion phenomenon rarely report cases to police,” said Potelwa.

More at : https://www.iol.co.za/weekend-argus...s-owners-3e3dc32e-497d-436e-922f-b79cd72a3fce
 

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Yeah those weekly operational assessment sessions must be helping a lot :thumbsup:


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The taxi hitmen / gangsters have even handed out pamphlets to the locals, explaining the extortion, with contact numbers should there be any confusion yet SAPS have done nothing.

SAPS are in possession of a voice note detailing, with names, where each hitman need to be at specific times to start collections yet they do fokkol.
 

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With a weak spineless simp like Cele in charge what do you expect?
With the weak, spineless, corrupt, self serving, stupid, inept cockwombles like the cANCer in charge what do you expect?
 

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Ws only a matter of time until things like this started happening really. The SAPS and metro police are not really geared up to perform their core functions anymore, be that with equipment, technology, or skills, they just don't seem to be able or willing to cope any longer.
 

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Ws only a matter of time until things like this started happening really. The SAPS and metro police are not really geared up to perform their core functions anymore, be that with equipment, technology, or skills, they just don't seem to be able or willing to cope any longer.

Spot on.
The criminals see they getting away with everything... and police are not able/not willing to fix it.

Cele is more worried about his fedora than the country...
 

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The taxi hitmen / gangsters have even handed out pamphlets to the locals, explaining the extortion, with contact numbers should there be any confusion yet SAPS have done nothing.

SAPS are in possession of a voice note detailing, with names, where each hitman need to be at specific times to start collections yet they do fokkol.

Probably get a percentage of the take.
 

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Ws only a matter of time until things like this started happening really. The SAPS and metro police are not really geared up to perform their core functions anymore, be that with equipment, technology, or skills, they just don't seem to be able or willing to cope any longer.

im shocked and amazed, that it took so long.

that and the work they do is undermined by the judicial systems or science labs as recently mentioned etc., or some rubbish like criminals crying that they have rights as well...
 

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The taxi hitmen / gangsters have even handed out pamphlets to the locals, explaining the extortion, with contact numbers should there be any confusion yet SAPS have done nothing.

SAPS are in possession of a voice note detailing, with names, where each hitman need to be at specific times to start collections yet they do fokkol.

So evolving into yet another failed African state where gangsters, extortion and corruption rule the day. Great.
I heard that something similar is happening to night clubs in Cape Town. That will be bad news if it spreads to other businesses as property prices will probably plummet, which won't be good for me :mad:
 

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So evolving into yet another failed African state where gangsters, extortion and corruption rule the day. Great.
I heard that something similar is happening to night clubs in Cape Town. That will be bad news if it spreads to other businesses as property prices will probably plummet, which won't be good for me :mad:
Hasn't that been happening since...the beginning of time?
 

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Remind me what will happen to any of these businesses if they don't pay the government's taxes?

Oh right the police will come and seize their property.
 

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Not just townships

Neighour is a cook at a bakery in Bergvliet. Two (black) gents came in and started knocking off trays of pastries and bread off the shelves. Two lady customers were told to leave as they were addressing the owner

She (the owner) was told that for a sum starting off from R5000 she would be able to prosper.

The SAPS were called afterwards, took a statement and did nothing more. She had their pictures on the CCTV bit was told that these would only be used if the matter progressed. She asked the two SAPS guys if they did not want to prevent crime. They told her that was not their job
 
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