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SACRED ROCK CARVINGS STOLEN

SACRED ROCK CARVINGS STOLEN

Thieves have stolen rock carvings dating back thousands of years originating from the sacred American Indian site in California’s Sierra Nevada region. At least four petroglyphs that were half a meter wide and positioned over four meters above the ground were hacked from lava cliffs in the Eastern Sierra, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

SWELLENDAM HIT BY VIOLENCE

A service delivery protest turned violent leaving shops looted and torched in Swellendam yesterday. eNCA reported that a liquor store had been burned down along with a butchery which was looted overnight. There was a heavy police presence in small farming town along with other Western Cape protest affected areas. The protest was reported to

THIEVES STEAL SONS ASHES

Burglars have broken in to a Roodepoort family home making off with the ashes of 21-year-old Vincent Lemmer on Saturday. The parents of the deceased son have begged the burglars to only return their one sentimental item, the ashes of their son. Mother, Deirdré Lemmer said that she was not ready to let go and

POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR ONE STOLEN PAINTING

Port Elizabeth police recovered four undamaged paintings of the five stolen from the Pretoria Art Museum this weekend. The four paintings – Maggie Laubser’s Cat and Petunias (1936), Hugo Naude’s Hottentot Chief, JH Pierneef’s Eland and Bird (1961) and Irma Stern’s Fishing Boats (1931) – were found underneath a bench at the Ned Geref Kerk

SARU WARNS OF EMAIL FRAUD

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has warned the public of an email scam aimed at Springbok supporters. Members of the public have been receiving emails telling them they have won UK £1m in cash in a Rugby World Cup promotion, by claiming to be a branch of SARU. An extract of the email concludes:

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