We are told that the entire ‘Yoga Wear’ (Whatever that turns out to be) photoshoot team, ensconced in a ‘luxury villa’ on Table Mountain Cape Town, was robbed and terrified by a masked gang.
Well, what the hell did you expect. You lodge in a secluded villa, miles away from Table Mountain or indeed Cape Town proper , in a villa charging £870.00. Per night! That alone tells everyone around that you have got cash, lots of cash, and valuables, otherwise you would have stayed somewhere a lot cheaper, and much more central.
Ms MacDonnell added: ‘The police told us there was minimal security at the property.
The gang cut a hole through the fence. We were told on arrival that the manager feels so safe he doesn’t even lock his door.
Maybe we were naive, but there’s so much glass in the place, you feel as if you’re in a goldfish bowl.
There you go again, lady. Travelling somewhere without any idea of how dangerous the whole place is. Don’t you read the papers, or check the travel websites (the ones which tell the truth)?
Fact. Some forty-odd years ago, my mate’s wife ran a bakery in a Cape Town suburb, and on a Saturday, the buses which her black staff usually used, did not run, so her head baker, a woman of about fifty, walked about a mile, early in the morning, through heavy bush to get to alternative transport. She came into a clearing, and saw about six ‘skollies’ (vernacular slang for gang members, usually black or coloured,) standing around. Saying a prayer, and stiffening her shoulders, she walked forwards; but was met with ‘More Mama’ (good morning, Mother) and similar greetings; and passed safely on her way to work. Five minutes later, a man walked into the same ambush: and because he would not give in immediately; he died for the sake of One Rand, the equivalent then of about Twenty Pence!
The entire party were incredibly lucky not to have been murdered: and it serves them right for visiting the country with nearly the worst murder rate in the world, the worst rape, worst robbery and the worst stats for corruption in the entire world.
Black Africa Rules: dontcha know?