Six men in Vryheid have come forward admitting they were victims of the scam.
It was reported that four unidentified males had attempted to stop a passing truck at the entrance to Grootgewacht Dam, by throwing stones at the truck as it approached.
Switching on the windscreen wipers only made things worse for the businesswoman as it became impossible for her to see through the oily smears.
Aside from their dedication to curbing criminal activity, Vryheid Neighbourhood Watch also assists families in need with food and clothing, another initiative that relies completely on the support of the community.
Since our last report, support for the foot patrollers has grown and so has the crew, with an additional two members joining in the foot patrols.
Unfortunately for them, the home they chose to harass was that of a Vryheid Neighbourhood Watch member who turned out to be more than well equipped to defend himself.
Despite the chilly evenings, when most would be content to be indoors, these patrollers have undertaken the duty of scouring the neighbourhoods for criminal activity.
While drought is a natural calamity and it initially brought on the fragile water situation in Vryheid, there are far more sinister forces at play now threatening to send our natural resources back on the downward spiral that resulted in an entire community being left without running water for more than a year.
Hlobane SAPS and Vryheid SAPS discovered the makeshift mandrax ‘kitchen’ approximately 20 metres from a Hlobane homestead.
Members of Vryheid Neighbourhood Watch responded to a call for assistance after a house in Uitlander Street was targeted by a daylight robber.
Knowing indicators of human trafficking and some follow up questions will help you act on your gut feeling that something is wrong and report it.