‘We will remember them’

At the Moths’ Remembrance Day parade on Sunday held at the cenotaph, “flesh” was added to the bones of some of these long-dead sons of Vryheid. A much larger than usual gathering of people heard researcher, Andre Ellinckhuyzen, add “life” to the stone-carved names of those killed during the wars.

Criminals shot dead during robbery

It is believed that four men went into a shop in the area at night, with the intention to loot and rob.

Whoonga seized in CBD drug bust

FIFTY-TWO straws of whoonga (also known as Nyaope) were seized by Vryheid SAPS last week at the Collera Centre on Utrecht Street. Two men were arrested and charged with possession of the drugs, which has an estimated street value of R1 560.

UPDATE: Suspected farm attackers make first court appearance in Danie Swanepoel murder case

The suspects, aged 21 and 23, faced the magistrate as the prosecutor requested that the case be postponed until November 30, pending a decision from the Department of Public Prosecutors to refer the case to the high court. With the family of the deceased all around them, the two accused showed very little emotion when advised that they would remain in police custody until their next appearance.


Armed robbers get away with large amount of cash

THREE armed robbers got away with a large amount of cash stolen from Quik Check last Tuesday.According to Captain Cheryl Venter of Vryheid SAPS, staff were busy with the daily cash-up when the robbery took place.

‘Zombie drug’ hits South Africa

PANIC has risen in South Africa with the synthetic drug Flakka, also known as the ‘zombie drug’, having hit the shores of Durban.

Do not carry large sums of cash, warns SAPS

Members of the public are warned not to carry large amounts of cash. Vryheid SAPS urges residents to consider options that are lower risk. For example, consider making use of cellphone banking and internet transfers to pay accounts, or ATM’s to do banking.

PHOTO GALLERY: Vryheid Tourism – Expanding together to make AbaQulusi great

Vryheid Tourism recently hosted a product holders’ meeting, where roleplayers within the industry came together to exchange views on the future of Vryheid Tourism and celebrate the close of another year of warmth and enthusiasm for the prosperity of the town as a tourist destination.