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Africa News of Sunday, 12 January 2020


11 tourists robbed at gunpoint in Khayelitsha

A 72-hour activation plan is in place to track down five men who robbed 11 tourists at gunpoint in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Western Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa, said the group of tourists had been visiting a Khayelitsha gardening project in Site C on Friday.

The tourists, understood to be from the United States, were accompanied by a local tour guide.

"Five armed men made their way into the premises of a school where [the tourists] were. The suspects, wearing reflector jackets, ordered the group into a vehicle and robbed them," said Potelwa.

The men made off with cameras, cellphones and wallets.

No one was injured.

"Khayelitsha detectives later visited the group at their hotel and took statements. Counselling services were offered."

Anyone who has information that can assist police in the investigation can contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.