Thieves dance the Limpopo polka

Thieves dance the Limpopo polka

A bunch of greedy Polokwane burgers find themselves outsmarted by the biggest shark in this small-town's pond.

‘FOLLOW ME TO EDEN’ was once a bumper-sticker campaign of Limpopo’s provincial government. It never took off. On the other hand, our northernmost province seems to have established itself as an Eden for swindlers of all sorts. Most have taken up residence in the 50,000-or-so household capital, Polokwane, following the simple logic that the smaller the lagoon, the fewer sharks to share the bait.

The rural gullibility of the locals guarantees that no scamster will leave empty-handed. But don’t assume that a small-town payoff is of necessity a small thing – executed correctly, a good scam in the countryside can reap rewards that make urban sophisticates like Yengeni and Shaik look like farmboys.

So dear readers, welcome on stage “The Namibian”:

Redelinghuys (51), one of the hottest conmen Keetmanshoop has produced in a while, for many years Tzaneen’s best-known and wealthiest resident and more recently the mastermind of a multimillion rand swindle that has left Polokwane a lot poorer – and a little wiser.

 

 

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Thieves dance the Limpopo polka

Thieves dance the Limpopo polka

A bunch of greedy Polokwane burgers find themselves outsmarted by the biggest shark in this small-town's pond. ‘FOLLOW ME TO EDEN’ was once a bumper-sticker campaign of Limpopo’s provincial government. It never took off. ...

Trust me - I'll look after your little ones...

Trust me - I'll look after your little ones...

'Commissioner' George Fivaz has one eye on your kids (and the other on your money) ...

Kebble trouble

Kebble trouble

It just won't go away   ...

Pop star's shyster pop

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Karma-Ann Swanepoel's father accused of stealing life insurance payout ...

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Metro Mike loses it w ANC finds debate unnecessary ...

Turbulent Oasis

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Unnatural causes

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Somali refugees are returning to their war-ravaged homeland rather than face the perils of life in the Western Cape ...

Dear Reader

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 w Kebble's ha'penny worth w Looking after their own interests ...