High Noon at E Cape saloon

High Noon at E Cape saloon

Gavin Foster tells us how a smooth-tongued stranger in a black hat, Pieter van Wyk,  strides into town, talks the local hotelier, Nigel Owles, out of his business and then starts turning the screws.  The locals send messengers galloping over the hills to summon the forces of law and order, but nobody answers their call because, well, somebody fired the sheriff. Sound like a typical 1960s matinée Western?

Maybe, but this is pretty much what’s happening in the Eastern Cape village of Rhodes, where the legal owner of the village’s only hotel lives in a borrowed caravan, while the man who usurped him occupies his premises, plunders his business and ignores two eviction orders.

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Submitted by : John Miller on 2013-04-29 20:57:37
Only a well placed lead bullet is what the Van Wyk's of this world understand. South Africa is overrun with them. They all should be removed from the gene pool. Period.
Submitted by : Willem Van Zyl of Somerset West on 2013-04-26 17:17:35
Hoes poep en lippeklap Nige


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