Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Table Mountain muggings on the down low

By Odette Ismail
09 April 2007

There has reportedly been no report of any muggings on Table Mountain over the Easter weekend.

Volunteers of the Table Mountain Safety Action Group (TSMAG) told the daily paper that they were deployed along necessary routes since Thursday.

Volunteers went on bicycles yesterday to do a test run fro next weekend.

This was the first run for the TSMAG, in which they are promoting a safer environment for locals and tourists in the mountain after number of muggings took place.

Ray Chaplin spokesperson for TSMAG says, "The Table Mountain Safety Action Group, as mandated by Table Mountain National Park, is actively looking for suspected criminals and potential victims .The volunteers undertake patrols and observation, as well as education of the public."

Chaplin also confirms that people are more aware now and he noticed that people come in groups rather than walking alone.

Permanent signs of dangers may also be erected to warn hikers. Chaplin says he would like to involve the informal car guards to be on alert for criminals as he wants this initiative to be wider than just public involvement.

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, 10 April, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog has been mis-quoted from other newspaper articles and radio interviews.

The Table Mountain Safety Action Group, as mandated by Table Mountain National Park, is actively looking for BOTH SUSPECTED CRIMINALS AND POTENTIAL VICTIMS.

The volunteers undertake patrols and observation, as well as education of the public.

Kind regards

Ray D. Chaplin
Spokesperson / Communications
Table Mountain Safety Action Group
www.3poles.co.za/maketablemountainsafe

 
At Tuesday, 10 April, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please also note that this is not just for tourists... but also for locals!!!

Many of the routes we cover are not popular tourists routes.

Kind regards

Spokesperson / Communications
Table Mountain Safety Action Group
www.3poles.co.za/maketablemountainsafe

 

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