Tuesday, July 19, 2011

6 arrested for 'renaming' Mandela Drive


Six men have been arrested for allegedly using stickers to rename Nelson Mandela Drive to Clive Derby-Lewis Street on directional boards in Pretoria, police said on Monday.
Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said the six white men were caught on CCTV cameras along Nelson Mandela Drive in Sunnyside on Sunday night.

"white men". Funny how when someone white is murdered out of racism eg ET or any of the unfortunate farmers,"black" is never mentioned. Is that because we assume that all blacks commit crime or is it because blacks can't be racist? Hmmmm

"The police rushed to the scene and arrested the six who were found with several replacement stickers. They were immediately arrested and taken to Sunnyside police station."

What amazes me is the fast reaction of the cops. Where is this efficiency when people are being killed, raped and robbed?

They refused to explain their actions to police.

The men, aged between 25 and 38, were charged with malicious damage to property and expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. Ndou said they had not been linked to any right-wing movements.

In most countries this would be viewed as a prank, and the perpetrators would have been let off with a warning.....

Derby-Lewis, a former Conservative Party politician, is serving a life sentence for his role in the assassination of SA Communist Party secretary general Chris Hani.

Hani was assassinated on April 10 1993 outside his home in Dawn Park, Boksburg.

Using a gun provided by Derby-Lewis, Polish far-right immigrant Janusz Walus shot him in the head as he stepped out of his car.

We cant catch rapists, murderers, robbers, hijackers, fraudsters, taxi drivers, corrupt government officials, but man don't ever ever cause malicious damage to property. Cos you in jail before the sticker glue is dry



  1. clearly you see nothing wrong with these people placing stickers of the name of a person who supported the murder of a black politicians in the days of apartheid in this country... the police acted accordingly and i see nothing wrong with placing the guys under arrest.. thats not a prank its a message "there are still whites out there who are still racists".. simple and plain>>

  2. I totally agree with Anonymous's comment. These people absolutely deserved that kind of punishment. A prank is something that could cause a chuckle or a little bit of embarrassment to someone. This is an insult, Clive Derby was no hero, he was behind the MURDER of another human being. As you can see in the images, it looks as though one of the images is a snapshot from a video,that is probably what caused the rapid response. If anything this shows how efficient street cameras are in the fight against crime!