Entries by Bomber Webb

JACKY WEAVER HONOURED WITH ROTARY’S HIGHEST ACCOLADE

The Rotary Club of Knysna recently presented Masithandane’s Jacky Weaver the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. This prestigious award is made to those who have served to the highest standard in contributing to their communities, while showing honesty and integrity in all that they do. “It is the belief of this club that Jacky Weaver is […]

COMMUNITY CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST CRIME

Smutsville resident Bulelani Mbanya tells the top brass of SAPS Knysna that Smutsville needs help in fighting crime. At a public meeting held on Monday 25 November at the Smutsville Community Hall, many residents vented their frustrations regarding the continuous problem of crime in their community. Whilst the members of SAPS and Knysna CPF who […]

ARREST MADE FOR SENSELESS MURDER

Family and friends of Thomas Mollo were both devastated and mystified by his tragic murder on Sunday 10 November. According to his wife, Stella, the forty-two-year-old father had just gone to a Spaza shop 300m from his home in Smutsville, to buy cooldrinks, mobile data and cigarettes. A short while later he staggered back, covered […]

A NEW YEAR SCORE FOR MASITHANDANE

Masithandane has managed to secure the multi-platinum, award-winning band WATERSHED for Sedgefield on New Year’s Eve! This as a fundraiser for the NPO. Watershed, one of the most successful and well-loved bands ever to come out of South Africa, will be celebrating 20 years in 2020. The multi-platinum selling band has released six studio albums […]

MAYOR’S CASE HEARD IN COURT AND DA COUNCILLOR POFADDER RESIGNS

Picture – Ward 11 Councillor Pofadder of the Democratic Alliance. The roller-coaster ride of Knysna’s political scene took another loop yesterday (Tuesday 15 October) when the Democratic Alliance’s Ward 11 Councillor, Donovan Pofadder, tendered his resignation with immediate effect. Worse yet for Knysna’s ruling party, was the content of his resignation letter, which was hand-delivered […]

MAYOR WON’T LEAVE DA

On Monday 30 September DA Mayor Mark Willemse received official notice that his membership of the Democratic Alliance had been terminated. This is the result of a long-term spat between Willemse and the upper echelons of the party, after he and fellow councillor Peter Myers ‘voted their consciences’ in a vote of no confidence against […]

TIME TO TACKLE CRIME

With a sudden spate of armed robberies happening in Knysna, Sedgefield, and Wilderness, it is suspected that an out-of-town ‘crime syndicate’ is working in the area. Residents are being warned to be extra-vigilant, and report any out of the ordinary sightings of vehicles in and around local suburbs. On Monday 30 September an elderly Sedgefield […]

76-YR-OLD MAN MURDERED, TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED

A resident of Paul Kruger Street in Sedgefield’s normally quiet Island suburb was found murdered on Monday night. SAPS have since identified the victim as Peter Henson. His body was discovered by a member of Community Orientated Policing (COP). The COP member had been returning home from another call-out when he saw Henson’s dog running […]

WHAT’S GOING ON?

Political confusion continues to reign (or should that be ‘rain’?) over Knysna Municipality, with fingers pointing in all directions, accusations made left, right and centre, and all of this within one party. In this edition we cover two of the most recent instances in which it seems that Knysna’s ruling party – the Democratic Alliance […]

OVER R100 000 FOR LOCAL CHARITY

It has been said before that the run of Sedgefield’s Melodrama is a ‘win-win-win’ situation, but it is surely worth saying again! Why? Because not only do local audiences get an evening of side-splitting entertainment, watching all the often-familiar faces of locals making outlandish fools of themselves (and more) on stage, but Sedgefield charities get […]