LISTEN: Hiker tells of armed robbery, lambastes SANParks

A group of eleven hikers were mugged at gun point while hiking along the coast line from Hout Bay to Sandy Bay.

Reshaad Jakoet spoke to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about an incident that took place in the gully.

He says they were approached by a group of men who had their faces covered pointing fire arms at them, took what they wanted and left.

It was quite a terrifying experience for all of us and frustrating...

Reshaad Jakoet, Hiker

Jakoet says the police responded positively and a rescue team was sent out but says there wasn't a single SANParks ranger during the rescue.

The frustrating things for me is that there is no safety on Table Mountain National Park anymore. The same time that we were mugged, I found out that two tourists were mugged on Signal Hill, a cyclist was stabbed in the Tokai Reserves on the mountain bikes tracks... this is ridiculous.

Reshaad Jakoet, Hiker

I have come to a conclusion that SANParks is unable to guarantee user safety and if they are unable to guarantee safety, whoever are the custodians of that land they need to take it off the SANParks hands and they ensure safety in the park or give it as a mandate to some other organisations

Reshaad Jakoet, Hiker

To hear the rest of the conversation listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : LISTEN: Hiker tells of armed robbery, lambastes SANParks


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