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Businesses on high alert TAURIQ HASSEN

MAITLAND businesses are being warned to be more cautious and vigilant this festive season. In one day, two reported robberies occurred in the same area and another incident claimed the life of an employee, sending waves of concerns through the business community. The two incidents unfolded on Saturday 1 December in Koeberg Road, the first occurring at 05:15. The suspect pretended to be shopping, when he pepper sprayed the victim, grabbed the money in the cash register and fled. During the second incident, at 12:50, the suspect also pretended to

be shopping, before pulling out a pair of scissors and threatening the victim. The suspect escaped with the money in the cash register. The third incident, also in Koeberg Road, unfolded on Thursday 6 December, at17:45. Five five armed suspects entered a business and demanded money. The suspects forced the workers into the back of the company bakkie before ransacking the business. One shot was fired during the ordeal, which fatally wounded one of the workers. The suspects managed to escape with three cellphones. Dilshaad Mohamed, a business owner in Maitland, heard of the robberies and decided to take the cau-

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tious approach of closing her doors an hour earlier. “It really is quite scary to think of this. You don’t know when these guys will come bursting through your doors and possibly put a bullet through your head,” she says. Mohamed explains that business owners are aware of the dangers of trading during the festive season, claiming people become “desperate and irresponsible”. “They start doing stupid things just to make sure they have a little bit of money in their pockets. Robberies can occur any given day, but especially during the festive season. “You have to be a bit more alert,” she says. David Reddy is a business owner

caution”. Vukubi explains that owners are urged to take note of each customer who enters the business, particularly if their actions come across as suspicious. If so, they should be reported to police immediately. Security cameras should be installed and suspicious-looking persons should be taken note of before opening the business. “Business owners must be more alert and vigilant when trading, because during the festive period, you will find lots of these opportunistic crimes happening,” Vukubi adds. Anyone with information on any of the incidents is urged to contact Detective Constable Jantjies at Maitland police on 0 (021) 506 9400.

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Parade bargains – it’s a steal TAURIQ HASSEN

TRADING on the Grand Parade in the city centre is being threatened by ongoing theft committed by “opportunistic” vagrants loitering at the market. It is understood thousands of rands of goods are stolen annually and traders believe there is very little that can be done as the market is situated close to one of Cape Town’s major transport interchanges. One trader, Nuraan Daniels, explains that theft from stalls is nothing new and in most cases, is only discovered when stock is being recorded. Daniels has been trading on the Grand Parade for nine years, dealing in fabrics and materials, but has already lost R2 000 worth of goods this year. “It really is quite sad and very difficult for the traders to deal with, because everyone out here is trying to make a living. It really is a huge setback when you discover your losses due to theft,” she says. Daniels adds a number of vagrants had already been caught red-handed this year, stealing items such as materials, clothing and accessories from her stall. Freddie van Niekerk is a trader selling clothing and accessories and has already lost R3 500 this year. He blames “opportunistic” vagrants loitering around the Grand Parade and says: “You do feel for them and I, for one, completely understand that it must be hard living on the street. However, we are also doing this everyday to support our families and when we have to go home and explain these losses, it is quite hard.” Aneesah Galant is a former trader at the market and cracked under the pressure of theft. She was forced to pack up her stall. Galant lost over R6 000 worth of crockery,

pots and other kitchen appliances over a twoyear period at the market. She says: “That really broke my heart, because I pumped so much money into that stall and our family was heavily dependent on the finances generated from that stall. I had to close just before I hit rock bottom.” In one day, Galant lost R1 000 worth of goods, when three vagrants were involved in an incident that unfolded at her stall in 2010. She explains how one vagrant distracted her while the other two walked off with her goods. “You cannot really blame anybody and you can put more security here, but that will not take away the problem around vagrants,” Galant says. Richard Bosman, the Executive Director for Safety and Security for the City of Cape Town, says the City is aware of the problems around the Grand Parade, but confirms that “no concerns were reported”. He adds the City plans to introduce seasonal Law Enforcement officers to patrol the area and the City’s Social Development department will play a role with relocating the vagrants to the homeless shelters or “their reintegration into the family or community from which they came”. “This will be done in an integrated approach, whereby a written survey of all the street people living and working on the Grand Parade will be carried out by the Displaced People’s Unit and Social Development,” Bosman says. Once the social intervention has been carried out and people have relocated back into their communities, reunited with family and friends, into night shelters or into any of the City’s street people programmes, those left behind will be in contravention of the bylaws and will be dealt with via the Community Courts. “Crime and grime is always detrimental to any area,” he adds.


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Fresh life for TTrafalgar rafalgar Park TAURIQ HASSEN

FACE­LIFT: Trafalgar Park in Searle Street is in line to be rejuvenated. Photo: Tauriq Hassen

AN AGES-OLD recreational facility in Woodstock could stand a chance to be rejuvenated. Trafalgar Park was recently transformed from just another urban park into an unexpected event space to host the Cape Town Partnership’s annual stakeholders function, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and the Cape Heritage Trust. The event also presented an opportunity to discuss plans to rejuvenate Trafalgar Park, generating some excitement within the community. Resident Hashiem Adams is thrilled about the proposed plans to rejuvenate the park. “There is so much potential at this park and it’s by time that something gets done to bring out the real beauty of this facility,” he says. He stresses that ensuring the park remains “properly secured” once rejuvenated should be the top priority for council. “There are lots of good things and bad things that happen inside this park, but if the council fences off the property correctly, we as residents and the public can only enjoy the good things,” Adams says. Jessica Vermijl has been living in Woodstock for six years and says that rejuvenating the Trafalgar Park is a process that is “long overdue”. She explains that the park has so many positive factors to exploit and the area could be turned into one of Cape Town’s main attractions, if done correctly. “In the Netherlands, facilities such as these are well guarded and fenced off. The rich history and historical features are closely monitored and that really needs to feature at this park,” she says. Trafalgar Park contains a small 19th century incinerator, which is also known as “The Destructor” and is believed to have been used to destroy undelivered mail or confidential city documents. The park also has a public swimming pool and runs over three hectares, all the way

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“This event is a demonstration of the potential for creative use of our public open spaces,” he adds. If any community members or stakeholders are interested in becoming involved in the rejuvenation of Trafalgar Park, contact Jodi Allemeier, the Central City Development Strategy manager for the Cape Town Partnership at 2 Jodi@capetownpartneship.co.za.

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WITH the holiday season in full swing, people from across the country – and around the world – will be flocking to Cape Town to take in her magnificent sights and adventurous experiences. But many a Capetonian has not experienced the countless attractions the Mother City has to offer. People’s Post interns Luzuko Zini and Tarren-Lee Habelgaarn asked readers whether they will be tourists in their hometown.

TRAVELLING: Shaun Colclough says he will be in and out of the province. “I’m going to Stil­ baai with my family for Christmas and then, in the new year, I will go to Kenton.”

PEACEFUL: Reggie Robyn says: “I like visiting the beaches and winelands during the holidays – sometimes I take the entire family. Other times I prefer to travel alone.”

AFFORDABLE: Frank Krieger says: “You must remember not everyone can afford it, but those who can should visit as many tourist attrac­ tions as they can and help those who can’t.”

NO PLANS OF GOING ANYWHERE: Noma­Afrika Menze says: I’m not going anywhere these holi­ days, I will be spending most of my time at the beach.”

LOCAL PLACES: Vuyisa Doro says he will be around Cape Town during the holidays. “Long Street and the beach are the places I will be going to.”

NATURAL BEAUTY: Jenny Spiro says: “We love taking the children to the urban park, Kirsten­ bosch and beaches because it doesn’t cost a cent and the whole family can enjoy it.”

NOWHERE TO GO: Kim Alexander says: “I’m not going anywhere this festive season because I will be working. I have two jobs that keep me busy.”


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Last Thursday Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille reiterated her commitment to the annual carnival by signing an agreement with various minstrel association representatives. The signing ceremony is a culmination of an extensive and lengthy process which involved engaging with the various associations to ensure the prestigious event is successful and one all Capetonians can be proud of. “We are formalising our relationship with the representatives of the various minstrels’ associations to ensure that we are fully prepared to make this year’s carnival a spectac-

ular event,” De Lille said. The City has offered to provide R3.5m worth of logistical and support services such as traffic control, safety and security, Law Enforcement and cleansing to ensure that the event is properly controlled and managed in the best interest of the minstrels, spectators and the City. “Since assuming office last year, the administration I lead has worked hard to reach out to different cultural groups to ensure they feel part of an inclusive city,” she said. De Lille remained adamant the City is determined to grow the Tweede Nuwejaar Minstrel Carnival into an event that enjoys the status of similar cultural celebrations throughout the world. “The City recognises the potential of events like this in fostering social cohesion in Cape Town,” she added.

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A look at the year that was TAURIQ HASSEN

IN A YEAR filled with news that got you talking, People’s Post takes a look back at some of 2012’s biggest stories in your area. January The year started off on a positive note when Western Cape matriculants came out tops with a pass rate of 82,9% – up from 76,6% in 2010. Salt River High School jumped from 66% in 2010 to 87,7% in 2011, Kensington High School produced an 82,9% pass rate, Maitland High School recorded a 68,2% pass rate and Queens Park High School obtained 69,1% pass rate.

February A new job creation project was started in the Walmer Estate and Salt River communities. The Area Cleaning Project cost the City of Cape Town around R551 000 and stemmed from a number of complaints about the areas’ lack of cleanliness. Locals were selected from the City’s Job Seekers database to form part of this project. In Salt River, the project’s focus was on street cleaning and garbage removal, with R338 000 allocated towards this. In Walmer Estate, alien vegetation removal and general cleaning cost the City around R213 000.

March Improvement districts in Observatory and Woodstock were relieved to find out that council agreed to extend their implementation plans until June 2017. This came after the applications were advertised last year, calling for objections and comments from the local communities, which were “unanimously” approved at a meeting in November 2010. April The Woodstock Community Police Forum was officially dissolved and told to go back to the drawing board. The “illegitimate” forum was told by the Western Cape Community Police Board that the forum would be dissolved after the election process had not followed the constitution. Rumours quickly spread that the forum had been disbanded after officials had discovered that an unconstitutional election took place. The forum was dubbed by the board as “illegal”.’

May Residents at the Peace Accord informal settlement inside the Maitland Cemetery were given the option by the City of Cape Town to move to Bardale, Mfuleni. However, some residents resisted, claiming that starting a life in Mfuleni would be difficult and they would remain at the site. June Pupils and staff at Zonnebleom Nest Senior Secondary School were still anxious about the fate of their school. They still had no decision of whether their school would remain open after it was revealed Zonnebloem was on a list of 27 schools facing closure by the provincial education department. The schools were being closed due to poor results and dwindling numbers. July The Maitland Cemetery was discovered to be running out of space as most of the plots were already occupied. Cape Town City Parks confirmed at the time that they were considering establishing two new cemeteries, with plans meant to go into its final stages. The City also started encouraging the public to start making use of Maitland’s pilot mausoleum project that was launched in 2010. The City decided to build 144 crypts in a bid to address the shortage of burial space and work around the problems posed by the high water table.

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Tuesday 18 December 2012

Wrapped

SAINT Paul says we should “eat, drink and be merry”. That is a perfect description of the festive season. Some people are caught up in the fever-pitch throes of spending, buying and wrapping those gifts. It is the time of year of expectation and returning gifts best left on a shelf. The day after Christmas, Boxing Day, is one of the busiest days in the retail sector, what with all those returns or unwanted gifts being converted to cash. It is also a time, to borrow a phrase, when many buy items they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like with money they have yet to earn. Instead of hovering at a shelf to dither over price versus value, there are countless gifts no store could ever stock. These, too, can be gifted. For those at a loss over what to give to whom, there are options. Cast your glance at others around you. Perhaps they really do not need more clothes, but others would be happy to take your old clothes gathering dust in the corner of your cupboard. What about your “fat” clothes or “thin” clothes you may never again wear? Give it to a shelter or the Salvation Army. Demand is at a premium for blood. This is a product man cannot make. When you donate blood, your own stock is replenished in good time. Spend your cash wisely. Remember a loved one who has passed on in the year by making a pledge to a worthy cause. Pick one in honour of your late relative or friend. There are other gifts you could never buy, like showing some patience towards cashiers. They are particularly under pressure this time of year and could do with some courtesy. Prepare a meal for the homeless, spend some time with people in hospitals or special care centres, give a smile to someone else or a visit to an elderly neighbour. Whatever you give, the choice remains yours.

Jobs ffirst irst A Christmas Christmas wit without hout loved ones I AM writing this letter on behalf of those who lost a loved one – whether through illness, accident or heartbreak. For me 2012 (and it is not yet over) has been a year of great loss, pain, hurt, anger and all those emotions in one, but I am still standing. I lost my dad to cancer in March. He was a great man; my mentor, the one I shared my aspirations with, the one who always had a positive spin to things even if it seemed like nothing would come right. His death left a void that cannot ever be filled. Sometimes I walk around and see older men and I long for him. I talk to people and they talk about their dads and I long for him. I comfort myself with the knowledge he wanted me there when he passed on and I was there. I opened the door so he could go peacefully. I sometimes block out that he is gone. I wonShe tells her story Of emotional abuse And it wasn’t easy Each sentence was a story on its own She has no clue Of what’s right or wrong Years of self-doubt Blame and shame Crying and trying To please him Has left its mark Guilt eating her alive For her children Were damaged And all she wants

der how Christmas will be without him for the first time this year and it hurts. But I will survive it; others did so before me. I lost my uncle also to cancer a few months after my dad, but he didn’t suffer long. His death is also a great loss to my family. He was a good uncle, spoilt all the cousins and always had time to talk and encourage. Neighbours passed on, too, and people keep saying “it was their time”. I don’t believe in that. God decides when it is our time to go. My family is going through a lot of other things now, but I believe it is because our strength is being tested. We are strong people and will overcome. I wish to say to those in a similar situation: nothing is stronger than our faith in God and I wish everyone a blessed Christmas and everything that is good for 2013. TANYA MISEROOLE

Tell her story Was a roof over their heads? Scars left, where the eyes can’t see Broken, and mentally tired She had to go on Her emotions, running high Stripped of her identity Drained she can’t find a way to go on Day after day She listened to him say How bad and useless she was

Nothing she ever did was right He screamed, ranted and raved And all she could do was pray So as I listened To this voice telling the story And I ask myself Why didn’t she just leave? A voice inside Whispered The story Is your own. Why don’t you just leave? ANONYMOUS

THE City of Cape Town is requesting that we, Joe Public, come forward with ideas on how to make Cape Town Stadium economically viable. This statement surprises me because when we give proposals on how to create employment there seems to be no interest, but now we are good enough to try and help the City saddle the white elephant. My response is to sell the stadium to a consortium from across the seas. Now back to us and our unemployment rates. As a country with traditions and cultures, we can never change – no matter how Westernised we want to be. On the Cape Flats we have had hawkers standing on the pavement selling their goods. We have had horse-and-cart teams doing the same. Both created employment and business. I was recently at a fleamarket and admired how people were using a trailer, which they transported with a vehicle, to sell their goods. I saw it as a potential for our youth who cannot find work to operate trailer-orientated businesses. Imagine: with simple guidelines and authorisation and away from other vested businesses we have people selling from trailers parked in authorised demarcated spaces. The possibilities are endless and the main aim is to reincarnate the modernised metal horse-and-cart doing business and creating employment. I have no proposal for our stadium, but am proposing a small solution to a big problem. KEITH BLAKE


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NUPSAW W.C. NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC SERVICE & ALLIED WORKERS PROVINCIAL OFFICES P.O. BOX 450 CAPE TOWN 8000 Tel: 021 422 0405 Fax. 021 422 0434 ct@nupsaw.co.za, Email: Fayroes.Safodien@westerncape.gov.za, Tel 021 404 2010 The Employer Natonal Union of Public Service & Allied Workers is a trade union registered as such under Section 96 of the LRA, 1995 (Act 66 of 1995) NUPSAW is a Union established in August 1998 in terms of the Labour Rela ons Act., 1995 Our scope opera on is in both the Public Service and Private Sector in the entre Republic of South Africa, situated at Cnr of Addeley and Church Street, Dumbarton House, 2nd Floor, Cape Town NUPSAW is admitted to PSCBC and major Sectoral Bargaining Councils in the Public Service Our primary objective is to promote and protect the interest of our members. i.e. Worker First. NUPSAW invites applications from suitable qualified persons for the following positions at Provincial Office, Western Cape, who will report directly to the Provincial Secretary

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Tuesday 18 December 2012

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The sporting year that was LIAM MOSES

IN 2012 the People’s Post sports section brought you stories of achievement in the face of adversity, as well hard-hitting, topical and fresh sports stories. In this article we look back on a few of the most notable stories from 2012 In the first edition of the year People’s Post wrote about Andrew Chin, Ram Barkai, Toks Viviers, Kieron Palframan and Ryan Stramrood, four swimmers from the southern suburbs who won third place in the Performance of the Year category at the annual World Open Water Swimming Association awards. They achieved this after completing a trio of extreme cold-water swimming events in only 10 days in March 2011. We also featured a story on Sven Greef, a 31-year-old father of two and amateur cyclist, who cycled 1 400km from Johannesburg to Cape Town for charity in just 12 days. In February we interviewed Braam Malherbe, a local extreme athlete and adventurer, who had just returned from the South Pole Challenge. Malherbe, from the CBD, spent 25 days in the Antarctic and walked over 742km across the frozen continent. We also brought you the news that Noore Nacerodien, the former vice-president of Softball South Africa (SSA), had been reinstated after having a suspension overturned. Nacerodien, chairperson of the local organising committee for the 2011 International Softball Federation Women’s Junior World Championship, was suspended for failing to attend a SSA meeting to present a detailed report on the tournament. In April mother-of-two Andrea Boettger, (43) ran the entire Two Oceans Marathon while pushing her wheelchair-bound son Alex (10). The two both suffer from congenital muscular dystrophy and finished the 56km marathon in under seven hours. The Fish Hoek Lifesaving Club also made headlines that month, winning the South African Surf Lifesaving Championships in Durban for the second year running. They also

CHAMPIONS: Ajax Cape Town were crowned champions of the Engen Knockout Challenge in October after defeating Santos 3­1. People’s Post was the print media sponsors of the tourna­ ment. Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images placed third at the South African Nipper Championships in Port Elizabeth. The Cape Town football fraternity was rocked by controversy in April, when the eventual winners of Metropolitan Premier Cup were accused of cheating. Philippi United Football Club were accused of fielding an over-aged and incorrectly registered player in the tournament. SAFA CT subsequently launched an investigation. Former Santos coach Boebie Solomons was appointed as director of coaching at the Mitchell’s Plain Local Football Association (LFA). People’s Post shed light on tensions be-

MINE: Mitchell’s Plain United’s Carl Lark beats Ashley Mckeet and goalkeeper Carl Bauemiclit­ er, of ASD Salt River Blackpool, to the ball during a Second Divi­ sion match at the Santos Acad­ emy grounds in Lansdowne on Saturday. Salt River won the game 2­1.Photo: Rashied Isaacs

STEAMING SEAMER: United Cricket Club’s Igshaan Damon com­ pletes his run up during a Western Prov­ ince Cricket Association 1A League one day match against Rondebosch Cricket Club at the Tony Du­ mas Oval in Rondebosch on Saturday. Photo: Peter Heeger/ Gallo Images

tween schools and rugby clubs in the southern suburbs in May when schools claimed their players were being lured away to play for clubs. Manenberg rugby coach Saaid Blake also received a major coaching position in the month. The MIT Rangers head coach was selected as an assistant coach for the 2012 WP Craven Week team. We also brought you the story of Edward Murdoch, a Fish Hoek resident who competed in the Jive Slave Route Challenge at the age of 79. In June we informed you about the postponement of the Coke Cup due to the slow pro-

duction of player registration cards by SAFA CT. In July, we reported on claims that Cape Town athletes representing South Africa at the London Olympics were given poor quality gifts by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport at a send off before the games. The People’s Post hit an albatross in August when we reported on Greenhaven golfer Ishmail Adams, who was still making par at the age of 80. We also brought you news of table tennis coach Greg Naik, who hired a lawyer and enlisted the help of the Western Province Sport Council and Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in his fight against a two year suspension from WP Table Tennis. In September, the People’s Post also interviewed Chris du Pont seconds after he defeated Craig Fourie and became the Cape Fight League heavy weight champion. WP Schools Water Polo also inked a R400 000 sponsorship deal with international financial services firm Maitland. Dawn Matthei (50), from Strandfontein, made it to the sports pages in September after making it to the top of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. The Engen Knockout Challenge took place in October, with Ajax triumphing 3-1 over host club Engen Santos in the final. The South African blind cricket team’s preparation for the inaugural T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in India also made headlines. We focused on the upcoming inter-provincial youth weeks in November, when we spoke to Nabeal Dien, head of amateur cricket at WP Cricket, about the concerns regarding the make-up of the organisation’s junior teams. In December People’s Post reported on an agreement signed by the Konkan Cricket Association (KCA) and WP Cricket, which could see the KCA become affiliated to the union. Armand Bam, coach of the South African blind cricket team, was also appointed to the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC).


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Rumours surround Milano coach since has signed for Milano, on two occasions. He adds the rumours have been distracting, as he received several concerned phone calls on Friday 14 December, saying he is “completely happy” at Milano. Allie, however, says Truter was never offered a position with the senior team and was just considered for a role with the youth teams. “(There is) absolutely no truth (to that). There was never a discussion with Brandon Truter to become a senior coach at my club, ever,” Allie says. “He was employed by the club in the youth department. He came for two days – he made an agreement, (which) we were going to put down in writing, (but) the next minute he went to Milano. There was never ever a discussion of him (being in charge of) the senior team. “We never approached him – the approach was made by him and he was with us before, so we were prepared to take him.” When questioned about current head coach Mart Nooij’s future, Allie said changes would be communicated through the website or press releases should it transpire.

LIAM MOSES

MILANO UNITED have rubbished rumours that their newly appointed technical director could soon take up the head coach role at local rivals Santos. Brandon Truter joined the Grassy Park side in late October, after leaving Second Division side Cape Town All Stars earlier that month. Reports of another move for Truter first surfaced on Monday 3 December, when Soccer Laduma published the story online. Truter admits he negotiated with Santos and spent a week with the team, but that no agreement was made. “Milano started negotiating and offered me a contract as technical director. When I signed the contract I notified Santos that I am taking the job at Milano,” says Truter. “There was a bit a bad blood and court action was threatened because they said I had a verbal agreement (with them), but nothing was agreed.” According to Truter, Santos chairman Goolam Allie has claimed he could be joining the People’s Team,

CT Tens time!

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THE fifth annual Castle Cape Town Tens will take place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 February. The tournament will again feature several rugby legends, including Bob Skinstad, Robbie Fleck, Justin Marshall

Bunks Pine R1590

credit available at 0% interest

COMMITTED: Faeez Adams (in black), of ASD Salt River Blackpool, is challenged by Carl Lark and Ashwin Kounzie from Mitchell’s Plain United during a Second Division match at the Santos Academy Grounds in Lansdowne. Blackpool won the game 2­1. Photo: Rashied Isaacs

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R3590

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15

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2001 Mitsubishi Colt 2.8 Tdi

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Peoples Post Woodstock-Maitland 18 Dec 2012  

Peoples Post Woodstock-Maitland 18 Dec 2012

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