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Woensdag, 7 Maart 2018

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Many hands make light work at station ESMÉ ERASMUS @erasmusesme

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he pain of queuing at the Durbanville Police Station to have your documents certified has now been relieved by an extra set of hands. Denzil Smerdon, chairperson of the Durbanville Community Policing Forum, has been offering his services as a commissioner of oaths to assist with this tedious task since November last year. He also assists with affidavits. Smerdon retired as a consultant in the car sales industry in March last year. He has been a commissioner of oaths since 2013. “I do it to keep my mind active, but also

Denzil Smerdon (right), chairperson of the Durbanville Community Policing Forum, is here certifying the documents of Krishin Naidoo last Wednesday morning. PHOTO:

so that the police members can devote more time to police work,” he says. “The community appears to be very happy with this arrangement as they are in and out in a short period of time,” he says. Between the end of November last year and the end of January this year, Smerdon certified a total of 7 420 documents, while in February alone he certified a total of 2 800 documents. “There is clearly a need for this service. If there are any retired commissioners of oaths that want to come forward and do duty at other police stations, they must contact me on 082 376 0698 or at denzil.smerdon@gmail.com,” he says. V What is your opinion on this article? Let us know at briewe@tygerburger.co.za.

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These members of the Durbanville police were involved in the operation in Fisantekraal during which drugs were found in a caravan. There are (from left) Constable Fergus Murphy, Constable Richard Fourie, Constable Nyiko Thlavani, Warrant Officer Rudolph Julies and Constable Jonathan Stuurman. In front is Sergeant Christiaan Heuvel.

Tip-off leads police to drugs in caravan The Durbanville police confiscated drugs to the value of R60 000 found in a caravan in Fisantekraal last Tuesday after they received a tip-off about drug dealing. According to Captain Marchell Rhode, spokesperson for the Durbanville police, they received information about drugs being kept at a property in Yolan du Preez Street. They went to the property at about

13:00 and searched an old caravan on the premises. The police members found 200 mandrax tablets and five packets of tik hidden in the caravan. A 27-year-old woman was arrested for dealing in drugs. She will appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on a charge of dealing in drugs.

Plaasfees dié naweek Die plaashekke van die Diemersdal-wynlandgoed word op Saterdag 10 Maart van 09:00 tot 17:00 oopgegooi vir die publiek vir die jaarlikse Durbanville-Plaasfees. Dit dien as geldinsamelingsgeleentheid ten bate van gemeenskapsontwikkeling in die groter Durbanville-omgewing. Bring die kinders en geniet die smake, geure én pret van ’n plaaswerf. Onder die aktiwiteite wat aangebied word, is ’n reptielvertoning deur Giraffe House vanaf 14:00, ’n skaapskeerdemonstrasie vanaf 09:30, trekkers en plaasdiere. Die duo-sangroep Christo en Cobus se vertonings die groep Twee sal sorg vir die musikale atmosfeer. Kaartjies is teen R60 per volwassene en R20 per kind by Computicket beskikbaar. V Besoek www.durbanvilleplaasfees.co.za vir meer inligting.

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Fynbosboek bekendgestel Eisteddfod-pret, die bundel vars ongepubliseerde gedigte uit die pen van die Fynbosskrywers, word op Saterdag 17 Maart vanaf 10:30 op Wellington bekendgestel. Die boek, wat deur Human & Rosseau uitgegee word, bevat 108 gedigte, 24 monoloë en 20 samesprake – saamgestel deur Gloudine Kellerman van Riebeek-Kasteel en Jonelle du Toit van Hermanus. Altesame 15 skrywers van die groep het aan dié projek deelgeneem. Alle onderwysers, eisteddfod-afrigters, ma’s en eisteddfod-deelnemers word genooi na die bekendstelling. Dit vind plaas in die Bôrdienghuisteater in die Breytenbachkultuursentrum op Wellington. V Bevestig by rsvp@nb.co.za teen 12 Maart.

The annual Messianic Testimony Conference will take place on Saturday 17 March from 09:00 to 13:00. The conference will take place at the Goedemoed Baptist Church in Durbanville. Admission is free. A light lunch will be served. Booking is essential. V To book, call 082 537 4300 or email leightelli@gmail.com.

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