3 August 2012 Christine Rossouw of Lowveld News writes that Store manageress Mrs Mavis Koekemoer survived a harrowing two-hour hostage situation in the Lewis Store in Sabie, with SAPS flying squad officers surrounding the block. A 'large group of armed black male robbers' had locked Mrs Koekemoer in the store room and a stand-off arose when the SAPS responded to an emergency alert and surrounded the store. Strangely, after a two-hour standoff and the small town 's business street surrounded by cops, the entire gang still managed to escape. Much to the relief of Mrs Koekemoer's daughter and friends, she emerged from the store-room unscathed but badly shaken. More details will be published on http://www.looklocal.co.za Lowveld News edition tomorrow.
SABIE SAPS Phone: 013-7641211/2