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Update: Help Horizon Trust Farm replace stolen tack

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Update: Help Horizon Trust Farm replace stolen tack

Horizon Trust Farm needs help replacing its stolen tack.

Horizon Farm Trust’s flagship activity, equine therapy, is in serious jeopardy of closing down after all the horse saddles, specialist saddles, bridles and other horse riding tack was stolen in the early hours of 4 April.

A boltcutter was used to cut the lock off the tack room door before the thieves made off with the sadddles, bridles, halters, lungeing equipment and riding crops.

Horizon Farm is a special care facility in Shongweni for mentally-impaired adults who cannot live on their own or without assistance. Animal therapy plays a large part in the daily activities and therapy on the farm. Horse therapy in particular is beneficial for the patient for balance and muscle tone, and it calms and improves the general well-being, self-esteem and self-confidence of the patient.

This much-loved activity on the farm is impossible without the necessary riding equipment.

Farm Manager, Justin Young, said: “Horse riding at Horizon Farm Trust is as integral as breathing to our residents. How could someone do this? We are shocked, speechless and heartbroken.

“Most of the equipment was donated by people who care deeply about the farm and the meaning it has for the residents, and with the farm relying on donations from the public to fund the day-to-day running of the farm, it will be nearly impossible to replace the stolen items without assistance.”

In the meantime they are using borrowed tack from Giba Gorge Horse Trials but are hoping that through the generosity of sponsors and the community the tack can be replaced

Horizon Farm is appealing to the public to donate items of horse equipment, or to make a donation to help replace the stolen items. They have started an initiative called the ‘500/50 Mane Campaign’ to raise funds, specifically for the replacement of the horse gear. Horizon Farm needs 500 members of the public to donate R50, which will cover the cost of the stolen items.

Contact the marketing department on 031 266 8977 or Justin on 031 769 1433

Direct deposits can be made to: Horizon Farm Trust, ABSA Hillcrest, branch
code 632005, account number 930 557 3620, reference: ‘500/50′ and your surname.

http://highwaymail.co.za/187874/update-help-horizon-trust-farm-replace-stolen-tack/

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Dozens arrested for KZN xenophobic violence

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At least 48 people have been arrested since the outbreak of xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend, says Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Briefing reporters in Cape Town with a video-link to Pretoria, she said that government was concerned about the ongoing violence taking place in the province.

“The Justice, Crime Prevention, and Security Cluster (JCPS) notes with deep concern the incidents of violence unfolding in our country and we want to assert government’s position that any lawlessness will not be tolerated,” she said.

“Government will not hesitate to enforce the laws of the country.”

Today, police confirmed that a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in Ntuzuma, near KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal last night.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said the information they had indicated that the boy had been shot and was taken to a nearby clinic where he succumbed to his injuries.

He said the police would investigate if the killing was linked to xenophobic violence in the area.

The boy was shot in a road where residents were looting a shop and News24 journalists fired upon.

Mapisa-Nqakula said the recent spate of attacks in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal must be condemned in the strongest terms.

“The constitution of our country protects the rights of all people living in our country, South Africans and foreigners alike,” she said,

“Government will do everything within the law to ensure their safety irrespective of their status.”

She said President Jacob Zuma had assigned the police, state security and home affairs ministries to work with the KwaZulu-Natal government to stop the violence that had broken out in the province.

Additional law enforcement officers had been deployed from around the country in KwaZulu-Natal to prevent further attacks.

Government was also working with United Nations agencies and NGOs to provide food and other support to foreigners affected by the violence.

http://www.citypress.co.za/news/kzn-govt-places-stop-xenophobia-newspaper-adverts/

http://www.citypress.co.za/news/dozens-arrested-for-kzn-xenophobic-violence/

http://www.citypress.co.za/news/sa-is-hell-on-earth-says-somali-shopkeeper/

http://www.citypress.co.za/news/foreign-owned-shops-set-alight-in-durban-as-violence-spreads/

http://www.citypress.co.za/news/kzn-govt-places-stop-xenophobia-newspaper-adverts/

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Xenophobic violence breaks out with thousands of muslim asylum-seekers fighting in Durban with local blacks

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Armed, mostly muslim foreigners mostly from Somalia and Ethiopia fight back with burning barricades against black South Africans looting their shops Durban CBD

Also: KwaMashu xenophobic rioting against Somalian shopkeepers; http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page72308?oid=1033852&sn=Marketingweb+detail&pid=90389

More shops looted and burnt in KwaMashu – SAPS KZN
Glynnis Breytenbach 13 April 2015
Police say rumours that two Somali people were killed in the area, are not true
More shops looted and burnt at KwaMashu area last night
Police had to work hard in a dangerous situation at KwaMashu area last night after foreign national shops were looted and some of them were burnt down. Some of the roads were completely blockaded with burning tyres and stones. Yesterday, 12 April 2015 from the afternoon up to late last night, a number of foreign national shops were looted by the community. Some of these shops were burnt down. Police reacted to those incidents and a case of public violence was opened. Police managed to arrest a total of 28 suspects for public violence, business robbery and for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. All arrested suspects aged between 20 and 41 are due to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court soon. The rumours that have circulated in the media, that two Somali people were killed in KwaMashu area, are not true.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni strongly condemned such attacks and vowed that those involved will be arrested and charged accordingly. “More arrests are expected to be made regarding these attacks. We urged those who were injured during the attack to come forward and open the cases so that they will be investigated. Our Public Order Police will still monitor and patrol those affected areas including Umlazi, Isipingo and Chatsworth.” Ends/
Statement issued by Major Thulani Zwane, SAPS KZN, April 13 2015

http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page72308?oid=1033852&sn=Marketingweb+detail&pid=90389&utm_source=Politicsweb+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=b378d0ef13-DHN_April_14_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a86f25db99-b378d0ef13-130023369

Also Four blacks torched to death by mob in Sondela Rustenburg 18 March 2015 – video used with claims that this represented victims of violence in Durban – but that was inaccurate said police:
RT @stezzo http://pic.twitter.com/QwAtv2uYDV

18Mar2015 Sondela Rustenburg: http://www.thetruthaboutsouthafrica.org/south-africa-warning-not-for-sensitive-viewers/

14 April 2015 at 14:50 by News24 – There has been chaos in the Durban CBD this afternoon after looters attempted to attack foreign-owned shops in Dr Pixley KaSeme Street. A large group of foreign nationals then gathered in protest.
Thousands of people, who appeared to be foreign nationals, erected a burning barricade in the middle of Mahatma Gandhi Road in Durban’s Point district on Tuesday afternoon.
A section of the group were armed with pangas (machetes). Police later managed to douse the barricade with a water cannon.
Police have also retaliated with teargas and have fired rubber bullets to disperse them after stones were thrown at the officers.
It is alleged the group of foreign nationals started threatening South Africans in the CBD, in retaliation for the violence that has been directed at their countrymen in the past few weeks.
There was a large contingent of SAPS and metro police officers at the scene. Some appeared to be engaged in a mediation effort with what looked to be the leaders of the group.
Earlier, police fired bullets at a crowd of locals gathered in Dr Pixley KaSeme Street (West) Street after a stand-off between several Pakistani shop owners and locals.
The shop owners earlier managed to ward off looters, but the crowd of locals soon swelled and they started stoning passing cars and shop fronts.
The crowd then set fire to a parked car.Shortly afterwards, Public Order Policing units arrived to disperse the crowd, and opened fire on them with rubber bullets.
The police’s riot squad were also on the scene.

http://www.ecr.co.za/post/foreigners-stage-stand-durban/

More shops looted and burnt in KwaMashu – SAPS KZN
Glynnis Breytenbach 13 April 2015
Police say rumours that two Somali people were killed in the area, are not true
More shops looted and burnt at KwaMashu area last night
Police had to work hard in a dangerous situation at KwaMashu area last night after foreign national shops were looted and some of them were burnt down. Some of the roads were completely blockaded with burning tyres and stones. Yesterday, 12 April 2015 from the afternoon up to late last night, a number of foreign national shops were looted by the community. Some of these shops were burnt down. Police reacted to those incidents and a case of public violence was opened. Police managed to arrest a total of 28 suspects for public violence, business robbery and for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. All arrested suspects aged between 20 and 41 are due to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court soon. The rumours that have circulated in the media, that two Somali people were killed in KwaMashu area, are not true.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni strongly condemned such attacks and vowed that those involved will be arrested and charged accordingly. “More arrests are expected to be made regarding these attacks. We urged those who were injured during the attack to come forward and open the cases so that they will be investigated. Our Public Order Police will still monitor and patrol those affected areas including Umlazi, Isipingo and Chatsworth.” Ends/
Statement issued by Major Thulani Zwane, SAPS KZN, April 13 2015

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