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2013-02-15 08:38

CLAMPING DOWN ON PARLIAMENT PARKERS: If you're the owner of a Toyota Corolla which was clamped outside of parliament you'd best direct your complaints to the man above.

Two car owners got up close and personal attention from Jacob Zuma's security crews outside parliament before the 2013 State of the Nation address.

Their owners had left them unattended near the enclave's Visitors' Centre and the call went out: "Are they a bomb threat?"

Police moved in, a patrol car blocked off the area, and a dark brown Rottweiler skilled in sniffing out explosives was called in.

CLAMPED COURTESY OF ZUMA

The sniffer dog worked its way around a blue Volkswagen Polo and a red Toyota Corolla but didn't have any explosive news - a bit like the speech, in fact.

The Polo was later driven off, apparently by its owner, but the Toyota remained and its owner was rewarded with a large clamp attached to its front right wheel and a red notice on the windscreen.

Streets around Cape Town's parliamentary precinct were blocked off for the 2013 opening and state-of-the-nation address on February 15.



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