Dads' Day Top Gear in peril?

2013-06-14 12:47

Durban metro police have apparently threatened to disrupt this weekend’s Top Gear motoring show as part of a campaign to kick their boss, Eugene Nzama, off the force.

The festival has in previous years been a huge tourism draw; 20 000 people were reported to have visited the city for the show in 2012.

Durban Tourism head Phillip Sithole has, however, downplayed the threats, and said contingency plans were in place.


Business Day reported the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) marched a week earlier to demand Nzama’s sacking for nepotism. The city was given 48 hours to accede.

Now the Top Gear show appears to be in peril with the union threatening a go-slow and the abandonment of traffic control near the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the core of the auto show.
Nzama’s lawyer has previously dismissed the Samwu claims as "baseless" and threatened to sue.

  • Wikus Erasmus - 2013-06-14 13:04

    Thats why Durban can't have nice things.....

      Lynda Smith - 2013-06-14 13:43

      Hey Jennifer! Repeat after me... Wata Puss Siam Now say it FAST!

      Lyndatjie - 2013-06-14 15:45

      Hey - what happened to Jennifer's comment? gggrr...

      Jacquelyn Gloria - 2013-06-15 22:10

      uptil I looked at the bank draft which said $8068, I be certain ...that...my friend was like really receiving money parttime from there pretty old laptop.. there neighbor haz done this 4 only about 20 months and recently cleard the mortgage on their house and bourt a gorgeous BMW 5-series. I went here,... www.BBC13.com

  • Bob Wowzer - 2013-06-14 13:21

    They would be doing ticket holders a favour by preventing them from seeing Clarkson's obnoxious mug.

      Lionel Jeoffreys - 2013-06-14 13:55

      Bob the TWAT

  • Johan Gremlin Engelbrecht - 2013-06-14 13:29

    Onopgevoede, niks gewoond, agteruit dinkende idiote.... Sien hulle ooit die bigger picture hier? Bloody muppets, all of them... Dink ook net so ver soos sy neus lank is ne...

      Bob Wowzer - 2013-06-14 13:33

      Engels asseblief. Baie donkies oom...

      Lyndatjie - 2013-06-14 13:49

      Let me translate for you Bob.... Dumb brainless puppets with no concept of what their action will cost in the long run.... :)

      Johan Gremlin Engelbrecht - 2013-06-14 14:00

      Exactly that... Sorry for the afrikaans, happens sometimes haha

  • Amanda Amy Bass - 2013-06-14 13:37

    Really???can't South Africans just follow proper protocol.

  • Umme Abu Bakr - 2013-06-14 14:07

    Biting the hand that feeds you. So very smart and so very South African

  • William Hallett - 2013-06-14 14:28

    METRO POLICE, a bunch of hooligans, just got to love them!!!

  • William Hallett - 2013-06-14 14:32

    THE Top gear BOYS, have come to a most PERIL country.

  • Harry Meyerowitz - 2013-06-14 14:40

    Yes... Being spiteful will get you heard! This is unfortunately the way SA deals with everything, lets ruin and disrupt things for the honest citizens, just so you can be heard. Pathetic!

  • Deon Van Zyl - 2013-06-14 14:49

    Dance, dance, dance! And when half of you are killed by the UN flour raining from the sky, dance, dance, dance some more!

  • Love Ness - 2013-06-14 14:49

    Hire Outsurance guys and do away with Metro guys for the whole day - it will turn out to be more efficient anyway. Once in a blue moon they direct traffic here in Joburg - i dont know about the Durbs types

  • Pieter van Staden - 2013-06-14 19:42

    James May, we would like to see the middle finger when it comes to the metro.

  • Sas Kloppers - 2013-06-16 11:15

    Top Gear is soooo last year. Boooring crap, especially that immature sod Clarkson

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