Parys fire-truck on hot list

2013-05-16 13:11

BLOEMFONTEIN - A new, bright-red fire truck belonging to Parys in the Free State has disappeared.

Volksblad reported that municipal officials reportedl  the converted Toyota Land Cruiser missing on Tuesday night.

"There is no sign of a break-in or of tampering with the building's's locks," a Free State police spokesman told the newspaper.


Police are investigating a vehicle theft - hardly helped by the fact that the keys were usually left in the Cruiser.

Volksblad reported that the vehicle was given to the municipality by the Fezile Dabi district municipality in 2012 year when it was handed over with much fanfare and local media coverage.

The newspaper could not obtain comment from the municipality.


  • Grant Olivier - 2013-05-16 21:28

    Daar is 'n lelike ding wat kopwys in Parys.

  • Alan Davis - 2013-05-16 22:11

    More than likely was pinched(? inside job) and will be sold to a "poor" local farmer to water his cattle.What a joke.

  • Trevor Dean - 2013-05-16 22:26

    Haha. Don't bother looking for a red vehicle, I am sure it is already painted black, and probably making its way towards one of SA's borders.

      Leon de Bruyn - 2013-05-17 06:57

      You are so right - probably already sold over the Border !!!

  • Riotous Ramohlale - 2013-05-20 12:15

    It is still negotiating a pothole, it will emerge onto the road anytime soon. Just be patient.

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