Attacks on e-hailing drivers and marketplace sellers is again on the rise in Brown’s Farm, Philippi.
The Nyanga police station commander, Brigadier Lindiwe Dyantyi says robberies targeting these individuals have gone up again after a slight decrease in reported cases following arrests made in September/October last year. She says it’s on this basis that they have cautioned these individuals from venturing into the area.
It has emerged that many of those who have fallen victim, don’t know the area and is under the impression it’s a farm and not a township.
In September last year, a 51-year-old Glencairn man was stabbed to death. He was lured to the area after advertising the sale of a TV set on Facebook Marketplace. He believed that he and his niece were meeting a potential buyer when they were attacked.