The man, in just his boxer shorts and a single sock, was arrested for suspected arson after jumping from rooftop to rooftop and swinging on cable lines.
On Sunday evening, numerous residents in the Devil’s Peak area reported seeing people lighting fires on the mountain. One resident, and his dogs, sprang into action.
In late January, the exclusive Bongani Mountain Lodge, where rooms can for around R5 000 a night, was burnt to the ground.
Drivers have been killed and others injured over the past week, with more than 30 trucks torched in a series of violent attacks.
The bushfires appear to be the product of a combination of climate change, human error, and deliberate arson. Sadly, an estimated one billion animals have now died.
A man was caught red-handed yesterday in Vredehoek, attempting to set fire to the mountainside before being taken into custody.
Since 2015, fires have wiped out around 60% of the trains in Cape Town’s Metrorail system, with coordinated attacks causing untold grief for commuters.
She might be a citizen journalist, but after arriving at the scene to find a house on fire, Rhoda Young went to work to figure out how it started. We are now fans.
I’m no smooth criminal, but one of the first rules of avoiding arrest is generally to not film yourself in the act. Something should tell this genius that.
You may have seen flames rise from the middle of Cape Town’s CBD on Saturday evening and wondered what was on fire.