Hate flyer in­ci­dent probed af­ter night­club threat­ened and busi­ness­man tar­geted

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - CARYN DOLLEY

PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ori­gin of a flyer, call­ing for gays, les­bians and non-Mus­lims to be killed, that was sent to a club geared to­wards gay pa­trons in Parow.

A Ry­lands busi­ness­man has hired a private in­ves­ti­ga­tor to look into the mat­ter af­ter, to his hor­ror, he learned his name and work con­tact de­tails were listed on the flyer. It is un­der­stood this is not the first time the busi­ness­man’s name has been listed on such a flyer, and he be­lieves the saga may be linked to un­hap­pi­ness over a prop­erty or prop­er­ties to which he is linked.

The flyer urges peo­ple to, among other things, “join our lat­est cru­sade” and “spon­sor a rocket to kill non-Mus­lims”, as well as “kill the b......s” and “kill all les­bians and gays all over the world”. It was sent to a gay club in Parow about a week ago. Sev­eral UK num­bers are listed on the flyer but the num­bers ap­pear not to be op­er­a­tional.

The club owner, who asked that nei­ther he nor his busi­ness be iden­ti­fied for safety rea­sons, told Week­end Ar­gus he re­ceived the flyer along with other mail.

“I’m quite alert now, you know, just in case,” he said.

The club owner re­ported the mat­ter to Parow po­lice.

Po­lice spokesman Lieu­tenant Colonel An­dre Traut con­firmed the mat­ter was be­ing probed.

“A case of in­tim­i­da­tion is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Parow po­lice with re­la­tion to the threat­en­ing pam­phlet left at a club in the area,” he said. No one had been ar­rested.

The flyer listed Mr Taj of the busi­ness Taj Ra­dio as “our se­nior com­man­der”. His busi­ness ad­dress and two land­line phone num­bers were in­cluded.

The owner of Taj Ra­dio and TV Cen­tre, who asked to be iden­ti­fied as MH Parker, was in­dig­nant when he was in­formed, say­ing nei­ther he nor his busi­ness were in­volved.

caryn.dolley@inl.co.za

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