Saldanha Bay’s newly elected mayor Marius Koen has doubled the number of his security men in a bid to get a grip on himself after he received intimidation threats on Friday.
As reported, the mayor said he was forced to march down to his Langebaan house, only to behold what appears like a fetish bag placed on his lawn. The bag, which was initially discovered by his neighbour, had scary objects like a knife, a sheep’s head, and a live tortoise.
Immediately after his neighbour discovered the ‘funny bag’, he alerted a tiler working for the mayor. And when Keon got to his house, he saw the bag, which also had other objects like a tomato, an onion, and a handwritten statement – assuring the mayor that he would lose everything he has, including his senses.
“It was a bag soaked in blood. Inside was a sheep’s head, and attached to it a red ribbon tied to a living tortoise. The whole bag was moving, and that’s how my neighbour spotted it. The note clearly stated that those responsible would use voodoo against me; will take everything I have away from me and will destroy my life.”
Bedeviled by the unfathomable package, Keon admitted that there’s something more behind the bag, which he can’t decipher; adding that he will brace up for whatever consequences it may come with by seeking the services of extra security men.
Meanwhile, the municipal manager has beefed up Mayor Marius Koen’s safety following the incidence. The DA-run municipality took the steps after it recalled that one of its councilors Johannes Baaitjies was murdered in Danielskuil in the Northern Cape last Wednesday.
The Langebaan police have also confirmed that a criminal case of intimidation has been opened and investigations are underway.
Any information about the matter could be directed to Warrant Officer Pieter Lotz on 082-469-6835.