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27 June 2010

Australian Fans Assaulted And Robbed At World Cup, by Greg Tingle - 27th June 2010

South Africa is not regarded as a safe place, with or without the FIFA World Cup Unfortunately a bush tucker bag of Australia fans experienced the very real danger just hours ago, assaulted and robbed at gunpoint. Media Man and. Media Man and Gambling911 kick off into the field of danger in South Africa...

A bush tucker swag of Aussie soccer fans in South Africa, including an off-duty fed, were robbed, tied up and assaulted at gunpoint soon after after enjoying watching the Socceroos take up Serbia.

It's understood four mad Australian fans and a London based duo returned to their digs after watching the match at approximately midnight on Thursday, when they were assaulted by four armed men, clues pointing to local knowledge and an "inside job".

The Aussies were attacked as the lodge manager was showing them to their rooms at the now infamous Hamilton Parks Country Lodge in Hazyview, an isolated area north-east of Johannesburg. The lodge has dozens of crime incidents to its name, and South African police have not been following up fully or appropriately, according to dozens of media reports. Media Man and Gambling911 is helping ensure that the word gets out on the track record of guests being robbed and worse at 'Hamilton Parks' (mark it down in your Stay Away From List'!)

Wires is reporting that the mum of the lodge manager, Nola Molich, said the gun wielding bandits had hidden around the corner as her 'sonny jim' proceeded to welcome the Australian tourists into their quarters.

"The guys came up to him with a gun and said, 'Right, get back in.' He went in and they locked the door behind him and asked for all their goodies."

The South African police probing the crime, Captain Jacky Mbuyane, advised the victims' hands were bound behind their backs with shoestrings, while the crims stole mobile phones, laptops, passports, money, and pride (what may be left), of their controversial and crime ridden nation.

He also advised the female was sexually assaulted, and got medical treatment, but she was not raped. "Emotionally, she was hurt. She was upset.".

Mrs Molich advised the incident was "very traumatic", but the well-dressed thieves were "as my son said, the best kind of people to be robbed by. They did not even tie them up tightly, and they were not interested in hurting anybody."

The swag of Aussies freed themselves soon after the attack and called the coppers. Australian consular personnel from the Australian High Commission, based in Pretoria, assisted the victims get medical attention and gave them emergency travel documents, a Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said.

The Australian fans said they intended to stay on to try to end the sports tour on a high note. Media Man applauds their positive attitude and guts.

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Yankees, sorry to hear about your 2-1 loss with Ghana in last nights match. At least it wasn't a whitewash, and the American team says they had gone further than they has expected.

South Africa Casino Guide With Public Thank You To Jimmy Wales At Wikipedia

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Northern Cape
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Western Cape
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Credit: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org

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Wrap Up

We wish fans and the soccer team, all the best in their upcoming FIFA games. Fans, players, press and others in South Africa... for God's sake take care on the mean streets and in your hotel rooms. DTA - Don't Trust Anyone! Punters, as always, know the odds and have fun.

*The writer is a special contributor for Gambling911

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