DLP 011 EC

On a day when the South African Weather Service warned of a heat wave and the danger of runaway fires, the driver of this Ford Mondeo, registration plate DLP 011 EC – from the self-named “Friendly Province” – decided it was a good day to drop his lit cigarette butt out of the window.

Obviously, I beg to differ.
I’m anti-smoking, anti-littering, anti-Ford Mondeo and – thanks to the actions of this twat – anti-Eastern Cape today as well.

If you’re reading this Mr DLP 011 EC, as you surely will be, then tremble, for I have reported you to the infamous Cape Town Stompie Hotline on 021 424 7715. I gave them your licence plate details, a description of your car (I was almost ill doing this bit) and I told them exactly where the heinous crime was committed.

And they will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy the central reservation on the M5 at the Klipfontein on-ramp.
Or at least, they’ll be in touch with you and you might get a fine of up to R1,000. I wish it were more.

More here on the Stompie Hotline.

Please note, the Stompie Hotline is in no way connected with Stompie Moeketsi or Winnie Madikizela-Mandela; and if you suggest otherwise, then the ANC will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious… oh never mind.

What a difference a day made…

Twenty-four little hours.
Brought the smoke and the fires.
Where there used to be green.

Before and after – The Devils Peak Fire

Houses in High Cape and Vredehoek (where I used to live) were evacuated at 1 o’clock this morning as high winds threatened drive the fire into residential areas. Spectacular iol pictures.

Today, it’s just a matter of damping down what’s left of the vegetation and  putting out the fires in the kloofs on the Groote Schuur Estate. Just for an idea of scale, those three “little” fires you can see up at the top of the mountain have flames up to five storeys high according to the Cape Town Fire Department spokesman on the radio. S’big, then.