Theft of Grave Markers and other metal from the Fort Napier Military Cemetery
Theft of Grave Markers and other metal from the Fort Napier Military Cemetery in Pietermaritzburg!
In the first week in September Sgt. Maj. Izobel Gerhard of Natal Carbineers was contacted by Multi Metals so inform her that a metal grave marker had been found. She identified it as being from Fort Napier Military cemetery and was able to trace the ‘occupier' from our database.
John Deare then contacted Steve Watt and suggested he check as there were bound to be more missing.
On this week Wednesday night, Mr. Pillay who works for correctional services heard noises in the cemetery and phoned the police. Unfortunately they took a while to get there and the culprits disappeared but they did recover a bakkie load of metal.
This Saturday Steve Watt and a representative from the War Graves Commission repaired some of the damage.
Multi Metals have circulated photographs of the metal fittings stolen to scrap-metal dealers .
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