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Bigger than cabbage: you reap what you sow, Tshwane


Bigger than cabbage: you reap what you sow, Tshwane

Let’s peel back the layers of tyranny in what could have been an insignificant story


The story of Tshwane’s “cabbage bandit” is small but important, not least because it has revealed that banditry has become a dramatically less violent occupation than it used to be.

In case you missed it, or have called the police in Tshwane and are wondering why they still haven’t arrived, the short version is that Tshwane’s finest are embroiled in a high-stakes battle against a certain Djo Nkuna of Theresapark, who is being fined R1,500 for growing vegetables on the pavement outside his house.

According to Mr Nkuna, the authorities didn’t seem to have a problem with him planting flowers and grasses at first. But when he went to the dark side, transforming into an agricultural Moriarty by growing vegetables for people, the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) apparently decided it was time to end his diabolical campaign of vigilante nutrition...

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