South Africa - Landmines to protect homes
An ultimate deterrent has been offered to affluent South African homeowners in crime-plagued Johannesburg -- anti-personnel mines.
An anonymous businessman ran several small advertisements for the land mines in the "under 200 Rands" for sale-columm in the classified section of The Star, a daily newspaper.
SOUTH AFRICA, 7 NOVEMBER, 1996/FILE
JOHANNESBURG, 7 NOVEMBER, 1996
Police racing through affluent suburb of Joburg;
Various interiors of police car;
Man being arrested at night in white area of Joburg;
Police throwing coloured man into car;
CU police light;
Drive by shots of high security fences around houses in affluent suburb;
Home owner walking down driveway;
CU Security sign saying armed response;
SOT home owner James Haigh saying in english they must be crazy. after what has happened in angola etc. they are made illegal by the UN. whoever would put a landmine in their garden. they must be crazy. imagine trying to sell the house. i have landmines here. they are around somewhere.
Armed response officers resonding to report of a robbery climbing over
Armed response police knocking on door;
Newspaper ad advertising the service of landmines to protect homes;
Captain Jan Combrinck at desk;
Combrinck SOT in English saying first of all the police are taking it very seriously. Investigations have been launched and
the police are taking it very seriously.
Mines being detonated at Armscor demonstration in July 1994 in Pretoria; Car being blown up;
APC being blown up.
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