Casino security concerns after car stolen

Hendrick Mphande

A SWAZILAND father of four has raised concerns about security at the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in Port Elizabeth after the family’s car was stolen. The Esterhuysens have been stranded in the city since their white Toyota Ventura was stolen on Wednesday last week, just two days after they arrived in the Bay.

All the family’s Christmas gifts were still in the car, along with other personal belongings worth more than R11000.

Tertius Esterhuysen said he, his wife Rosemarie and their children – Siobhan, 18, Ethan, 11, Tertius jnr, 13, and Danielle, 6 – had arrived in Port Elizabeth from Bloemfontein on January 6. Two days later, Tertius, Rosemarie and Siobhan visited the Boardwalk, arriving there at about 9pm, according to CCTV footage.

Like all motorists entering the complex, they were given a card upon entry, which must be returned when leaving. Tertius said they locked the car but forgot the card in the ashtray. “Hardly 15 minutes later, a tall black man drove away in my car and passed through the security gate undetected. Their board states your vehicle is under constant CCTV surveillance. How then could this happen?


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