The murder of Felicia Oktober, a Knysna SANParks Ranger living in the Diepwalle forest, was brutal. On August 25, she was stabbed 13 times. Her throat was slit. The following day, her boyfriend, the prime suspect, was arrested 70km away in the city of George. Yesterday, September 27, in the Knysna Magistrates’ Court, he was denied bail. For the reported 100 residents of Felicia’s community who turned up, it offered some relief. Read more at ENCA.'Click here to read full article...'
Congratulations to SANPark’s rangers! For years, i’ve heard rumours that illegal long-net fishing was happening in the Knysna Municipality, an area rich in estuaries and lakes. Whether urban myth or not, fishermen were worried at the alarming decline in the fish population. 1-2 years ago, i was told that that here was an operation acting at night in the Swartvlei Estuary in Sedgefield, allegedly run by a Chinese businessman and a SANParks employee. But without evidence, such can only be treated as rumour, never published. Not long after that, i heard that boats had been illegally fishing with long nets … ‘Click here to read full article…’