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Vehicle Recovered! (Article translated by Google)
February 19, 2019 (by Alet Rademeyer)
The popularity of the AfriForum 911 Emergency Button, which you can download on your phone, has increased tremendously and has led this civil rights organisation to help more and more people in need.
More than 30,000 of the organisation’s members have already downloaded the app to their phones.
In the latest case, AfriForum was able to find a hijacked vehicle in Witbank yesterday.
A member activated the AfriForum 911 Emergency Button yesterday morning at about 9:50 and informed AfriForum’s control room that one of his workers was hijacked in one of his vehicles, a white Toyota bakkie with a load of chicks on the back. The worker was held hostage and made to call his employer. The hijackers wanted R5,500 cash from the man. They later threw him out of the vehicle and fled with it.
AfriForum’s control room informed the police in Bronkhorstspruit and Witbank about the incident. The vehicle also had a Cartrack detection device. The control room also provided a description of the bakkie and the registration number to Cartrack who sent out a response unit.
They managed to find the vehicle. The hijackers, however, got away.
The AfriForum 911 Emergency Button and Emergency Service are offered in collaboration with TrackBox Technologies. TrackBox’s existing emergency services include the SAPS, the Hawks, the K9 Unit, 10111 Centres, Netcare 911, ER24, Fire and Rescue departments, advanced life support, the eThekwini Municipality and the City of Cape Town.
The AfriForum 911 Emergency Button can be used in case of attacks, hijackings, house-breaking, theft, fire and medical emergencies.
People who have downloaded the app can also report suspicious persons, vehicles, cases of human trafficking, hunting incidents with dogs, illegal parking and land grabs.
AfriForum members can, for an additional fee of R20 per month, receive premium services that include GPS and cellphone detection in case of emergency and a ‘TrackMe’ GPS feature. With the latter, users who are travelling, for example, can be monitored through the control room at regular intervals to ensure their safety.
For more information on the AfriForum 911 Emergency Button visit www.afriforum911.co.za