Extensive damage has been done on Koppie-Alleen in Roodekrans. All the Karee trees have been chopped off and the ancient stone circles have been knocked over or re-arranged.
A local group of residents recently paid a nocturnal visit to the Koppie and discovered 10 people claiming that they were using it for “cultural” activities. When questioned whether they had permission from the owner, they provided the name and number of an individual who is apparently running a lucrative business selling the “rights” to use (and abuse) Koppie-Alleen.
A phone call to this entrepreneur was short – he cut the connection very fast. The Police were contacted and the owner is laying charges of malicious damage to property and illegal access.