Totilly Community


Totilly Community, for the people by the people!

Thank you to all those who took the time to read our last issue. In this one, we have some tough subjects to look at.

Car guard questions around Salt Waters, car scammers in the area and then a community warning, while we have some fibre cables going in around the area.

Last week Tuesday a lady on social media reported that her husband had interrupted the fibre installation guys while breaking into their home. Then on Wednesday, a lady witnessed a few of these workers trying to pull a lady walking home from work into a yard. Another report was from a domestic worker who refused to walk to her place of work as the men are harassing the ladies as they walk past to work, leaving them to feel uneasy and not safe. This is a public call to all our locals to please be vigilant while the fibre is being installed in your area. Assist your domestics where you can in getting to your premises safely when they are in your area. It is reported that installations in the area will be going on for up to 6 months. So please be aware while this is going on.

Together we hope to keep Amanzimtoti informed and safe.

Your stories are always welcome, from thank you notes, to new businesses in the area announcements. Have a community concern you want to spread light on? This is the place. Email stories to

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Totilly Security 

A lot of time, resources and effort go into catching suspects. Yesterday and today people were robbed in the Amanzimtoti CBD. In both cases after a lot of hard work suspects were caught and in both cases the victims did not open cases. Please do not phone for assistance if you are not a member or are not prepared to open a case with SAPS.

Recent crime reports

Louis Botha Avenue – a duffle bag was stolen off a washline.

Pawn shop on Kingsway – theft of 2 cellphones.

Linscott Road a White BMW was hijacked in the evening.

Linscott Road – attemped theft of a Ford Ranger. Suspects fled when disturbed.

Warnerdoon Lifesaving Club –  attempted break in.

Athlone Park – suspect carrying High Pressure Cleaner, dropped it and fled when he saw the patrol vehicle.

Brigadoon Flats, Beach Road – theft of a Blue Honda Ballard.

Thomas Holstead Road – theft of white bicycle.

Kingsway Athlone Park – theft of copper pipes

Elizabeth Avenue – suspect seen on premises, patrols were done but the suspect was not found.

Rosslyn Road – Roller door to business was forced open but nothing was taken.

Wade Road – CCPO guard Robert called for assistance when he spotted 2 suspects with a Weber Braai, bicycle and bags. Suspects left the items and fled the scene.

N2 Illovo – drive-by shooting, 2 passengers were critically wounded and transported to hospital. SAPS are investigating.

To report a crime please call – 031 903 7037

Tip – Please ensure you lock your house when popping out. With the fibre going in around the area, there are plenty of opportunists around. 

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Feel the spirit of Christmas and help spread some Christmas Cheer to the 52 supervisors, guards, street patrollers and reaction officers from CCPO – Crime, ET Rapid Response & Blue Security – Durban to say thank you for all the hard work they put in all year round, keeping the community safe. Due to the financial strain of lockdown, we are hoping to gift each guard a Galleria Shopping Voucher, amount of which will be determined on donations received. You can support the CCPO Christmas Appeal by making your contribution into the CCPO Donation Account. Banking Details: Account Name: CCPO Donation Account First National Bank – Cheque Account Account No: 62676701777 Branch Code: 220127 Reference on Deposit: Your Name & Surname + Christmas 𝙋𝙇𝙀𝘼𝙎𝙀 𝙀𝙈𝘼𝙄𝙇 𝙋𝙍𝙊𝙊𝙁 𝙊𝙁 𝙋𝘼𝙔𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 𝙏𝙊: 𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙡@𝙢𝙬𝙚𝙗.𝙘𝙤.𝙯𝙖 Your support would be greatly appreciated!

 Totilly Outrageous

Car Deal Too Good To Be True.

A Toti couple were looking for a new car, when one advertise for R10 000, caught their eye. The seller,
claiming to be from Kokstad, said he needed R500 deposited for petrol to bring the car for viewing, he also
needed a lift back. Petrol paid and the couple waited at the agreed meeting point. The seller then said he
was just round the corner and needed another R3500 to be deposited, before he arrived. That was when they knew it was a scam. This seller had more than one phone number that he used while they were negotiating the sale. Is has since come to light that he is selling many cars on-line

Be aware that these fraudsters are often very polite and believable. Many have stories about how the car needs to be sold urgently. Avoid sellers who refuse to meet in person. Make sure you inspect the car before you purchase it and take it for a test drive. Meet in a public place. Do not transfer any funds beforehand.  Check the sellers details match that of the registration documentation. Do the VIN number on the car and the registration papers match?
Luckily for this couple they realised before they handed over the full purchase price. The blue uno on the right is an example of a car “for sale” 

Totilly New Business

We are a brand new Preschool that opened.

We are running a special 50% off school fees for October and November Month 

Also offering extra classes to Grade 1 and 2 during covid rotation periods. Run by qualified foundation phase teachers. For more information come and have a look at our school or

Contact us at: 064 940 3444


Totilly Nonsense 

Car guards …. the new traffic cops
How many car guards are there in Beach Road, near the Toti Mall. I am not sure where they all come from.
There seems to be 1 guard for every 5 cars. They put on a reflective vest and suddenly they become “traffic
cops”. Living in Sweetwaters I have to drive past them every week day. After a long day in the office all I
want to do is get home and inevitably a guard will jump in front of me and put his hand up to stop me
officiously, so a car can pull out of a parking spot. I am then waved into the very same spot. I have right of
way, if I wanted to park I would put my indicator on. I am just a girl, trying to get home in this new, crazy,
mixed up world ! Anon

Totilly Property 

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