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    Default what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    Popped into work this morning and on the way back to the east on the N12 I saw a strange sight, must have been 50+ value logistics trucks driving in convoy with police escort driving west (causing havoc on the highway), the convoy must have stretched over a km with the tail end joining the highway at the kraft onramp coming from primrose side.

    Any idea what that was all about?
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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    This.

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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    so they f up traffic for a publicity stunt?! Clearly Iím not in marketing as this seems like an own goal. Sure I noticed them but it certainly did nothing to improve my view of the brand.
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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    Not very impressed. They could have donated the money this thing did cost to a starving community.
    So far guessing nothing is being transported...

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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    Transporting politicians empty promises for the next election.

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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    Quote Originally Posted by mullerza View Post
    so they f up traffic for a publicity stunt?! Clearly Iím not in marketing as this seems like an own goal. Sure I noticed them but it certainly did nothing to improve my view of the brand.

    Agree - was stuck behind these idiots ... at least one accident (opposite PPC ) because of them slowing highway down on a Saturday.

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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    Quote Originally Posted by mullerza View Post
    Popped into work this morning and on the way back to the east on the N12 I saw a strange sight, must have been 50+ value logistics trucks driving in convoy with police escort driving west (causing havoc on the highway), the convoy must have stretched over a km with the tail end joining the highway at the kraft onramp coming from primrose side.

    Any idea what that was all about?
    Last year I was turning onto the M1 from town and say this awesome looking blacked out VW interlink, that was surrounded by white, unmarked Lands Cruiser GX's and cops with full armour and a helicopter circling above. It looked really bad ass.

    I still wonder what they were transporting but it must have been serious. It was the most armoured column I have seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeDsantos View Post
    Last year I was turning onto the M1 from town and say this awesome looking blacked out VW interlink, that was surrounded by white, unmarked Lands Cruiser GX's and cops with full armour and a helicopter circling above. It looked really bad ass.

    I still wonder what they were transporting but it must have been serious. It was the most armoured column I have seen.

    Get the above convoy or a very similar one, including a mean looking Jeep Sahara with fully armored cops hanging of the sideboards leaving the Bank Notes printers in Pretoria North at around 04h30 about twice a month

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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    Me Finks Value got value for their money!

    This thread proves that they achieved their goal:
    "Be noticed".

    Did they transgress the law?

    How they spend their money on advertising is entirely up to them.
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    What a stuff up.. Was on the N12, N1 at the time. At least three accident scenes that I passed, some of them involving multiple vehicles. Whole thing delayed my journey by 30 minutes. Pathetic!
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    Value have a very very big setup in Isando bordering Elandsfontein......
    So the closet on ramp is Kraft road.....
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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    Hugely annoying - own goal!

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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    I was also stuck in that mess. I believe they even had police escorts. I don't really buy the story that it was for their birthday. Me thinks some vaccines were in there and the birthday thing was a cover up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southerndreams View Post
    Not very impressed. They could have donated the money this thing did cost to a starving community.
    Ohhh that is such bunch of rubbish! The bloody community is starving because they burn trucks! They are starving because the are too bloody lazy to work. And they are starving because people give an give and give - and they don't give, the community starve.

    I wish people would stop this giving culture we have a adopt a "take responsibility for yourself" culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    Me Finks Value got value for their money!

    This thread proves that they achieved their goal:
    "Be noticed".

    Did they transgress the law?

    How they spend their money on advertising is entirely up to them.

    "Be noticed" not so much. I was also stuck behind this convoy. Traffic police didn't allow anyone past the last truck, so all one saw was a long line of trucks going slow, we us stuck behind in a traffic jamb. Only saw what this was about on the forum...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardalpha View Post
    I was also stuck in that mess. I believe they even had police escorts. I don't really buy the story that it was for their birthday. Me thinks some vaccines were in there and the birthday thing was a cover up.
    Doubt it.
    I was at a braai with someone who works for them on saturday. She would have no reason to lie to us.
    She did say she was sure it was going to make a few people pretty irritated though .

    She said all the drivers were really excited and proud about the idea of the event, and, I could even see some pride from her when she was showing us a video of it happening.
    So ya, it definitely pee'ed off some folk, but, it was their celebration and they seemed to enjoy it.
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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    I went through Gilloolies on sunday afternoon and there were at least 20 cop cars with lights going and lots of cops in body armour on the island at the R24 N3 split wonder if it was still part of this?

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    Default Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    saw them CPT. Depot near Kraaifontein/Joostenberg dumps leaving. was a long convoy

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    If the cops had allowed us to drive past them, we could have seen what's up and encouraged the drivers, but being stuck behind for no apparent reason was the stuff up
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    Doubt it.
    I was at a braai with someone who works for them on saturday. She would have no reason to lie to us.
    She did say she was sure it was going to make a few people pretty irritated though .

    She said all the drivers were really excited and proud about the idea of the event, and, I could even see some pride from her when she was showing us a video of it happening.
    So ya, it definitely pee'ed off some folk, but, it was their celebration and they seemed to enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Doubt it.
    I was at a braai with someone who works for them on saturday. She would have no reason to lie to us.
    She did say she was sure it was going to make a few people pretty irritated though .

    She said all the drivers were really excited and proud about the idea of the event, and, I could even see some pride from her when she was showing us a video of it happening.
    So ya, it definitely pee'ed off some folk, but, it was their celebration and they seemed to enjoy it.
    the convoy I saw was crawling in the fast lane with the cops in the centre lane effectively choking a 3 lane highway down 1 creating a traffic block going over 1km, I was going the other way otherwise I'd be seriously pissed.

    This celebration is similar to your neighbor celebrating his 40th birthday by playing Kurt Darren at full volume till 4am in the morning.

    Celebrate in your own time and space, no need to inconvenience thousands of people across the country
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