FIVE Quick Sandton Updates You Need To Know!
IN BRIEF: Man Shot in Attempted Hijacking on Bowling; Two convicted murderers sentenced to 108 years; Sandton gets its own LEGO store in July; SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 15 July; and Sandton SPCA opens new charity shop.
Man Shot in Attempted Hijacking on Bowling
(20 June) A 37-year old man was shot and killed on Bowling Avenue en route back from the bank. He was gunned down in his Bentley in what is believed to be an attempted hijacking.
Two convicted murderers sentenced to 108 years
(23 June) Two men have been sentenced to 108 years’ imprisonment collectively for the murder that took place in Riverclub in February 2016 during an attempted hijacking. Their sentence includes counts of robbery, and possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition in Riverclub, Sandton.
Sandton gets its own LEGO store in July
Africa’s first LEG- certified store will be opening in South Africa on 28 July – even better, it will be located right on our doorstep in Sandton City! The Great Yellow Brick Co will comprise of a 179 square metre shop, with plans underway to include online shopping!
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 15 July
Head to Poplar Park in Riverclub on Sunday 15 July for a delicious afternoon with a touch of French flair. The day includes food trucks, picnics, live music, kids entertainment and the launch of their new bike pump track!
Sandton SPCA opens new charity shop
Making a difference doesn’t have to be complicated! Simply visit the Sandton SPCA’s new charity shop to drop off any good-quality unwanted items and see if anything catches your eye. You will be stunned at the variety of goods that sweep through the store – a good reminder to pop in whenever you drive past, as items are donated on a regular basis. Not only will your purchases raise funds for the Sandton SPCA, but donated items allow others to buy goods that might have previously been outside their budget. Everybody wins!
Address: 9th Street, Marlboro Gardens
Hours: 10am to 2.30pm (weekdays) and 9am to 12.30pm (Saturdays)