THUGS broke into Paradise Hall on Saturday but residents were confused the next morning when they found nothing had been stolen.
People living near the hall at Bochabela in Mangaung, Free State, believe the tsotsis were chased away by ghosts.
They said the thugs broke in and tried to steal chairs but something spooked them and they fled. They claimed for the past two years, a ghost had been singing loudly in the hall on most nights.
Resident Tebogo Selome (32) told Daily Sun a woman was heard singing opera music. “On Saturday, I heard the singing. I saw three men running from the hall but I thought they were trying to get away from patrolling soldiers and police,” said Tebogo.
“They were obviously very scared as they even left their trolley behind. We’re thankful the singing ghost dealt with these thugs.”
Mathapelo Molatedi (40) claimed the woman was singing in a soprano voice.
“I don’t know what the name of the song is but it was definitely opera,” she said.
Local ANC Youth League chairman Tiisetso Mokhethi showed the SunTeam the mess the thugs had left behind.
“They had a trolley and I think they were targeting clothes meant for disaster victims and chairs,” he said.
Municipal spokesman Qondile Khedama said he was not aware of the incident.
“We will investigate the matter and find a solution. We want to stress that the community should look after these properties, which belong to the municipality. I will raise the matter with the relevant people,” he said.
Police spokesman Brigadier Motantsi Makhele said no case had been reported yet.
— Daily Sun