During a routine patrol of the GSCID precinct, Operations Manager, Charl Brooks this past weekend came across a pitched tent on the verge of the Mowbray off-ramp to the N2. Initially Brooks thought it to be another squatter setting up home but on closer inspection he discovered a young Chinese national who could speak very little English. Upon further questioning Brooks established that the young man, Yang Yu, is a tourist in the Mother City. Yu shared that he had journeyed around the world on his bicycle and that he had recently completed a cycling leg from Namibia to Cape Town, his last stop  before heading home to China.

As the man had last had access to bathing facilities 5 days earlier, the GSCID offered him a shower in their new social facility under the N2 bridge and transport to Cape Town station to board a train for Johannesburg before flying home.

“We were happy to show the visitor our warm Cape Town hospitality and to help him on his way,” said Brooks.

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