How Cape Town's musicians connected on Facebook to solve a crime in 48 hours

Nick Becker plays the saxophone, in fact, as he describes it "it puts food on his table and comfort to his sanity".

On Saturday after a show, it was stolen.

He posted details of the silver Selmar saxophone with a R25 000 reward on Facebook on Sunday and thanks to fellow musicians had the instrument back in his hands on Tuesday.

The musician that spotted it for sale, Jai Reddy, knew that the asking price meant it was stolen and after buying it called Nick to let him know the good news.

The sax is gone

Credit: Nick Becker

The details and reward

Credit: Nick Becker

A fellow musician responds

Credit: Nick Becker

We salute Jai Reddy for doing a great deed for a fellow musician and reminding us that there are many more good people around us than we sometimes realise.


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