Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chaos erupts at City of Cape Town’s full council meeting

Loyiso Langeni
28 January 2015

Chaos has erupted at the City of Cape Town’s full council meeting this is after members of the African National Congress were locked out of the chamber.

Mayor Patricia de Lille said the council is behaving worse than the Economic Freedom Fighters except they are not saying “pay back the money”. 

De Lille’s Spokesperson Pierrinne Leukes said the speaker asked them to leave because they were late after caucusing and having continue to disrupts the proceedings.

"This is not Parliament so we have not called any riot police to get anybody to chuck out of the chambers. We are trying to go forward with the rest of the proceedings as the rules by the speaker."  Leukes added.

 
Meanwhile the ANC’s Xolani Sotashe says there is no truth to the City’s statement that they caused chaos at the council meeting. 

Sotashe said there was no such that we disrupted the meeting, the speaker violated the rules of order.
Sotashe added that all they are demanding is fair application of order and answers regarding the demolition of houses at Plumstead to make way for the MyCiti project.

He added that the DA is running away from this debate knowingly very well that they are being exposed on the issue of housing in Plumstead.
We are also going to challenge them on the dismissal of a senior black professional, here in the admiration and the issue of racism.

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IFP calls for an address on incidents linked to xenophobia

Jaimie-faith Poonah
28 January 2015

The Inkatha Freedom Party is calling for a community dialogue to address recurring violent incidents in an around South Africa linked to xenophobia. 

This as last week looting and violent unrest broke out in Soweto and surrounding areas after a foreign national shot dead a 14-year-old boy. 

About 180 people have been arrested in connection with looting and violence. 

IFP National Chairperson Blessed Gwala explains: “The dialogue actually will increase awareness about issues affecting foreign nationals and encourage the spirit of unity and peace co-exist between South Africans and foreign nationals. That’s why the IFP demands that there must be an equal teamwork because we beating discrimination and racism of whatever sort.”

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DA not happy with resignation of Advocate, Vas Soni

Jaimie-faith Poonah
28 January 2015

The Democratic Alliance has described the resignation of Special Investigating Unit boss Advocate Vas Soni as another blow to fight against corruption. 

Soni resigned on Monday due to his wife falling ill. 

DA MP of Justice Glynnis Breytenbach said the country’s criminal justice system is in rapid decay and President Jacob Zuma must do all in his power to fix this. 

Breytenbach said: “It’s a pity because the organization has been reasonably directionless for years and it’s been there long enough to put any kind of stamp on it and now again the organization will be directionless and its just a symptomatic of the assault on the criminal justice cluster.”

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Department of Home Affairs ready for load shedding

Raymond Pani
28 January 2015


During a media-briefing today the departments Director General Mkuseli Apleni said the offices have the capacity to render services even when there is a blackout.

Furthermore the department has already started the current process of modernizing its system to improve efficiencies and turnaround times, for producing and issuing documents.

Apleni said in the design of the system we have the offline mode so that our offices can work even if there are power outages as a temporal measure. Load shedding may impact on the trial service but we have made provision for such eventualities. We have made sure that systems work even if there are power outrages in the country.

Meanwhile in terms of corruption the department says fighting corruption within is a key priority.

The departments Director General Mkuseli Apleni said government services are free of charge and people should report issue of corruption at the department. 

“Corruption has two people involved, a corrupter and corruptee hence we always raise the issue that if you go to our offices we have pluck cards saying people must not succumb to taking bribes. We are trying to encourage people to stay away from taking bribes” Apleni added.

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Missing Adult Alert: Andre Pretorius


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Six year old boy dies when a motor vehicle collided with him

Mbasa Gqokoma
28 January 2015

An accident late yesterday close to the Beyers Naude Drive and Peter road intersection left a six-year-old child dead.

This is after the child was trying to cross the road when a motor vehicle collided with him.

ER24 Spokesperson Chitra Bodasing says paramedics arrived on scene and found the child in a critical condition.

Bodasing said paramedics immediately provided advanced life support, however his condition got worse and he was declared dead after attempts to resuscitate him failed.

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Six suspects arrested for stealing diamonds

Mbasa Gqokoma
28 January 2015

Northern Cape police arrested six suspects aged between 27 and 50-years for allegedly stealing three diamonds at a mine in Prieska.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the suspects entered the mine after they approached the driver of a mining dump truck who was on his routine trips to offload and pointed a gun on him.

Mulaudzi said the suspects allegedly involved in the diamond heist mine were a group of plus minus 20 to 25 people who went inside the mine and managed to steal about three diamonds with the value of which has not yet been determined.

“The members from the mine managed to arrest one person. Subsequent investigations by the Hawks lead to the arrest of the other five which made the number of arrests to total six suspects” Mulaudzi added.

Police are still searching for the diamonds and the suspects are expected to appear in court soon. 

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4-year-old left at Plumstead cemetery reunited with family

Lusanda Bill
28 January 2015

The 4-year-old boy who was found wandering in the Plumstead cemetery on Saturday is back with his family. 

The Department of Social Development intervened after the family only reported the child missing late Sunday.

The boy was found by a passer-by who immediately took the child to Diep River police station.

Ministerial Spokesperson Sihle Ngobese said social workers were called to the police station where they stayed with the toddler in the hopes that his family would show up. However a decision was eventually taken to temporarily place the child in a safe home in the evening whilst efforts to trace his family were on-going.  

Ngobese said the following day police alerted social workers of a call made by the family regarding their missing grandchild and social workers immediately went to the family to interview the grandparents and assess the situation.

“The one grandmother admitted she lost sight of the child during a burial service held at the cemetery but assumed the child was in the care of other relatives” Ngobese added.

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Cosatu accuses City of Town of witch hunt

Loyiso Langeni
28 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Union in the Western Cape has accused the City of Cape Town of a witch hunt against black professions. 

Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich said the recent resignation of the Executive Director in Corporate Services Tshidi Mayimele-Hashatse raises many questions regarding the conduct of the city.

Ehrenreich said this clearly is an attempt by the city which has historically been controlled by whites to continue those with those practises.

As Cosatu we can opposed that and ensure that we bring proper employment equity and end white rule of the City of Cape Town

Meanwhile in response Mayor Patricia de Lille said the comment by Tony Ehrenreich of a witch hunt against black professions shows his lack of understanding of how government works.    

Mayor de Lille added that it’s a classical example, you cannot wear two caps both as ANC and Cosatu and he is failing hopeless to leave any of the two.

She also said if he is got any proof whatsoever of so called witch-hunt he must bring it up front.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A truck accident leaves one person dead and another injured in Molweni

Loyiso Langeni
27 January 2015

An accident earlier today on Bhalito Road in Molweni left a truck driver dead and one person sustaining moderate injuries. 

ER24 Spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said when they arrived on scene they found the wrecked truck on the side of the road.

Bodasing added that the truck driver had sustained multiple injuries. It is believed the truck rolled over him when he was ejected. Unfortunately there was nothing paramedics could do for him and he was declared dead on scene. The passenger sustained moderate injuries.

The exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation. 

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No arrests made following recent vigilante attack in Phillipi

Loyiso Langeni
27 January 2015

Western Cape police have not yet made any arrests following the discovery of a body that was necklaced in Phillipi Marikana squatter camp. 
This follows an incident last week in Mfuleni whereby a 16-year-old boy was found stoned and set alight in Shukushukuma squatter camp.

Police Spokesperson Thembinkosi Kinana said they received reports about an unidentified man that was set alight by members of the community, following allegations of a stolen cellphone.

Kinana said no arrests have been made in this case however a murder case has been opened and police are investigating.

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Another property scam reported in Cape Town

Mbasa Gqokoma
27 January 2015

KwaZulu Natal police are seeking the public’s assistance in fraud case involving a company called Queen Estate Properties.

Colonel Jay Nicker said a man was scammed by the company after he saw an advert for accommodation in Cape Town during October 2014.

Naicker said payment was made by the victim to the company via the internet to secure his accommodation. It seems like he made arrangements for going down to Cape Town during the December holidays and when he finally arrived at the place where he had booked the accommodation, they realised that the premises was locked and undergoing renovation.

“They also realised the premises did not belong to the company they booked with, but someone else. Unfortunately he realised he was scammed and had to make alternative arrangements for accommodation” Naicker added.

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Three people found murdered at a Golf Estate in Stellenbosch

Mbasa Gqokoma
27 January 2015

Three people were found murdered and two were left with sever injuries at a house at the De Zalze Golf Estate in Stellenbosch this morning.

It is believed that the four people are all related.

Western Cape Emergency Medical Services Spokesperson Robert Daniels says a female was immediately rushed to hospital with severe head injuries.

Daniels said the bodies of two adult males and a female was removed from the scene by forensic pathology services and an adult male in his early twenties who suffered minor injuries was taken into police custody for questioning.

The circumstances surrounding the murder are being investigated by police. 

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Attack on SACP members condemned by Cosatu in Mpumalanga

Jaimie-faith Poonah
27 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Union in Mpumalanga has condemned the attack on South African Communist Party members during the Joe Slovo and Jimmy Mohlala memorial lecture over the weekend.

African National Congress and SACP members traded blows when ANC members tried to stop SACP members from entering the hall where the memorial lecture was taking place. 

Several people were left injured during the incident. 

Cosatu Mpumalanga Provincial Secretary Fidel Mlombo said we believe as Cosatu that there are people who are behind this and those who have done this thing are just being sent to do this things

Mlombo added that they are in a process as COSATU of investigating the real culprits, the real people who have sent the people to disrupt the SACP memorial lecture.

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Vas Soni has resigned as the Special investigating unit Boss

Raymond Pani
27 January 2015

On Monday the Presidency in a statement said President Jacob Zuma has received the resignation of Special investigating Unit head Vas Soni. 

President Zuma appointed Soni back in September 2013. 

On Monday Soni said he was resigning due to his wife being unwell for the past five months. 

Presidential Spokesperson Mac Maharaj said it is with regret that we accept the resignation letter of Advocate Vas Soni, given the work he has done in the short time his been head of SIU.

Advocate Soni has turned the SIU into a effective instrumental to fight crime and corruption giving his impressive turn around time with investigations.

"We wish him and his wife well in this time of difficulty, and we wish him well in his future endeavors from the presidency, he added.

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Transport and Public Works to Spend More Than R35 Million on R399 Rehabilitation

Oscar Thomas
27 January 2015

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works together with the Bergrivier Municipality has started the rehabilitation of the R399 between Piketberg and Velddrif.

The project was started early this month and is expected to be completed in May 2017. 

The original road was constructed in the 1950’s and has received various maintenance interventions.

The Departments Al-Ameen Kafaar said the project value is more than R35 Million and it is going to stretch from the main road Piketberg to Velddrift.

Kafaar said in essence what is going to be done is that the road is going to be widened and the surfaces of the existing gravel shoulder will also be tied.

“Then there is also going to be some projects to address the problems caused by moles because moles dig holes under the roads which cause pot holes as well as resurfacing of the road Kafaar added.

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Missing Child Alert: Siyamthanda Gumede


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Chinese national arrested for rhino poaching

Oscar Thomas
27 January 2015

Hawks have arrested a 33 year old Chinese national for alleged involvement in rhino poaching.

Hawks Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said the man was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Sandton by organised crime assisted Crime Intelligence and Westrand K9 after he was found in possession of a rhino horn.

Mulaudzi said he was trying to trade the rhino horn illegal in Sandton and we received information about that whereby there was a take down operation with other units of the SAPS whereby we managed to arrest the suspect.
“The rhino horn will be subjected to DNA anaylisis to determine whether it was dehorned in the country or not” Mulaudzi added.

Mulaudzi said Investigators are already hard at work, profiling these suspects’ possible links to a spate of other crimes.

The suspect appeared in court yesterday and will remain in custody until his next court appearance.  

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Monday, January 26, 2015

An accident leaves one person dead and another injured

Raymond Pani
26 January 2015

An accident this morning on the N1 near Kroonstad left one person dead and another seriously injured. 

This is after a truck and a car collided into each other resulting in the truck veering off the road and landed in a maize plantation. 

Netcare 911 Spokesperson Chris Botha said “ when we arrived the scene we found that a lady had tragedly died on scene from severe injuries and a male patient suffered severe injuries, he want treated on scene and transported to the local hospital.

The exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.
 

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Unknown missing child found but not yet identified


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A complaint logged by the HETN against Judge Jeanette Traverso

Mbasa Gqokoma
26 January 2015

The Higher Education Transformation Network has officially launched a complaint against Western Cape High court Deputy President Judge Jeanette Traverso.

The Network says Judge Traverso’s conduct during the Shrien Dewani trial was bias and needs to be investigated.

HETN spokesperson Hendrick Makaneta says we are particularly concerned in as far as the Judiciary bias is concerned.

Makaneta says we have therefore liaised, sent the complaint to the Judicial Service Commission so that the matter of the judicial bias by the judge can be thoroughly investigated.

We expect a response as soon as possible from the JSC in as far as our complaint is concerned Makaneta added.

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Buffalo SAPS on a mission to uproot drug dealing

Oscar Thomas
26 January 2015

Buffalo Flats Police in East London have intensified its efforts on illegal drug trade. 

In the past week four suspects have been arrested and a total of 305 mandrax tablets to the street value of just over R24 000 was seized.

During a routine patrol in the area a 22-year-old suspect was arrested this is after police spotted the suspect and he started to flee when he saw the police. 

Captain Stephen Marais said Police then immediately went to the suspect stopped and searched him. The Police found a total of 205 mandrax tablets with a street value of R16 400 on him in his possession.

Marais said it was also established the suspect was coming from Transkei all the way via taxi to purchase the drugs and was about to head back to Transkei.

Marais said the suspect was arrested, charged and detained for dealing in drugs and would be appearing in the East London Magistrates’ Court soon.

“Police vowed to continue their fight against the illegal drug trade and will act against those committing this type of crime Marais added.

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21 people rescued in Koegelbaai

Lusanda Bill
26 January 2015

The National Sea Rescue Institute in Koegelbaai rescued 21 people who were trapped by incoming tide on an island between Gordons Bay and Pringle Bay. 

NSRI Spokesperson Criag Lambinon said the group were doing sightseeing but they were caught in the high tide. 

NSRI Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said on arrival on scene it was found that a rescue boat could not get onto the rocks to get them off.

Lambinon said a helicopter was called in and the 20 people who were believed to be on the island were rescued five people at a time using a short haul rescue technique.

“After the helicopter had left the scene it was determined that another one person was left behind and search and rescue went in and got him out resulting in 21 people being rescued” Lambinon added.

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Missing Adult Alert: John Davids


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WC Traffic Authorities Stomp down on road offenders

Loyiso Langeni
26 January 2015

Western Cape Traffic Authorities conducted 24 roadblocks across the province of which 2 175 vehicles were stopped and checked and 1 146 drivers were tested for alcohol. 

During the roadblocks 30 drunken drivers were arrested.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said the highest reading in the Western Cape 1.12mg/1000 ml on the N1 outside Worcester.

Meanwhile also during the roadblocks one person was arrested for being in possession of false documentation on the N1 just outside Swellendam. Another driver was arrested for being in possession of Dagga.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said they also arrested one person for reckless and negligent driving. In Mossel Bay one illegal immigrant was arrested. The total amount of fines that we issued was R307 100 and we also tested the speed of 7 833 of which we prosecuted 679 drivers for exceeding the speed limit.

Africa added that there are only  two fatalities have been recorded so far over for the weekend one pedestrian lost his life in Gugulethu on Friday another pedestrian was knocked down by a truck and lost his life.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fockville accident left two people dead and two injured

Loyiso Langeni
25 January 2015

ER24 paramedics attended an accident late last night after two vehicles collided head-on on the N12 in Fochville, Gauteng, leaving three people tragically losing their lives and two others critically injured.

Paramedic’s spokesperson Russel Meiring said they arrived on scene and found two badly damaged vehicles lying on the side of the road. Pieces of both vehicles lay scattered across the road.

Meiring added that on assessment, paramedics discovered two men and young woman trapped inside their vehicle that lay on its roof. Unfortunately both men had already succumbed to their severe injuries. The young female patient lay in the back seat in a critical condition.

He emphasised that rescue services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free the patient from the vehicle before treatment could continue. Once freed, paramedics performed CPR, unfortunately no signs of life returned.

“Two other patients were found lying in the second vehicle in a critical condition. Both patients were carefully removed from the vehicle and treated under advanced life support paramedics. Both patients were thereafter transported to Potchefstroom Hospital for further treatment.” Meiring said.

Exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation

 

 

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A man drowns in Knysna

Loyiso Langeni
25 January 2015

he National Sea Rescue Institute in Knysna on Saturday responded to a drowning incident whereby a man believed to be in his early 40s drowned.

NSRI Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said it is alleged that rough sea conditions and rip currents may have contributed to the man getting into difficulty in the surf.

Lambinon added that on arrival on scene it was found that bystanders had rescued the man from the water. They had initiated bystanders CPR on the scene which NSRI medics took over.

He also said that the NSRI station doctor arrived on the scene, despite CPR efforts the man was declared deceased on the scene.

"The body of the deceased man was handed over to the care of th Forensic Pathology Services and family are being assisted by police trauma counsellors." Lambinon added

 Police have opened an inquest docket.

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Popcru calls for responsible protests in Malamulele

Loyiso Langeni
25 January 2015

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has called for peaceful protest in Malamulele.  

The residents want to be separated from the Thulamela municipality and are demanding their own municipality.

Pupils have also been barred from attending school in the past week. 

Popcru’s Hangwani Mashao said residents need to be patient while government does its work regarding this matter. 

Mashao added that the Constitution of the country provides for the right to demonstration and protests.

He emphasised that it also protects the rights of those that might be affected by the very same demonstrations and protests. Therefore we calling for responsible demonstration because over the past few days we have had instances where law enforcement officers have been injured and instances where ambulances that were picking up the patients were attacked.

“We believe that in itself does not show responsibility on the part of those that organised the protests,” Mashao said.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

20 people injured in a bus crash in Free State

Loyiso Langeni
24 January 2015

 An accident this morning left 20 people injured after a bus collision on the R74 outside of Harrismith in the Free State.

It is believed that the driver of the bus lost control of his vehicle after one of the tires apparently burst.

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said they arrived on scene and found a mass casualty scene. On inspection, paramedics discovered that roughly 20 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical.

He added that an incident commander took control of the scene, which delegated the patients to the various services on scene. All the patients were found lying on the side of the road.

“Paramedics began their treatment of the patients while providing the critically injured patients with advanced life support. Once treated, all the patients were transported to various hospital including Mediclinic Hoogland for further treatment.” Meiring said.

Exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.

 

 

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Cosatu calls for strong action against looting of shops

Loyiso Langeni
24 January 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Union has called for strong action to be taken in the violent protest and looting of shops in Soweto.

Cosatu Spokesperson Patrick Craven said the violence in Soweto is pure criminality and should be treated as that. 

A foreign national allegedly shot dead a 14-year-old after his shop was robbed which sparked the protest.

Craven added that although the problems people may face and there is no question, people in poor communities like Soweto do face problems of unemployment, poverty, inequality, particularly amongst the youth, that can never be an excuse for attacking individuals of another nationality or racially origin.

“Its counter productive because they are victims of exactly the same cause and disrupt the unit of the oppressed in trying to change society, so we do not have these underline problems,” Craven said.

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R2K welcomes the announcement to release the national key points

Oscar Thomas
24 January 2015

 
Right2Know has welcomed the announcement by the ministry of police to release the names of the national key points.

This follows the order by the South Gauteng High Court in December that the ministry needs to release the list within 30 days.

 R2K’s Murray Hunter said this decision is a small but significant victory towards efforts of promoting accountability and transparency within the government. 

Hunter said it’s really a huge victory for transparency and for ensuring that secrecy bills like the national key points act can no longer be abused and used to undermine communities’ rights across the country.

 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Tributes continue for the late Jackie Selebi

Oscar Thomas
23 January 2015

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has sent his condolences to the family of the late Jackie Selebi. 

Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi died this morning in Pretoria after suffering from kidney failure.

Meanwhile the African National Congress earlier today said Selebi played a part in the liberation of the country. 

Ministerial Spokesperson Musa Zondi said we are sending our condolences to the family and also to the people of South Africa who touched by the work of the former National Commissioner in the many roles that he was serving his country in.

Meanwhile the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has also joined in the tributes for Jackie Selebi.

Popcru Spokesperson Theto Mahlakoana said Selebi played a great contribution when he was the Police Commissioner. 

Mahlakoana said we believe that the contribution he has made to the South African Police Service and internationally is quite remarkable.

“We extend our condolences to the Selebi family and friends Mahlakoana added.

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President Zuma calls for peace in Soweto

Mbasa Gqokoma
23 January 2015

President Jacob Zuma has called for the violent protest in Soweto to be brought under control.

Over 120 people have been arrested and about 80 shops owned by foreign nationals have been looted.

Violence erupted in Soweto on Monday after a 14-year-old was shot dead allegedly by a foreign national after he robbed his store, the foreign national has since been arrested. 

Presidential Spokesperson Mac Maharaj says the president has instructed the security cluster in cabinet as well as the provincial local government leadership in Gauteng and Limpopo to work together to bring the situation under control and work towards restoring normal scene.

“President Zuma will fly back to South Africa today. President Zuma is on a work full visit to Davos to attend the world economic forum annual meeting" Maharaj added.

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Person burned to death after accident on the N11

Jaimie-faith Poonah
23 January 2015

An accident this morning on the N11outside Newcastle KwaZulu Natal left one person dead.

It is believed that a truck collided with another vehicle after the truck driver lost control of his vehicle.

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said when ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene; they found a light motor vehicle with a trailer blocking one section of the road. A taxi which was on the trailer laid crushed on the side of the road, while a truck lay on its side well alight.

Meiring said fire services battled the blaze while paramedics treated the truck driver who sustained only minor injuries. Once the blaze had been extinguished paramedics discovered that a passenger in the truck had been burned to death.

No one from the light motor vehicle has sustained any injuries.

The injured truck driver was transported to Madadeni hospital for further observation. The exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.

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ANC praises the late Jackie Selebi

Raymond Pani
23 January 2015

The African National Congress expressed sadness at the passing of former police commissioner Jackie Selebi.

Selebi died at the age of 64-years-old after suffering from kidney failure.  ANC’s Keith Khoza said Selebi has made a great contribution to the African National Congress.

Khoza said we have been with him for a very long time in the ANC, he has served the NEC of the ANC for 23 years, he has lead the youth section of the ANC and he has made a huge contribution in the organisation. Not only did he make a contribution to the liberation of South Africa but even post 1994 he served in parliament under Nelson Mandela.

In 2012 Jackie Selebi was released on medical parole after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes from convicted drug dealer Glen Agliotti. 

Khoza said Selebi was a giant and a leader of our people.

“This is a indication of a life lived in service of our people, the ideals in which he lived the ANC will pursue and we believe his legacy will guide many generations to come to ensure that South Africa becomes a true liberated country” Khoza added.

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DA: Draft of National Youth Policy for 2014-2019 contains no new ideas

Jaimie-faith Poonah
23 January 2015

The Democratic Alliance says the draft new National Youth Policy for 2014-2019 contains no new ideas instead repeats old ideas about the youth employment accord which has been a complete failure to date. 

Meanwhile in a statement the National Youth Development Agency says the DA is misreading the take on the youth wage subsidy. 

DA Deputy MP in the Presidency Michael Cardo said the DA believes the Youth wage subsidy should be implemented at scale, that it should be ramped up.

Cardo added that the broadening of the Youth wage subsidy should be absolutely central to the National Youth Policy and that is what we are going to make the focus of our submission going forward.

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Cape Chamber concerned about robberies of jewellery stores

Lusanda Bill
23 January 2015

The Cape Chamber of Commerce has raised its concern regarding the increase in robberies of jewellery stores in and around Cape Town. 

On Wednesday a store in Camps Bay was robbed however at this stage no arrests have been made as yet.  Then earlier this month a jewellery store in Blue Route Mall was robbed by a gang of men. 

The Chambers Janine Myburgh said the business people will need to ensure that their security is up to standard and that will be additional costs, if they need to upgrade.

Myburgh said and these costs will have to come from somewhere and more often than not it will come from the consumer.

“We are asking the public if they are aware of anybody that appears to be of a nature that would be robbing some of the stores to contact the stores immediately” Myburgh added. 

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