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Fawu to march against sugar tax

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) will march to the National Treasury in Pretoria on Monday to protest against the proposed introduction of a sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax, or “sugar tax”. Fawu general secretary Katishi Masemola said in a statement that the protest is informed by the “admission” from …

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14 injured in Bloem collision

14 people were injured this morning in a collision involving at least three vehicles on Dr Belcher Road in Heidedal, Bloemfontein. ER24 and provincial paramedics arrived on scene and found a truck, taxi and car that were damaged. Upon assessment of the patients it was found that they sustained injuries …

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Bloemfontein ‘vampire’ denied bail

A Nigerian man, known as the “vampire”, has been denied bail in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court, police said on Wednesday. Emmanuel Okiri, 38, appeared in court on Monday following his arrest in downtown Bloemfontein on Saturday evening around 21:00. Okiri allegedly bites his victims’ ears, noses and mouths during his …

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Slain Durban doctor identified – Citizen

The woman was found with duct tape around her face and was discovered by a neighbour at their gated complex. The 63-year-old doctor whose decomposing body was found in her complex has been identified. The deceased, Dr Vajjnah Banoo Mahomed, worked at Prince Mshiyeni Hospital in uMlazi and lived on …

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Phahlane unaware of investigation into him

Acting National Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane on Wednesday said he was never approached or informed of an investigation of defeating the ends of justice against him. “The acting national commissioner was shocked to learn through reports circulating in the media that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is …

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ANC Southern Cape regional secretary in court for fraud

ANC regional secretary for Southern Cape Major Sokopo, 42, and Ndileka Mfunda, 49, are expected to appear in the George Magistrate’s Court on Thursday facing fraud charges. They were arrested in September. Sokopo’s arrest follows an investigation into his tax consultant company which was contracted by the Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay …

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