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Two adults and child burned to death

Two adults and a child, believed to be 13-years-old, have been found dead in a veld outside of an estate near Centurion. ER24 paramedics were called to the scene by the local law enforcement. Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly before 08h00. Upon arrival, paramedics found the bodies of two …

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Zuma appoints new acting police commissioner

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba as the Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service with immediate effect. The Presidency said in a statement on Thursday evening that Khomotso Phahlane’s tenure had come to an end. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula also announced that Phahlane has been asked to …

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Diepkloof protesters block roads

Protesters have blocked roads with burning tyres in Diepkloof, Soweto. Traffic near the area is heavily affected. Residents blocked roads between Baragwanath Road and Diepkloof Zone 5 and Zone 2. Some of those roads have now been reopened. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said police fired tear gas and rubber …

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Ten hostages freed in Nyanga – UPDATE

Police have managed to free 10 hostages after a day-long stand-off following an attempted armed robbery in Nyanga, Cape Town. An attempted armed robbery at a supermarket turned into a hostage situation on Monday morning. At least one person was injured and several employees were being held inside the supermarket. …

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Mbete to respond to UDM court papers

Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete has until 4pm on Tuesday to respond to the UDM’s court papers on a secret ballot during the motion of no confidence vote against the President. The party lodged papers at the Constitutional Court on Monday in a bid to force Parliament to use a secret …

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Zuma calls racism on anti-zuma marchers

President Jacob Zuma used the 24th commemoration of Chris Hani’s death to call on South Africans to unite against racism. Zuma said last week’s marches, calling for his resignation as president, demonstrate that racism is real and exists in South Africa. “Many placards and posters displayed beliefs that we thought have been buried …

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