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  • 4 dead as train collides with vehicle in the North West

    12 May 2018 5:52 PM 20

    Four people were killed after the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a train on Saturday afternoon between Boons and Magaliesburg in the North West. North West police spokesperson Colonel Adele Myburgh said the driver of a white Toyota Corolla failed to stop at a railway crossing and collided with a goods train. Myburgh said three female passengers

  • Foreign national shot and killed in Port Elizabeth

    12 May 2018 12:15 PM 19

    A foreign national was shot and killed near the Algoa Park Spar in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Police spokesperson, Captain Johan Rheeder, said according to eye witnesses the man had been sitting in his car at a red robot when a white panel van had stopped, and two men jumped out. He said the men, also identified as foreigners, had both been carrying

  • Two die as vehicle rolls in Cirtusdal

    12 May 2018 7:21 AM 2221

    Two men have died and a third is seriously injured after their vehicle rolled on the N7 outside Citrusdal early on Saturday morning. Western Cape Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa said the accident had occurred at around 05:20 on Saturday morning when the driver of a Ford Telstar had lost control of the vehicle and it had gone up an embankment and overturned

  • Ramaphosa joined by scores of people in White River

    12 May 2018 6:53 AM 20

    President Cyril Ramaphosa was joined by hundreds of residents from the White River municipality in Mpumalanga on Saturday morning for one of his early morning walks. Ramaphosa's early morning health walks have become a staple and have seen thousands of South Africans joining him across the country to make a positive change to their health. "People knew I was coming

  • Learners use field as toilet: 'Our children are not safe', says worried mom

    12 May 2018 5:59 AM 2165

    Young children are forced to use a field as a toilet at Ntshingeni Senior Primary in the Eastern Cape school, while teachers turn to neighbouring houses, reports GroundUp. "We feel abandoned by the government. Most of us went to school here using these [same] old toilets, and even our grandchildren are forced to use them," said Phumla Sitetho, a parent

  • Mosque attack: Relative of slain worshipper says it was heartbreaking to watch him fight for his life

    11 May 2018 7:46 PM 29

    A relative of Abbas Essop, who died shortly after an attack at a mosque in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday, says it was heartbreaking to witness Essop fight for his life after his throat was slit. "It was very heartbreaking to witness his death at this mosque," said the relative, who asked not to be named for "security reasons". The relative said he was one of the people

  • Police find man's body hanging in tree, his girlfriend and son stabbed to death

    11 May 2018 6:48 PM 28

    Limpopo police have been left horrified after they found the bodies of a 23-year-old woman and her two-year-old son, who were believed to have been stabbed to death by the child's father, before he hung himself. Provincial police spokesperson Captain Mohlaka Mashiane said police in Limpopo condemned the killing. The 33-year-old was found hanging from a tree on a nearby

  • DRC expels two British journalists

    11 May 2018 5:00 PM 29

    Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have expelled two British journalists, including a photographer who has contributed to AFP coverage, their colleagues say. The two had been reporting on armed groups in the volatile Nord-Kivu region of the central African country, accompanied by a Congolese AFP journalist and members of a local non-government

  • Defence lawyer questions whether PI and police legally gained access to accused's home

    11 May 2018 4:56 PM 22

    It was a fiery start for the defence team in the Siam Lee murder trial in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Friday as Philani Ntuli's lawyer Martin Krog questioned the legality of the procedure police used to gain access to his home. Krog tackled Detective Warrant Officer Rajan Govender, who resumed his testimony. Krog largely focused on the role played

  • WATCH: SA football freestyler tells of bruising preparation for Guinness World Record

    11 May 2018 2:40 PM 21

    South African football freestyler Khris Njokwana has described as "worth it", his bruising journey towards his record-breaking feat that has earned him a Guinness World Record. Njokwana successfully broke the world record for the "highest altitude football dropped and controlled" last month, although the news was only shared this week. A crane dropped