A granny taken for a ride by criminals

It should come as no surprise that crime and violence remain so disturbingly high in South Africa. We hear of those incidents all the time, most people are affected by the scourge and it seems to be a norm for South Africans. Gogo Matshidiso Malmbo (87) from Tsakane, experienced that on Friday night. “I stay alone and I had no one to look after me, what pains me the most is that am an old woman and there’s nothing I can use to protect myself. If it wasn’t for the…

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An allegedly drunk driver causes an accident

On the 27th of March, a drunk driver bumped a VW Tiguan at Snake Road (Benoni) next to the Actonville off-ramp while traveling with his two daughters between the ages of 4 and 9 along with his friend, after the accident his friend was rushed to hospital since he was serious injured on the face. The VW Tiguan owner explained to Ekurhuleni News, saying “The traffic light was already red when we approached it; I was apparently slowing down when this Audi car smashed into the back of my car…

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ActionSA gears up for elections

ActionSA canvassed in Dukathole informal settlement (Germiston) on the 27th of March 2021, and the president (Herman Mashaba) of the new party shared, saying, “our people are living in worse conditions than pigs after twenty-seven (27) years of democracy.”While the party was recruiting members, coloured residents and the youth living in the informal settlement divulged how they are discriminated and limited from accessing job opportunities in their own country. They vividly expressed that they feel sidelined by the ruling party, because they are unemployed and grossly subjected to poverty.However, the…

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Ekurhuleni executive mayor delivers, State of the City Address

Executive mayor, Cllr, Mzwandile Masina shares what he accomplished during his tenure in office from 2016 to date. He emphasized the need to ‘build a local economy that grows in the hands of the people.’ When he took over people gave him a mandate to tackle unemployment, inequality, poverty and to govern the city. The executive mayor shared, saying, “this address takes place at a rather extraordinary time when the world is dealing with COVID-19. The Gauteng province remain the most affected because we went from burying 15 people a…

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Five cars collided on the R51 road

On Thursday morning (8 o’clock) during the rush hours five cars plunged into each other on R51 road next to the Engen garage (Springs). A lady who owns one of the cars told Ekurhuleni News that “the traffic light was red when I approached it, the cars were flowing in the traffic, the twist of the event followed when a car tried to stop at the robots but it couldn’t and then it bumped my car while the other cars followed suite and it resulted in a massive accident, unfortunately…

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Police commissioner in Gauteng says the search for missing Amahle Thabethe is still on

It has been almost two years since the little girl Amahle Thabethe went missing in Tsakane. Thabethe was abducted by an unknown man outside her home in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, while she was playing with a group of friends. She was 8 years of age at particular time. Gauteng police commissioner raises concerns over the missing Amahle Thabethe in the operation Okae Molao during the past weekend. The commissioner calls upon the community to assist the police in finding Amahle who went missing in April 2019, as he believes that no…

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Fashion designer seeks to leave a mark

Katleho Mokoena, a 28-year-old young man from Palmridge, Alberton is a fashion designer. He is the founder of GDzyn (pronounced as Gee Design) Fashion House and describes himself as a fashion designer who’s above the normal standard, because his designs are extraordinary. Katleho studied a BA degree in Community Development and Leadership at UJ, however, in his third year he dropped out because he realised he was not passionate about the course. After that he had to do a self-introspection and he finally realised that he loved sewing. “It took…

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Man was shot three times in Kwa-Thema

On Tuesday (16 March 2021) around 7pm, a community member was shot three times by two unknown armed men in Kwa-Thema (Tornado). Right after the shooting the victim gathered his strength and ran to one of the close by houses where he was taken to hospital in a community member’s car. A witness who was traveling with the victim gave Sergeant Nkosi and Captain Morumoloa a statement, saying “I use my car as a Uber taxi, so my friend asked me to accompany him to collect his spare keys since…

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A taxi transporting children plunges into a shack

On Friday morning a driver of a taxi transporting school children lost control when he was unfortunately distracted by a recklessly driven mini taxi in Langaville extension 7. Children panicked and cried after they witnessed their transport losing control and plunging into a small business shack. The accident devastated the Grade 3 learners who couldn’t hold back their tears. One of the witnesses, Themba said, “The mini taxi was in a rush and it disturbed the taxi transporting school children, so due to that the taxi transporting school children but…

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Mercedes-Benz turns into ashes

On Monday at 5:30, a Mercedes-Benz left everyone with a question mark after it was engulfed in flames and it turned into ashes on the N12 high way next to Edenvale , the driver was devastated and shocked as he said: “We are from Reiger Park, me and my colleague, we are coming from work here at Edenvale. My car was not faulty at all, I was driving when we both saw smoke coming from the vehicle bonnet, when we pulled over the smoke intensified, then reality kicked in that…

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