MAN, FATALLY ELECTROCUTED

An adult male patient was fatally electrocuted by high voltage power lines at Germiston Lake train station this morning in the City of Ekurhuleni. The city`s Disaster and Emergency rescue team from Germiston central fire station, received the call around 09H10 in the morning and swiftly responded to the scene for intervention. On arrival, a motionless body of an adult male was still hanging from high powered electrical cables above the railway lines. A cutting tool was found between the rail lines just below the him.   Nothing could be…

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SCREENING AND TESTING CAPACITY

In an effort to increase its capacity and upscale COVID-19 screening and testing, the Gauteng Department of Health has partnered with Rebosis Property Fund and Faith Care Medicals to set up testing stations in Rebosis owned malls around Pretoria. This partnership will benefit various communities in Pretoria and surrounding areas especially those that have been identified as COVID-19 hotspots and are also densely populated thus posing a health risk. The testing stations will be rolled out in phases at the demarcated areas outside malls owned by REBOSIS. The first mall-based…

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HARAMBEE BACK ON THE ROAD

The Harambee buses are back on the road in line with the reduced restriction of Level 4 lockdown. The services were suspended when the Level 5 lockdown was declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March. The number of buses on the road have been increased to make up for reduced 45 passenger-seating capacity per trip to allow for social distancing. Inside the buses, passengers are only allowed to sit on the demarcated seats only. They only stand on the marked floor areas. Smart cards and tickets are sold at…

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HIJACKED SEDAN RECOVERED

Yesterday (23 May) just before 15h15 in Villa Liza area next to Dawn Park, a blue Nissan Almera sedan fitted with a tracker kit, was hijacked from a liable owner, by unknown assailants next to Barry Marais road and in less than an hour, the robbed vehicle was recovered by the EMPD Training Academy Officers with Cartrack motor vehicles tracking company, in Klippirvier area. At 15h40 in Katlehong area corner Thutong and Sontonga roads, Officers on their way home after a long day, were stopped and approached by desperate ground…

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ILLICIT CIGARETTES CONFISCATED

The Gauteng Traffic Police have arrested an Ethiopian national found in possession of massive cartons of illicit cigarettes and fraudulent documents this morning on the N1 South Highway near Carousel Toll Plaza. The 32-year-old male from Yeoville, Johannesburg was arrested at the joint Covid-19 lockdown law enforcement operation conducted along the Border of Gauteng and Limpopo. The suspect was found with approximately 87 600 packets of Ramington Gold cigarettes which were confiscated by the Gauteng Traffic Police and immediately detained at Temba police station.  The street value of the confiscated cigarettes…

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POLICE BRUTALITY

While the Deputy Police Minister, Cassel Mathale, was assuring Parliament’s Police Committee that the police and the defence force had complied with the damning court ruling in the Collins Khoza case, Dr Pieter Groenewald, leader of the FF Plus, accused security forces of yet another incident in which a woman was arrested with needless brutality in the Strand, Western Cape. Replying to Groenewald, the Deputy Minister said that Friday the 22nd of May was the deadline for the police and the defence force to comply with the judgement, which stated…

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DAGGA SEIZED

Acting on a tip off from concerned Benoni residents, the EMPD Drug Enforcement Unit Members moved into a plot and a male suspect was arrested, after Officers uncovered packaged and ready to sell, joint. Yesterday (17 May) at 14h05 on Van Wyk road, a 57-year old was handcuffed where 78x ziplocks of marijuana valued at R2340, were confiscated. The suspect was marched to Benoni police station and charged with, possession and dealing in dagga. The detainee, is expected to appear in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court soon.

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ATM’s ANXIETY ON REOPENING OF SCHOOLS

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) has noted the presentation by the Department of Basic Education to reopen the schooling term for priority grades 7 and 12 for the first phase of the reopening of the schooling term with great concern. Although this presentation by the Ministry gives leeway in the phasing in of the process of learning and teaching, it lacks adequate planning that informs the decision that was presented by the Minister and her team. It is unbecoming that learners are forced to return to schools, whereas Parliamentarians continue…

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CAR ACCIDENT KILLS TWO

Two persons died and one other critically injured when four vehicles crashed on N12 freeway northbound near Elands interchange in the City of Ekurhuleni earlier this morning at around eleven o`clock.   City of Ekurhuleni Emergency services rescue team and paramedics received the call at 11H18 and swiftly responded to the scene for intervention. On arrival, two light motor vehicles (Bakkies) and two trucks were found to have been involved in a crash. The wrecks were scattered across the entire freeway bringing the traffic to a complete standstill prior being diverted…

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METRO COP LINKED TO HIJACKINGS

The police this afternoon arrested two men one of them a member of the EMPD, minutes after hijacking a truck on the N12 in Boksburg.The suspects were caught a few meters from the scene of a hijacking. The men had allegedly just hijacked a truck carrying surgical masks when the police pounced.When the suspects saw the police they sped off in a white VW Polo which was later involved in an accident. They were the arrested and it was later discovered that one of them was an EMPD officer and…

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