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Pretoria man kills self by exploding firecracker in his mouth

An elderly man killed himself by putting a firecracker in his mouth and lighting it, in a municipal court in Pretoria on Monday morning, Tshwane metro police said. The 76-year-old man had been summoned to attend a “protection order case” at the court on Monday morning, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba ...

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Sky no limit for Durban-born scientist

Durban – The sky is no limit for Durban-born scientist Dr Valanathan Munsami, as he takes up the post of chief executive at the South African National Space Agency (Sansa). Munsami, 48, who was born in Clairwood and raised in Chatsworth, was appointed last week to succeed Dr Sandile Malinga. ...

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Mystery over Texas deaths of SA couple

Durban – Mystery surrounds the death of a South African couple whose bodies were found in their Texas home. Although Houston police have not officially released their names, friends and family of Dalene and Hardus Scheepers have already expressed their shock on social media at the Secunda couple’s deaths. According ...

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11 Injured in taxi rollover in Howick

Eleven people were injured this afternoon after a taxi and trailer overturned on the N3 near the Howick turn-off in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene and found the taxi and trailer lying on its side blocking two lanes of the highway. Upon assessment, ...

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‘He just dropped dead’

Johannesburg – “He just dropped dead, he was walking and he just collapsed, I don’t know what happened.” These were the words of a woman who witnessed the death of a security guard in the Joburg CBD on Thursday. The incident occurred outside a butchery on the corner of Rahima ...

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Katlehong cop dies in hospital from gunshot wound

– A police officer, who was shot while responding to an armed robbery at a Katlehong petrol station on Thursday, has died. Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela confirmed that the wounded officer died in hospital on Thursday evening due to the severity of his wounds. The officer had confronted a ...

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