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Durban teen shaken after being pulled into alley in rape attempt



Durban – Two Durban teenager girls were left shaken on Monday after one was threatened and the other was nearly kidnapped.

On Ninth Avenue in Morningside, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly pulled in one of the alleys by two men in blue overalls who tried to rape her. 

According to the Morningside Crime Watch, they threatened her if she told anyone that they would come back for her. 

The Berea Community Policing Forum came to her aid and provided counselling. A case has been opened at the Berea police station. Police said the matter was sensitive and could not divulge information.

The teenager’s mother said her daughter said one of them had a gun and when she asked what they wanted, they put a hand over her mouth.

“They called her a piece of rubbish and said they were sent by someone her daughter knew and whoever that was, said they could do whatever they wanted to do to her, while fiddling with her skirt,” the mother said.

She said luckily she made her daughter wear one of those thick waist high tights, which made it difficult for them to sexually assault her, then they let her go.

The mother said her daughter only noticed when they had let her go and drove off that they had come in to cars and not one like she had initially thought.

“She came to me and when I noticed that something was wrong, she said ‘Mommy’ and broke down and cried,” she said.

“She’s not doing well, she doesn’t want to eat. All she wants to do is bath and sleep.”

She said she did not know where the attack came from and she did not know whether she was coming or going.

It is alleged that yesterday at midday, there was an attempted kidnapping on parkington Grove in Greenwood Park, north of Durban.

The vehicle used was apparently a white Tata Indica with tinted windows, occupied by two men. The vehicle had stopped and one of the men got out and attempted to push a high school girl into the vehicle, but she was able to break free and get away.

Kyle Van Reenen, a spokesperson for Marshall Security,  said the girl managed to break free and get away from the men.

“We responded and made contact with the victim who was left shaken up and traumatized. We were alerted to an incident in the Greenwood Park area. We advise the public to be aware of their surroundings at all times. They must not walk with headphones on as this can be distracting. The matter is being investigated further by the police,” Van Reenen said.

Ward 34 councillor, Ashok Maharajh, asked which kidnapping the Daily News was referring to because there were so many happening.

“I’m stunned, this is getting out of hand,” Maharajh said.

“There are a lot happening and in the last three months I’ve been hearing hearing about a number of abductions.”

He said young women and children were being pulled into vehicles and abducted for unknown reasons.

However, he said he was happy with the visibility of Metro Police in the area.

Source: Daily News

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Watch: Teddy Mafia’s son-in-law targeted in Shallcross drive-by shooting



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Kesavan Isaac Naidoo, the son-in-law of slain alleged Durban drug boss “Teddy Mafia” has survived a brazen attempted assassination on Wednesday, his family confirmed.

The incident took place at about 10am in Shallcross, south of Durban.

Naidoo, 41, is the son-in-law of Yaganathan Pillay – also known as Teddy Mafia.

He was shot twice in a daylight hit on Table Mountain Drive. The incident was captured on CCTV.

“Isaac was shot in both legs and his driver was shot in the hand. Both of them survived. They’re in hospital,” he said.

Read also: Alleged Durban drug kingpin Teddy Mafia killed, suspects beheaded

Pillay said Naidoo was in the back seat while his wife was in the front. The shooting, seen in the footage, takes place moments after they open the doors of their vehicle to get out.

In the footage, a white vehicle can be seen driving along Table Mountain Drive before it is stopped, partially blocking the left hand side of the road. Thirteen seconds later, Naidoo’s vehicle, a white Toyota Fortuna, pulls up.

The back passenger door of the Fortuner is opened, but it is not clear from the footage who the person was who opened it or if they got out of the vehicle.

Naidoo’s wife is seen getting out of the front passenger side of the vehicle and walks towards the rear of the SUV.

Suddenly, four men alight from the stationary vehicle, three of them drawing firearms and running towards the Fortuner, firing multiple shots. The fourth man stands next to the white car.

As the bullets are fired, Naidoo’s driver accelerates and drives past the other vehicle. Naidoo is presumably in the vehicle as it speeds away, but this could not immediately be confirmed.

Pillay said Naidoo was doing “OK”.

Police have been approached for comment, and this story will be updated.


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Facebook Down, Instagram and WhatsApp also offline



Facebook Down, Instagram and WhatsApp also offline

Facebook is currently experiencing an outage impacting its family of sites including WhatsApp and Instagram.

Most Facebook users are seeing an error message that says ‘This site can’t be reached.’ On Instagram, the error message shows as a 5xx Server Error message.

The outage is impacting users on both desktop and mobile.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” Andy Stone, policy communications manager at Facebook, tweeted on Monday. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Facebook Messenger and Oculus are also experiencing outages.

The first reports on started around 5pm.

According to The Verge, the issue is likely related to a DNS issue. When Slack experienced an outage last week, it was also related to DNS issues.

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Husband killed, wife critical as robbers open fire during Joburg home invasion



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A home invasion on Sunday night left a man dead and his wife fighting for her life after they were shot by robbers in Randpark, Johannesburg.

Emer-G-Med private emergency services paramedics found the man had sustained fatal gunshot wounds and he was declared dead.

His wife was also shot several times and was stabilised before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Reports from the scene indicated there were several armed assailants.

Police are investigating the incident.- TimesLIVE

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