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DURBAN TEENAGER CALLS FOR HELP FROM CUPBOARD AFTER SPOTTING INTRUDERS

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Family survives Glemore home invasion unharmedA family survived a Glenmore home invasion unharmed after a gang of armed suspects entered their house in Carrington Heights last night.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the suspects had managed to gain entry into the house in Gweneth Place at around 8.30pm while the resident’s husband, mother and daughter were at home. “The resident’s teenage daughter spotted the suspects, one of them armed with a firearm, and climbed into a cupboard to hide away. The suspects fled with three televisions, a laptop and a camera and a vehicle that was parked in the garage,” Mathios said.

“The resident’s husband, who was in a downstairs studio, and her mother who was asleep, were unaware of the intruders. Her daughter managed to call the chairman of the Glenmore Neighbourhood Watch, Wally Coombe, for help and he alerted Blue Security to the incident. No injuries were reported,” Mathios said.

Mathios said that upon investigation the company found that the suspects had gained entry into the house through an interleading garage door. Umbilo SAPS attended the scene of the crime.

Mathios advised residents to ensure all entry points of their properties as well as external areas are adequately secured by external infrared motion detector beams and strip beams. “A home is only as secure as its weakest point, so it is advisable to regularly inspect your home for any areas that may need attention or repair. If you have never had a professional assessment of your property by a security professional, it’s worth making contact with your security firm to book a free assessment,” Mathios said.

“The start of a new year is a good time to re-examine your home security system so that you can consider any upgrades, such as the benefits of a smart home security system, and plan ahead to beat the rush before the next holidays.”

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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

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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 DownDetector.com 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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