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Family man ‘killed by jealous gunmen’, 7-year-old boy injured in ‘hit’

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Cape Town – An innocent dad has died in a hail of bullets and a seven-year-old boy from Lavender Hill has been injured after heartless thugs opened fire in Fawley Court on Wednesday afternoon.

The heartbroken family of Eugene “Stompie” Stole, 31, are still in shock after the young father of four was shot multiple times while walking home from work at about 2pm.

Tyrese Kiel was struck while waiting for the soup kitchen to open and was taken to hospital.

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Eugene’s widow, Illana, 30, says she was at work when she received an urgent call to come home as her husband had been shot and died on the scene.

Tyrese’s grandmother, Esme, 57, says she got a fright when she saw the Grade 1 pupil run into the house after a bullet ripped through his abdomen and exited his back.

Mom Imaan Miller, 29, says her son told her he was waiting for the soup kitchen to open when thugs started shooting at Eugene.

“He ran into a house and so did Eugene, but they didn’t see that he ran out the back and ran home,” a shocked Imaan says.

“My sister and her husband rushed him to hospital.

“They told us he is stable now and we are waiting to hear if they will need to operate, but we were all so shocked that they would shoot a child and an innocent man like that.”

Police spokesperson, Captain FC van Wyk, confirms the incident and says officers are now investigating a murder and attempted murder case, with no arrests made as yet.

Illana says she hates the men who shot her husband, who worked hard to provide for his family.

Eugene worked at Bowler PET plastic manufacturer and Illana believes the shooters were jealous of him.

“I hate them. They have taken my children’s father away from them and baby Havaniah is only one year old.

“We have been together for 12 years but married for eight years.

“Together we have four children and they are Zac, Zion, Zara and Havaniah.

“I think this was jealousy because he always worked for everything he had.

“He was not a gangster. We can’t believe he had to die like that.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or Steenberg SAPS.

Source: Daily Voice

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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 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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