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Moorton teenager takes her own life



‘I love my Ravi Daddy and please forgive me’. These were the heart-wrenching and chilling final words etched in a two page suicide note from a Moorton teenager, who ended her life on Friday.

Fifteen-year-old Nazeera Sheik Adam, who was described by her loved ones as a bubbly and caring child, had shown no signs of depression, however, her family believes that it is what caused her to commit suicide by shooting herself in her head.

Speaking to the Rising Sun in the comfort of his home, her devastated uncle, Ravi Reddy, who took in Nazeera four years ago after her biological mother had tragically passed on said the teen was the most wonderful and loving child anyone could ask for.

“My wife and I treated her as our own baby even though she was my wife’s sister’s child. We loved her as if she was our own and we are still trying to fit the pieces together and find a reason as to why this loving and beautiful child would kill herself. She was the daughter we always wanted and she was taken away from us so soon,” said an emotional Reddy.

Family members believe that it was Nazeera’s mother’s untimely death that drove her to depression.

“We suspect that she wanted to be with her mother, who would have celebrated her birthday on the Thursday before Nazeera took her life,” he added.

According to the traumatised family, Nazeera had searched for YouTube videos on how to use a firearm for the first time.

It is still a worrying mystery as to where she got the gun from.

Explaining the final moments leading up to the death of his niece, Reddy said, “We are busy renovating our house and the builders were breaking tiles in the kitchen. Even though the noise was so loud in the kitchen, we heard a terrible sound coming from upstairs. My wife and I then upstairs and upon our investigation, we also smelt something burning.”

His wife found Nazeera lying on the side of the bed in their bedroom.

“This was not only tragic but a shock to the family,” Reddy stated.

Growing up in abject poverty, the pupil was forced to miss two years of school. However, she had performed exceptionally well and was looking forward to high school next year.

Despite living in a Hindu home, Nazeera was free to practice her religion and was a Muslim by faith. She was laid to rest on Friday at the Shallcross Crematorium

An inquest docket is being investigated at Chatsworth SAPS.

Cluster communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South, Cpt Cheryl Pillay said police found a suicide note at the scene, which was seized.

First responder at the scene, Sivan Subramodey from Amawele Emergency Services said the teen was declared dead at the scene.


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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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