Nitesh Ramjith of Montmore Place in Stanmore sustained life-threatening injuries when his bike crashed into a tree and passed on in hospital.
KZN VIP Medical and Response and Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) were dispatched to the accident scene. RUSA boss, Prem Balram, said, “Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) were called out to scene on Rydalvale Drive at about 6:50am and found a private ambulance service in attendance. The biker was stabilised on scene and transported to hospital. The impact of the accident was quite intense causing the rear wheel of the Honda CBR to separate on impact.”
A Phoenix family has been plunged into the throes of mourning after a 33-year-old husband and dad was killed tragically in a bike accident on Rydalvale Drive on Sunday morning.
said, “It is alleged that the driver of the motorcycle lost control of the bike and crashed into a tree. He was stabilised on scene but transported in a critical condition to hospital. Sadly, it was determined that the patient succumbed to his life-threatening injuries at hospital and passed on.” Phoenix Community
Policing Forum chairman, Umesh Singh, said, “This is an absolute tragedy so close to the start of the Christmas season. We urge roadusers to exhibit extreme caution on the roads and be mindful of other roadusers during this busy season. Accidents occur in the blink of an eye and tragedies snatch loved ones away in a heartbeat. A family is grieving their loved one and we sympathise with them at this heartwrenching time. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are implored to be safety conscious at all times in all situations.”
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Watch: Teddy Mafia’s son-in-law targeted in Shallcross drive-by shooting
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.
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.
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) October 13, 2021
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.”
We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021
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.
Husband killed, wife critical as robbers open fire during Joburg home invasion
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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