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Security guard hospitalised after being run over and shot at in Toti

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Durban – A security officer is recovering in hospital after he was run over by a car when he tried to intervene in a dispute between two groups of people in Moss Kolnik Drive, Amanzimtoti.

The perseverance of a volunteer crime fighters and the police dog unit led to the arrest of two people.

Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said the security guard alleged that he was at a local garage performing his duties when an unknown vehicle with a three occupants ran him over with a vehicle.

“They also fired several shots at him from a hand gun. The guard sustained injuries on his arms, back and legs. He was taken to hospital for medical attention. The suspects drove off. Their vehicle was later recovered at Lewis Drive,”she said.

Mbele said two suspects aged 30 and 33 were arrested. They were charged with attempted murder and will appear in the Amanzimtoti Magistrates court on Wednesday.

The Community Crime Prevention Organisation (CCPO) based in Amanzimtoti said the guard was from ET rapid response attending to a disturbance at the petrol station.

“The guys causing the disturbance left the scene in a silver Toyota only to return a few minutes later. The CCPO supervisor Michael had by then arrived on scene. The driver of the silver Toyota hit the ET response officer with the vehicle knocking him to the ground. As CCPO supervisor Michael and his crew Hendrik approached the vehicle two shots were fired at them by the one occupant of the vehicle,”stated a report by CCPO on Facebook.

“Luckily the shots missed. The vehicle sped off with Metro K9, CCPO and ET in pursuit. Blue Security – Durban and Amanzimtoti SAPS joined in the pursuit. The vehicle disappeared but was found abandoned in Lewis Drive, Amanzimtoti,”the report stated.

“An alert member of the public noticed the vehicle being abandoned and the suspects running into the thick bush. A search was conducted with police dogs. A few hours later two suspects were caught by Metro K9,”added the report.

Source: Daily News

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Look: 4 critically injured in tanker and bus crash on N3

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Four people have been injured and multiple others injured when a tanker truck, a bus and other vehicles were involved in a serious crash on N3 north just before the Hidcote off ramp in Mooi River.

Netcare 911’s Shawn Herbst said that paramedics responded to the accident scene at 15H42 on Monday afternoon.

“Netcare 911 with Nsele Ambulance Services Responded to a collision on the N3 Johannesburg bound in Hidcote KZN Midlands region.

Reports indicate that a bus, tanker and multiple cars were involved in a collision leaving four people critical and approximately fourty-four other patients with minor to serious injuries,” said Hersbt.

The fire and rescue services are currently on scene trying to extinguish the fire to determine if any deaths have occurred.

This is a developing story.

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Attorney Theasen Pillay found deceased in his Umhlanga Ridge apartment

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Durban – Lawyer Theasan Pillay, 47, from attorneys Theasan Pillay and Associates has been found dead in his apartment on Solstice road in Umhlanga Ridge on Friday morning.

Private security company, Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) reported that they received a call at 11h34 on Friday from a relative requesting assistance after he made the gruesome discovery.

Rusa officers and paramedics on arrival found Pillay in his bedroom.

He had suffered stab wounds to his arm and chest.

“It was established that Pillay left a suicide note at his offices in Umhlanga prior to leaving the premises this morning. His employees discovered the note and called him. During a telephonic conversation he assured them that he was fine and needed some time alone. They then informed his family and requested that they check on his well-being.

His brother proceeded to his apartment and gained access with a set of spare keys when he made the discovery,” said Rusa.

Pillay’s death is being investigated by the police and updates will be shared as soon as they become available.

This is a developing story.

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Leo Prinsloo guarded Kim Kardashian amongst other high profile people

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Pretoria – The hero guard, Leo Prinsloo, once served as a guard for former President Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles and even Kim Kardashian amongst high profile people, IOL has reported.

Deon Coetzee, MD of the Fortis Group said that Prinsloo has been in various security roles for more than 30 years now, with a 12 year career in the South African Police Special Task Force.

He had extensive training, including training with Abu Dhabi’s Anti-Terrorism unit.

In the SAPS Task Force, he was a head instructor of their lone operator training.

Prinsloo and Lloyd Mthombeni became a world topic when a video was shared on social media of them being shot at by robbers.

Coetzee said the two had been escorting a van that was transporting cellphones when they came under attack on the N4 freeway in Pretoria.

He said the modus operandi of criminals is to take out both the escort vehicle and the courier vehicle.

“In the video you see what was happening to the escort vehicle. Two vehicles with three criminals in each tried to take them and Leo took evasive action,” Coetzee said.

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“The guard in the passenger seat, Lloyd Mthombeni, was just four days on the job when the incident happened,” he said.

Dash cam footage of the incident was shared thousands of times and quickly went viral on social media. The public has hugely been amazed by the bravery exhibited by Prinsloo who managed to keep his cool as bullets rained on his van.

News agencies across the globe covered the incident showing Prinsloo’s daring escape from the robbers.

Death threats

Meanwhile, Prinsloo has been placed under police guard following death threats.

Coetzee said they have had to step up security around him following the threats.

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