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Thoriso Themane murder-accused scholar have a pending attempted murder charge



Thoriso Themane murder-accused repeat offender

A 15-year-old Limpopo high school pupil who was arrested along with four others in connection with the killing of a Polokwane man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly stabbed another person last year.

The teenager, whose father is a retired policeman, had allegedly stabbed another person in Bendor, Polokwane reported SowetanLive.

The teenager, along with the four others, were arrested after the brutal murder of a Flora Park musician and college student Thoriso Themane, 28, on Saturday.

Themane’s brutal assault was recorded on a cellphone video that has gone viral and sparked public outcry.

Yesterday, a police source told Sowetan that a previous case against the minor was still being investigated. “Police and prosecutors met yesterday [Tuesday] and decided to reopen the case,” said a source.

Sources close to the investigation told Sowetan that the 15-year-old Capricorn High School pupil had also opened a counter-charge of assault in the same matter.

Allegations of the teen’s previous brush with the law surfaced on social media after Themane’s killing with users claiming he had pending cases against him.

A fellow Capricorn High School pupil who was at the party where the stabbing took place last year told Sowetan that the teenager had tried to gatecrash the party. When they were turned away at the door he allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed another boy.

The murder-accused pupil’s father, who had initially claimed his son had not been involved in any crime before told Sowetan yesterday that there was a pending case against the teenager.

“I’m aware of the case as police informed [me] yesterday to come to the station; I’m in a meeting now,” said the retired policeman.

National police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo said they wouldn’t comment regarding the attempted murder charge until the suspect had appeared in court today.

Before the murder at the weekend, the teenager had attracted loads of admiration from his Facebook friends for his expensive taste in designer clothes. In another post he appeared with a stash of money in his mouth.

In another photo he is seen holding a bottle of Russian Bear vodka.

In a video clip which went viral this week, he is seen in a school uniform responding to a question that he is indeed feeling good that he killed a person. “Yes, you know my father is untouchable,” he responded before walking away. SowetanLive

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Watch: Teddy Mafia’s son-in-law targeted in Shallcross drive-by shooting



Teddy mafia son in law

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



randpark 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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