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Yet another video shows Leo Prinsloo heroics in foiling the Pretoria heist

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Another video from the foiled Pretoria heist has shown how the driver, Leo Prinsloo, bravely rammed the robbers vehicles and charged onto them as they lay in wait for him.

The terrifying footage shot from a front facing dashcam shows Leo taking out the highpowered vehicles with his Toyota Land Cruiser.

“There is nothing that can really prepare you 100% for a situation like that,” is what Leo Prinsloo said after surviving the cash-in-transit (CIT) attack in Pretoria last week.

Prinsloo spoke to television broadcasting channel eNCA’s reporter, Barry Bateman, saying he “pre-visualised” what he was going to do when a group of armed men tried to rob the CIT vehicle he was driving on 22 April, on the N4 in Pretoria.

SA Trucker reported police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo as saying the attackers fired several shots at the vehicle, attempting to stop it during a high speed chase.

Two videos, which were recorded in the cabin of the CIT vehicle, shows Prinsloo and his colleague, Lloyd Mtombeni, reacting to multiple shots.

According to Batemen, Mtombeni said it was his fourth day at the company and his third day assigned under Prinsloo when the incident occurred.

“You know instinct kicks in pretty much… When we train people, we usually tell them to pre-visualise what you are going to do… That’s pretty much what happened – I pre-visualised what I was going to do, to the best of my ability,” said Prinsloo.

I did what my mind just told me to do, and it worked out for me on that day.

As the armed robbers pounced, Prinsloo could be seen immediately reacting, appearing to ram into one of the vehicles before speeding off.

He is seen in the footage, cool, calm and collected. He asks Mtombeni to cock a rifle, as he evades the CIT robbers. He makes a U-turn and then speeds off again.

Mtombeni said it was his first time being shot at, but he was comforted knowing he was under the care of the experienced Prinsloo.

“I learnt a lot – how to react to situations like [that]… Because it was my first time…”

The attackers fled without taking any cash.

Naidoo said no arrests had been made yet.

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N2 Kei Cuttings bus accident leaves 27 dead

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At least 27 people have been killed in a bus accident on the N2 at Kei Cuttings between East London and Butterworth in the Eastern Cape on Monday afternoon.

The death toll has been revised from earlier reports which indicated that 10 people have died.

Eastern Cape transport department spokesperson, Unathi Binqose, says the number of the deaths could increase as more people were still trapped inside the wrecked bus.

A large number of search and rescue personnel, traffic officers, firefighters and paramedics are on the scene.

Binqose said the death toll is likely to increase as search and rescue personnel plan to flip the bus over to see whether more people are trapped underneath.

The accident took place on the notorious section of the N2, known as the Kei Cuttings, north of the Kei River, which is known for its perilous twists and turns.

Binqose said the driver of the bus is among those who died.

The driver is believed to have lost control of the long-distance passenger bus before it plunged 200 metres down a steep embankment.

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“He lost control just before he could cross the river on the last curve,” said Binqose.

Chief director of clinical support services for the health department, Kidwell Matshotyana, told TellitallSA that 22 people were stable and did not want to go to hospital.

“In terms of the injured people, we have five patients admitted at Frere Hospital and one at Life St Dominic’s Private Hospital [both in East London],” he said.

The department will arrange transport for the 22 people, who don’t want to go to hospital, to the nearest town. They will be given accommodation.

The bus is understood to have been transporting passengers from Cape Town.

Hospitals and emergency services in the area and further afield were offering help with triaging patients.

He said the police had the grim task of going through the luggage to find identity documents, in order to begin informing the next of kin of the tragedy.

The department would also work with the bus company to establish a contact centre for worried families checking up on people who were on the bus, and those details would be announced later.

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Skeem Saam’s Koko Mantsha death dismissed as fake news

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Koko Mantsha, the popular Skeem Saam character acto, real name, Lydia Mokgokoloshi is not dead.

Social media is awash with news of her death which seems to have been fuelled by fake news sites aiming to profit from unsuspecting lovers of the 80 year-old veteran actress.

Lydia Mokgokoloshi, has appeared in many television shows including Muvhango and Bophelo ke semphego.

Mokgokoloshi was born on 27 September 1939, in Polokwane, Polokwane Local Municipality, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo.

She is most famous for acting as Koko Mantsha the grandmother of Katlego Pietersen (Patrick Seleka) in the soap, Skeem Saam.

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Watch: Thulani Dlomo an alleged ‘Zuma spy’, hands himself in

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Thulani Dlomo, the axed former SSA top spy and former SA ambassador to Japan has handed himself over to police on Friday.

Dlomo’s lawyer Philani Shangase said that he handed himself over at his own will at the Durban Central Police station on Friday.

He said Dlomo was not arrested but wanted to clear his name following media reports.

Dlomo was being interviewed by police officers at 17h00 on Friday.

“He has denied all wrong doing,” Shangase said.

Dlomo was suspected to be one of the instigators of the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

This is a developing story.

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