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Mayor condemns rape and murder of 86-year-old ANC stalwart

Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina on Thursday, called for a harsh sentence against anyone arrested in connection with the rape and murder of African National Congress veteran Hermina Mmule Mpakanyane in Benoni Wattville. “This is a very shocking incident only a person with a twisted mind can commit such a heinous …

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Three petrol bombs found at Wits

Three homemade petrol bombs have been found at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) on Wednesday morning and police were on the scene with sniffer dogs. A student at Wits said the backpack containing three beer bottles filled with petrol that was found at Wits at the Raikes Gate on …

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Google takes on rivals with new premium-priced Pixel smartphones

Google took on rivals Apple, Samsung and Amazon in a new push into hardware on Tuesday, launching premium-priced Pixel smartphones and a slew of other devices showcasing artificial intelligence prowess. The unveiling of Google’s in-house designed phone came as part of an expanded hardware move by the US company, which …

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Steyn’s boot crucial against All Blacks

Breaking a three-match losing streak Morné Steyn starred in the Springboks’ 18-10 victory over Australia at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Steyn scored all of South Africa’s points, slotting two drop-goals and four penalties in their Castle Lager Rugby Championship match. The Bok pivot’s metronomic kicking boot and a gallant defensive …

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Four injured after bakkie rolls in Vanderbijlpark

Joburg News – Four people were injured this afternoon, including a four-year-old boy, after a bakkie rolled off the Kariba Road in Vanderbijlpark. Paramedics from the ER24 Vaal branch arrived on the scene and found the bakkie, which had sustained a significant amount of damage, lying some distance away in …

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Biker killed in collision in Boksburg

A man, believed to be in his 50s, was killed this morning after he was knocked off his motorbike on Jubilee Road in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg. Paramedics from the ER24 Jhb East branch arrived on the scene and found a large truck on the one side of the road …

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Pregnant woman critically injured in apparent hit and run

A nine-month pregnant woman was critically injured in an apparent hit and run incident in Riverbend Road, Bloubosrand in Randburg, earlier this afternoon. ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found the woman lying face down on the road. Upon assessment it was found that she was in a critical condition. …

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Dominant Liverpool beat clueless Chelsea

A stunning strike from Jordan Henderson helped Liverpool secure a comfortable 2-1 win at Chelsea on Friday that ended the London club’s unbeaten start to the season and underlined the growing potential of Juergen Klopp’s side. Liverpool largely dominated the encounter and took a 2-0 lead after Dejan Lovren was …

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