• ewn.co.za

    [WATCH] Joburg driver evades gun-wielding hijackers

    This video shows how a Mercedes driver manages to escape a hijacking. In a video shared on the Autobumbum Facebook page, CCTV footage shows how a driver enters a parking lot only to be confronted by two armed hijackers who jump out of an Audi that has been following him. He does not hesitate and reverses through them, with one hijacker trying to cling to the door, and drives out the park, sideswiping the hijacker's car in the process and drives off leaving the hijackers stunned. They eventually run to their car and drive away. Some say he was brave while others say it was a risky move. Watch the video below: Posted by Autobumbum on Monday, 13 August 2018 Take a listen to this and other stories

  • Thieves pick wrong man to rob in KwaZulu-Natal

    Two men chose the wrong target to rob on Thursday, with one ending up in hospital and another in handcuffs in The Bluff in Durban. In a statement, KwaZulu-Natal police said an off-duty officer arrived home from an ATM on Thursday morning only to notice a car had followed him home. One of the occupants of the vehicle entered the house with a firearm and robbed the officer of his cash and fled in a vehicle with his accomplice. “The officer jumped into his car and followed the suspect’s vehicle. A shoot-out ensued at the corner of Austerville Drive and Quality Street, Wentworth. The suspect’s vehicle lost control and collided with a red Polo. Two suspects aged 36 and 41 were placed under arrest.”

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    Mpofu, Ngcukaitobi arrive in Zim for MDC Alliance election challenge

    HARARE - Two top South African lawyers have arrived in Zimbabwe to help the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa challenge last month’s presidential poll results in Harare's Constitutional Court. Dali Mpofu and Tembeka Ngcukaitobi were seen arriving at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport ahead of Wednesday’s court case. Ngcukaitobi and Mpofu will be key members of Chamisa’s legal team in this high-profile case. Chamisa is challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow victory in the July poll. He says he’s got overwhelming evidence to prove he was cheated out of victory. This isn’t the first time the MDC has employed South African legal minds: back in

  • AllAfrica.com

    Zimbabwe: Crocodile Dragged to Funeral of Teen It Mauled to Death

    ZIMBABWE Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) rangers on Tuesday dragged the carcass of a crocodile to a funeral wake in in the town of Redcliff. The rangers had shot the menacing reptile after it mauled to death a 14-year-old boy from Torwood suburb. Ali Phiri, a Batanai High School learner, was attacked by crocodiles when having a casual swim in the Kwekwe River with four of his friends late Sunday. Frightened mourners had to scurry before regrouping at the sight of the 4,5 meters reptile. ZimParks staffers had to restrain angry mourners who were pelting the carcass with missiles. The teenager was buried Tuesday at Torwood cemetery. ZimParks National spokesperson Tinashe Farawo

  • BuzzFeed

    Serena Williams Found Out 10 Minutes Before A Match That The Man Convicted Of Shooting Her Sister Had Been Released From Prison

    "I couldn’t shake it out of my mind." Serena Williams has had an incredible comeback story over the last year. Oli Scarff / AFP / Getty Images She gave birth back in September to her first child, a daughter with husband Alexis Ohanian. But, as probably everybody knows now, the birth came with severe, and potentially fatal, complications. Fortunately, after months of recovery, Serena came through the other side. And just to prove that she was really back, Serena then made a run to the Wimbledon finals in only her fourth tournament after giving birth. Clive Mason / Getty Images Although she lost, it was a statement that the queen of tennis was back in the picture. So it came as a surprise to some

  • Malema speaks at ProKid’s memorial after saying he ‘didn’t come here to speak’

    EFF leader Julius Malema attended ProKid’s memorial in Newtown on Thursday, where he delivered a short address. After sending his condolences to the late Linda Mkhize’s family, Malema said: “I didn’t come here to speak, I came here to listen to you speak, particularly the artists, so that you can conscientise us about what you are going through in the industry, particularly the hip-hop artists.” Malema’s words appear to have been mostly positively received on social media, but before the address one user said she hoped the leader of the red berets did not use the memorial as “a platform to seek attention,” and another user called the EFF out for sending Malema to ProKid’s memorial rather than

  • Independent Online

    ‘Ramaphoria’ evaporates as rand tanks

    JOHANNESBURG - If there were any doubts that the euphoria following Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as president of South Africa has evaporated, this week’s slump in the rand has removed them. The currency has plunged to a level last seen when Jacob Zuma was still in charge, having retreated from a three-year high against the dollar amid a toxic cocktail of negative economic news, political risks, and falling commodity prices.  An investor retreat from emerging markets has accelerated its slide of almost 10 percent against the dollar this month. When Ramaphosa took over as president in February, he promised to stimulate growth and attract investment, fix the finances of state-owned enterprises, and