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Bikers robbed at gunpoint

A warning has been circulating on social media about motorbikers being robbed at the William Nicol off-ramp on the N1 North.

The warning states that bikers are being “robbed at red robots by armed men”.

In the most recent incident, … Read the rest



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Bomb scares at two big shopping malls

The police are investigating after bomb scares at two shopping malls in Johannesburg.

Emergency Services and the police’s bomb squad evacuated Cresta in Randburg and Eastgate in Bedfordview.

No devices were found.

Eastgate Mall Spokesperson, Amelia Beattie says, “We receive … Read the rest



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Church set alight out of spite

Officials at the Central Methodist Church in the Joburg city centre believe that the fire at the building was the work of disgruntled members.

The church’s superintendent minister, Reverend Ndumiso Ncombo, said residents had set a room alight to spite … Read the rest


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Joburg building fire probed

An investigation has been launched into a fire that broke out at an abandoned building in the Johannesburg CBD on Tuesday night.

Three floors were destroyed by the blaze that started just after 4pm. The cause of the blaze is … Read the rest


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Police round up 200 illegals in Joburg

South African police have arrested 198 illegal immigrants in a raid in Johannesburg, according to officials.

The arrests came after a spate of xenophobic attacks by local mobs which targeted immigrant workers from Zimbabwe, Malawi and other African countries.

The … Read the rest


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No water at OR Tambo

There was no water supply at Africa’s biggest airport, OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, on Friday morning due to water pipe connection problems, the Airports Company of SA said.

“This problem has affected one section of the airport, flights … Read the rest


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Armed men open fire on Joburg bus

A bus driver was shot and wounded when he tried to protect his passengers during an armed robbery on the bus in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, News24 reported.

Metrobus spokesperson Esther Dryer said a group of six armed … Read the rest


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Samaritan also shot on N1

Two men were found dead in separate vehicles along the N1 freeway in Maraisburg, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said it appeared that the first motorist was forced off the road by unknown persons on Tuesday … Read the rest


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Auditor-general calls Joburg’s bluff

The auditor-general’s office has called Johannesburg’s bluff. The City of Johannesburg gave a glowing account of the metro’s financial health, claiming increased capital expenditure and improved revenue, but it was a lie.

The office uncovered huge revenue losses, corruption, flawed … Read the rest