Daily News Brief

19 Killed On WC Roads; Easter Death Toll Expected To Increase

Nineteen people have been killed on the Western Cape’s roads since the start of the long weekend. Most of the people who died on the province’s roads over the weekend were pedestrians. And Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa said that the number’s likely to rise as the exodus home gets into full swing.

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Man Accused Of Murdering Wife, Raping Step-Daughter

An Eastern Cape man accused of murdering his wife and raping his step-daughter is under observation in hospital after he apparently tried to kill himself. The 52-year-old man was arrested near Alice at the weekend after several days on the run.

KZN Man Kills Himself After Throwing Relative’s Body Off a Cliff

Police in KwaZulu-Natal are investigating a murder-suicide after Sinenkosi Zondi (26) died while a relative was taking him to hospital. The victim died on the way as the suspect had tried to transport the victim to a hospital.

Prime Waterfront Locations Don’t Have To Be By The Seaside

Being limited in supply and therefore generally highly sought after, residential waterfront property enjoys high demand and commands a premium price, says Pam Golding Properties. However, not all prime waterfront property is ocean-facing. Lakes, lagoons, canals, and dams have much to offer home buyers.

Police pounce on ‘cannabis shop’ selling cookies, cake and oils

A shop selling goods containing cannabis in Sedgefield was shut down by police just hours after opening its doors. Barely hours after opening for business, a new shop selling cookies and oils containing cannabis was raided by police at Sedgefield on the Garden Route at the weekend.

Train coaches worth R33m lost in Cape Town station blaze

Two train sets that were burnt to ashes at Cape Town station on Sunday were worth an estimated R33m, according to Metrorail. Richard Walker, regional head of Metrorail, said that two platforms were also damaged during the blaze and warned that commuters would feel the knock-on effects.

What To Look Out For

Heavy Rain Could Lead To Flash Floods, Warns Sa Weather Service

Severe thunderstorms have been forecast for Gauteng, the Free State, Northern Cape, and the Eastern Cape. The South African Weather Services is warning of heavy rainfall this week around parts of the country which could lead to flash floods.

Get Ready For A Storm – Alternative Rock Band Spoegwolf Is Back

The alternative Afrikaans rock band, Spoegwolf, recently made history when their latest album, Koma, topped Apple Music’s top 100 album charts – the first time in history that an Afrikaans band boasted with this accomplishment (competing with both local and international albums). Spoegwolf returns with their second single off Koma, namely “Storm”.

Team SA in the Medals At Junior World Champs

The South African national team continued their rampant medal charge at the end of Day 3 of the CAA African U18 and U20 Championships in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. After the evening session on Thursday, the squad had earned a total of 27 medals, including 14 gold, 8 silver, and 5 bronze.