Venezuelan minister shows scorched power plant, blames ‘terrorists’ for blackout (PHOTOS)

Images of burned-out electricity generation equipment at Venezuela’s biggest hydroelectric power plant were posted by the country’s communications minister on Twitter, as Caracas blamed arsonists for a crippling power blackout. A large-scale blackout hit Caracas and nearly a dozen Venezuelan states on Monday afternoon, bringing public transport to a near-standstill.[…]

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Security upgrades for emergency service staff

On Friday Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo outlined new plans to ensure that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees are safe when they are saving other people’s lives. This comes after an ambulance was attacked on Wednesday morning while transporting a critically injured child to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s[…]

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Lili arrested over ‘kill criminals’ comment

ANC provincial executive member Andile Lili was arrested on Wednesday night following his remarks earlier in the week that criminals should be “killed immediately and brutally”. Lili, who is also the leader of the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement, on Tuesday addressed a cheering crowd of supporters outside the Bellville Magistrate’s[…]

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Calls for Lili to withdraw criminals comment

Comments made by ANC provincial executive member Andile Lili that criminals should be “killed immediately and brutally” incites mob justice and must be withdrawn, the DA said on Wednesday. “If he does not withdraw his statements, the DA will lay a charge against him of inciting violence,” DA Western Cape[…]

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Criminals pose as Telkom technicians

Criminals intent on stealing valuables from homes and offices are attempting to gain entry into premises by posing as Telkom technicians. Ms Jacqui O’ Sullivan, Telkom’s Managing Executive: Corporate Communication, says that the evolving modus operandi of the suspected criminals is of great concern. “Telkom would like to alert customers[…]

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