By Aneeqa du Plessis “No person in their right mind would ever want to be the cause of an eight-month-old baby dying.” These are the words of Bonteheuwel Ward Councilor Angus Mackenzie who spoke on VOC’s Breakfast show on Tuesday morning after the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of little[…]
By Aneeqa du Plessis Despite the massive tragedy that rocked the Mitchells Plain community on Tuesday morning, residents have rallied together to support the families of the five children that were killed in the catastrophic collision on AZ Berman Drive. Two other children were left seriously injured after the bakkie[…]
Gus Thompson, the father of former SA Olympic-medallist rower James Thompson, was found dead on Chapmans Peak in Cape Town on Saturday, more than a week after he disappeared from a frail-care facility in Noordhoek. James Thompson referred TimesLIVE to Gwen Sparks, who is acting as a spokesperson for the[…]
Ten people died and 251 were injured in a toxic gas leak from a storage tank at Jordan’s Aqaba port, state television reported on Monday, as authorities called on residents to shut windows and stay indoors, Reuters reports. The leak came after a tank filled with toxic gas fell while being transported, state news agency, Petra, said, citing the spokesperson of the Public Security[…]
Tear-jerking tributes have continued to flood in from all corners of the globe, following the demise of the esteemed Moulana Muhammad Taha Karaan. In the early hours of Friday morning, The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) announced that the 51-year-old, mufti of the council, had succumbed to Covid-19 at Gatesville Medical[…]
The Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has been found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv, according to the Israeli foreign ministry and police. No cause of death was given, and Israeli police on Sunday said it had opened an investigation. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed that Du[…]
Six people died and several others were wounded when unknown gunmen opened fire on a residence in Site B in Khayelitsha, Cape Town on Sunday morning, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape said. The SAPS had activated its 72-hour action plan in an effort to track[…]
Fidel Castro, a titan of the Cold War who defied 11 American presidents and thrust Cuba onto the world stage, is dead at age 90. Cuban state-run television said the former long-time president died at 7pm local time on Saturday. Castro’s brother and current president, Raul Castro, confirmed the news.[…]
Zambian president Michael Sata died in London, where he arrived for medical treatment last week, several African media outlets reported Wednesday. His death Tuesday evening was reported by broadcaster Muvi Television, citing acting president Edgar Lungu, as well as the opposition-linked Zambian Watchdog. The BBC said family sources confirmed the[…]
Umm Mohammed Abu Sada uses her headscarf to block the stench of bodies, some of which have been lying outside for days. Excluded from Israel’s humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, this city in southern Gaza has suffered under continued Israeli shelling and air strikes. “The smell of bodies knocks[…]
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