December 13, 2018


Taxi drivers give a hand

Two Cape Town taxi drivers believe that they can help protect women and children by being the eyes and ears of the community while they trawl the carriageways for business. Standing outside the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Toneil Pretorius and Nigel Snell held a large banner with a photograph of raped and murdered 3-year-old Courtney Pieters on it. The two chipped in R4 000 with from a whip-round of fellow taxi drivers to help transport mourners to her funeral tomorrow (Sat) – feeling it was the least they could do for the community that always supports their business. ‘’We see…

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Mayor released after hostage drama

Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his bodyguards were released unharmed in the early hours of yesterday morning after being held hostage in the municipal offices, North West police confirmed. Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said they were released just before 01:00 after negotiations with disgruntled community members. Police arranged two minibus taxis for the 32 residents and allowed them to get inside with the mayor. They left the municipal offices and were arrested a few streets away. “The charges are kidnapping, arson and attempted murder,” he said. On Wednesday, he said a group of people allegedly stormed the municipal building…

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Maimane denies dragging feet over Zille fate

The leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, has denied the opposition party is dragging its feet in pronouncing the fate of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille who was embroiled in controversial colonialism remarks two months ago. The former DA leader sparked a public outcry on social media when she posted a series of posts that suggested colonialism had brought benefits to the country. “For those claiming legacy of colonialism was only negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water,” Zille had posted on her twitter account on March 16. Her tweet brought much criticism from both political…

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