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Intelligence leads to swift cash heist gang bust
8 August 2018, 9:28 PM

Police in Bloemfontein have made a quick arrest following a cash heist that happened at a local filling station in the CBD.

An undisclosed amount of cash as well as three illegal firearms were found in the suspect’s car. Provincial commissioner, Moeketsi Sempe, says the arrest was a result of good intelligence.

“In the vehicle we found the three firearms that are illegal. Its one R5, one LM5 as well as a pistol; we arrested one male person for possession of illegal firearms. Then in his possession there were a number of items that we will use for investigation purposes. We believe that we might link him with other serious crimes that might have occurred in this particular province where he might be involved with other people.”

Earlier in the day, a group of armed men robbed a cash vehicle outside a farm near Velddrif on the West Coast.

They escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

It is unclear if anyone was injured during the heist.

Police say they’re probing the incident.

[WATCH] Police minister Bheki Cele media briefing on cash-in-transit heists:

Women pilots
SA aviation industry dominated by men
8 August 2018, 8:43 PM

Government says it’s unacceptable that less than ten percent of pilot licence holders in the country are women.

This despite policies in place aimed at women empowerment.

The issue is being discussed at the first Global Aviation Gender Summit underway in Cape Town.

South Africa’s aviation industry has been described as painstakingly slow to transform.

Men still dominate most of the technical careers from pilots to engineers.

Government says part of the problem stems from poor gate-keeping of aviation academies.

For more on this story see video below:

 

Tendai Biti
Biti released after short arrest
8 August 2018, 4:51 PM

Zimbabwe opposition party leader, Tendai Biti, has been released after being detained close to the Zambian border with Zimbabwe.

Biti had tried to flee to Zambia amid a police crackdown in Zimbabwe on those alleged to have instigated the Harare protests as the national election results were being released last week.

The army was called in and used live ammunition on the protesters. Six people were killed.

Biti’s current location is not clear.

Police said earlier they want to question Biti following the country’s disputed elections last week.

Biti’s lawyer Mlilo Nqobizitha explains why his client was heading for Zambia.

WATCH RELATED VIDEO BELOW:

Tendai Ndoro-Ajax CT
MTN8 to continue, Amazulu court bid dismissed
8 August 2018, 2:48 PM

The MTN8 football tournament will commence this weekend after Amazulu’s application for an interdict was struck off the roll.

Amazulu approached the Gauteng High Court after they were relegated from eighth to ninth place on the ABSA Premiership log in the Ajax Cape Town/Tendai Ndoro matter.

In an arbitration hearing, Judge William Mukhari ruled that Zimbabwean forward Ndoro was not eligible to play for Ajax Cape Town.

The SAFA arbitrator went to the extent of docking the Urban Warriors seven points, which were awarded to the three teams Ndoro featured against. SuperSport United benefited from this ruling to qualify for the MTN8 at the expense of Amazulu.

The MTN8 features the top eight clubs on last season’s ABSA Premiership log.

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Zimbabwe President elect, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Mnangagwa promises to be president for all Zimbabweans
3 August 2018, 6:35 PM

Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged all Zimbabweans to rally behind him as he seeks to lead the country to peace and prosperity following his elections win.

He’s made the comments in a live television address.

The opposition MDC Alliance has rejected the elections result – including ZANU PF’s securing of almost 70% of National Assembly seats.

The opposition says they will take the matter to the courts.

But Mnangagwa has urged all Zimbabweans to unite and has pledged to be a President for all, including those who did not vote for him.

Watch Mnangagwa’s press briefing below:

Earlier, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says the party does not accept the Zimbabwe election results and will pursue all legal means to challenge ZANU PF’s National Assembly and Presidential wins.

Mnangagwa narrowly beat Chamisa in the Presidential poll.

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