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Zimu back with new gospel album
25 December 2017, 12:55 PM

Award winning gospel artist Neyi Zimu’s new album entitled ‘The Waiting Is Over’ continues to be a hit among followers of this genre.

The project, which was followed by a live DVD recording comes after years of being a producer, singer and songwriter.

Neyi has been in the music industry for over two decades and has worked with groups such as Family Factory, Joyous Celebration and Spirit of Praise.

JMPD clamps down on road offenders
25 December 2017, 12:16 PM

Dozens of motorists in Johannesburg will spend Christmas Day behind bars after being arrested for speeding, reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol this long weekend.

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) says officers will be visible on roads to ensure that those who disobey the rules of the road are brought to book.

“The Johannesburg metro police department has been out in numbers, this past weekend we had quite a number of people who were arrested for high speed as well as drinking and driving. We are warning all the motorists and citizens to say please enjoy responsibly and don’t drink and drive and don’t drink and walk because you might be a danger to other road users” says spokesperson Edna Mamonyane.

Pastor attacks paramedic
25 December 2017, 9:14 AM

A paramedic has managed to escape with a laceration on her face after a pastor allegedly assaulted her in Katlehong on the East Rand.

The ambulance crew was called to a church in Katlehong after a congregant collapsed when the incident occurred.

The pastor is understood to have refused to allow paramedics to assess the patient claiming that he had already died. The pastor then attempted to load the body into the ambulance when a confrontation occurred.

Ekuruleni EMS spokesperson William Ntladi says such acts against paramedics are unacceptable.

“It’s quite a burning issue and a big concern and more over after we had communicated this  thing two three weeks back when we pleaded with members of the public to give us a chance as paramedics and fire fighters in our line of duty were we are being intimidated, resources are being broken into, fire stations are being broken, vehicles are being broken and as a result we find that we are being intimidated.”

South Africans urged to give blood and save lives
25 December 2017, 7:16 AM

The South African National Blood Service says the best Christmas gift one can give is blood.

The SANBS says adequate blood stocks should last up to five days.

Regional marketing manager Sifiso Khoza says current blood stocks nationally will only last up to about three days.

“The situation is not bad but we can obviously do much better. So we need 3000 units every single day so I would like to thank all the donors who came forward and found 30 minutes in between whatever they are doing during this holiday season to come and donate blood. In this spirit of giving, let us just give one unit of blood and save lives, not everyone can afford to buy a Christmas gift but the best gift that one can actually do is donate one unit of blood and save up to three lives.”

High pedestrian deaths worry RTMC
25 December 2017, 7:14 AM

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says it’s concerned about the high number of pedestrian deaths since the start of the festive season.

Many of the country’s roads saw seen huge volumes of traffic at the weekend as holiday-makers headed to their way to their various destinations around country.

Statistics have not yet been released, but the RTMC’s Simon Zwane says vehicles have knocked down many pedestrians since the beginning of December.

“We are concerned about the high number of pedestrian fatalities and our advice to pedestrians is to please avoid busy roads after drinking alcohol, high number of people knocked by vehicles are found to be to have been drinking alcohol. We also advising motorists to be careful when driving around in residential areas that there are many people walking and we must be on the lookout to avoid these unnecessary accidents.”

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