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Police spokesperson Jay Naicker says the motive of the Umhlanga shooting remains unclear.
Second victim dies in Umhlanga shooting
28 December 2019, 4:40 PM

A second victim has died following a shooting on Umhlanga Rocks Drive, north of Durban. Earlier a woman believed to be in her 30’s died at the scene after she was found in a vehicle riddled with bullet holes.

The 35-year-old driver was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries. It is alleged that two vehicles were seen travelling at high speed when fire was opened on the victims’ car.

This is the second shooting in the Durban area in the past 24 hours.

On Friday a man sustained several gunshot wounds after he was shot at while driving on Buckingham Terrace in Westville, west of Durban.

Police spokesperson Jay Naicker says the motive of the Umhlanga shooting remains unclear.

“Police at Durban North are investigating charges of murder. It’s alleged that at approximately 13:20 two vehicles were travelling at high speed on Umhlanga rocks drive in La Lucia. It is believed that the occupants of one of the vehicles opened fire on the other vehicle. A woman believed to be in her 30s sustained gunshot wounds and declared dead on the scene. A man in the vehicle was also taken to hospital for medical attention where we learnt he later passed away. The motive of the attack is yet to be established and investigations are ongoing.”

England set 376-run target to win first test against South Africa
28 December 2019, 4:00 PM

England were 24 without loss at tea on Saturday as they began the chase of an imposing 376-run target to win the first test at Centurion Park after bowling South Africa out for 272 in their second innings on day three.

Joe Burns, with 18 runs, led the way in a positive start after successfully reviewing a leg before wicket decision against him in the first over.

Dom Sibey was two not out at beginning of what should be a long haul for the tourists.

South Africa extended their overnight lead of 175 runs by 200 on a frustrating day for England who laboured in the field as their hosts looked to put the game beyond their reach.
Debutant Rassie van der Dussen scored 51, Vernon Philander 46 and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje chimed in with 40 as England’s bowling attack failed to take advantage of a nippy wicket under overcast skies.

Jofra Archer did bag a five-wicket haul but it cost him 102 runs off 17 overs, including a bashing from Quinton de Kock who smacked him for three sixes in a cameo of 34 runs.
England would have been expecting to wrap up South Africa a lot earlier after they resumed at 72-4 overnight, given that 15 wickets has fallen on Friday on a lively pitch.

But Van der Dussen and Nortje thwarted them for 90 minutes in a 91-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

England had already been hit by more of the flu bug that has taken a heavy toll on their camp in the two weeks since they arrived in the country.

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler did not come out at the start of the day with Jonny Bairstow taking over the gloves and Joe Root spent time off the field with a fever and stomach problems.

De Kock made an extraordinary start to his innings by bludgeoning Archer for successive sixes off only the second and third balls he received to race to 30 runs off 17 balls at lunch.
But he turned circumspect after the break and went out meekly as he nicked Ben Stokes behind.

Instead it was Philander who kept the post-lunch runs flowing, taking his tally from five to 46 before being the last man out, also caught behind by Bairstow off Sam Curran.
South Africa were sent into bat on the first day and made 284 in their first innings before then bowling England out for 181.

She was last seen with a 41-year-old man.
School mourns brutal death of learner
28 December 2019, 3:16 PM

A 16-year-old learner from George, in the Southern Cape, has been raped and killed, allegedly by one of her family members.

Allishandre Floors, who attended George High School, went missing from her family home in Stormsriver, Tsitsikamma, on the 22nd of December.

George High School sent their deepest sympathies to the family of the murdered Floors.

Principal Morton van Rooyen wrote on Facebook in a post that included Floors’ photo: “George High grieves the tragic passing of one of our learners. Our deepest condolences to the family – may her soul rest in peace”.

She was last seen with a 41-year-old man. The suspect confessed the crime to police on Friday and also pointed out where he had hidden the body.

He is expected to appear in court soon.

The two were found in their vehicle that was riddled with bullet holes.
Woman killed, man critical after a drive-by shooting in Umhlanga
28 December 2019, 3:11 PM

A woman has been shot dead and a man injured in a shooting in Umhlanga Rocks Drive, north of Durban.

The two were found in their vehicle that was riddled with bullet holes.

The woman, who was the passenger in the vehicle, was declared dead on the scene.

The driver was rushed to the hospital.

This is the second shooting in the Durban area in the past 24 hours.

On Friday, a man sustained several gunshot wounds after he was shot at while driving on Buckingham Terrace in Westville, west of Durban.

Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala says it is not clear what the motive of the latest shooting was.

“I can confirm there was a shooting on Umhlanga Rocks Drive, where a woman was fatally shot by unknown suspects and the man that was with the woman sustained injuries and was taken to hospital for medical attention. Charges of murder and attempted murder will be opened for investigation at Durban North police station.”

Buck was a multi-talented, energetic and very passionate about media.
Condolences pour in for TruFm’s Baxolise “Buck” Matyila
28 December 2019, 2:53 PM

The SABC’s TruFm in the Eastern Cape has lost one of their presenters Baxolise “Buck” Matyila.

Matyila passed away Saturday morning following a short illness.

He worked at the station for over 10 years and was currently on air for the midday show between 12 and 3.

Masixole Mdingane, TruFm’s station manager says his loss will be felt.

“Buck was a multi-talented, energetic and very passionate about media. We would like to send our deepest condolences to his friends, family, listeners and fans.”

💔💔Shocked! Ziindaba zokusweleka kuka Buck Matyila such an energetic, passionate and seasoned broadcaster of my generation. RIP Brother…ugqatso ulufezile

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