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CAPE TOWN POLICE FIND HIDDEN WEAPONS CACHE IN MITCHELS PLAIN (PHOTOS)

Officers stormed the house in Tafelsig, Cape Town, on Sunday following a tip-off.

Mitchells Plain police found a hidden arms cache in Tafelsig on Sunday 21 May 2017. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – Police have swooped on a Mitchells Plain house and found a hidden arms cache.

Officers stormed the house in Tafelsig on Sunday following a tip-off.

They confiscated two shot guns, a grenade and R5 ammunition.

Detectives are questioning five women in connection with the discovery.

Mitchells Plain CPU found 2 shot guns, M26 grenade, magazines, shot gun & R5 ammunition in Tafelsig. 5 women being questioned. NP

-Eye Witness News

PHOTO: Mitchells Plain police found a hidden arms cache in Tafelsig on Sunday 21 May 2017. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter 

TRAFFIC: POLICE DETECTIVES ARREST 4 SUSPECTS FOLLOWING SPATE OF CASH HEISTS IN CAPE TOWN

A 32-year-old was arrested for a robbery at a security company in Malmesbury, where several firearms were stolen.

Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN – Police have arrested four people in connection with a spate of cash in transit heists and armed robberies in the Cape.

A 32-year-old was arrested for a robbery at a security company in Malmesbury, where several firearms were stolen.

In another raid in Malmesbury, detectives nabbed two suspects in connection with a cash in transit robbery in Athlone last month.

A man was also arrested in Khayelitsha for a cash in transit robbery in Harare in February.

Eye Witness News

PHOTO: Supplied

 

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TRAFFIC: GOLDEN ARROW MONITORING KHAYELITSHA OPERATIONS AFTER BUS ATTACKED

Two Golden Arrow buses have come under attack in Khayelitsha over the past two days.

FILE: Golden Arrow buses. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN – The Golden Arrow Bus Service says it’s keeping a close eye on its operations in the Khayelitsha area.

Two of the company’s buses have been targeted in Makhaya over the past several days.

In the latest incident on Monday evening, a bus was set alight.

On Sunday, another bus was targeted.

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services says crews on Monday had to be escorted into the area by police due to protest action in the community.

Golden Arrow spokesperson Bronwen Dyke-Beyer said: “We’re monitoring our services very closely and we’ll avoid certain parts of Khayelitsha. We’re very disappointed and concerned by the attacks on our buses.”

Eye Witness News

PHOTO: Golden Arrow buses. Picture: E.W.N.

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SOUTH AFRICA: HELP FIND MISSING GLENVISTA TEEN

For the umpteenth time, another girl missing in the country and nowhere to be found according to new reports

JOHANNESBURG – Another girl has gone missing this time from Glenvista, south of Johannesburg.

A 19-year-old Thando Madida left home on Friday afternoon. She told the helper at home that she’s going out with her friend.

Her devastated mother Sthembile Mabhida said she believes that her daughter is alive.
“I last saw her Friday morning when I was leaving for work. She left HOME at around 5.30pm In the afternoon,” Madiba said.

“She called me at 7pm and told me that she’s at the Glen with her friends but when I called her back at 9pm her phone was off.”

She said she tried to call her friend that Thando claimed to be with her and the friend told he that they were not together.

It is reported that through the help of social media she was spotted at an event in Rosebank.

“She was spotted in Rosebank with some dodgy guys and I think she left home wearing whatever she was wearing and she changed to a black outfit as she was spotted,” said the concerned mother.

“We tried to trace her car with a tracker only to find out later that she left the car in the garage because she used an Uber. But when we traced all the addresses on her Uber account we couldn’t find her even with the help of the police,” she said.

ANN7 online tried to call her number several times but it went straight to voicemail. She left home wearing a pink jersey with light blue jeans. Anyone with information can contact on 0823178517 or report it to the nearest police station.

TNA Reporter/New Age

PHOTO: The missing 19-year-old Thando Madida Picture : Twitter

SA’S TELKOM ATTACKED IN GLOBAL CYBER HACKING SPREE

On Tuesday morning, MyBroadband was alerted to the fact that Telkom’s systems were experiencing problems.

Telkom hit in global cyber attack

Telkom’s customer platforms were affected by the recent global WannaCry ransomware attack, which impacted its customer services.

Problems included the telco’s USSD menus and apps not working, which prevented subscribers from buying data bundles, while voice mail systems and the company’s call centre were also affected.

Telkom spokeswoman Jacqui O’Sullivan told the Sunday Times “the computer virus attack crippled some customer platforms, which were restored only on Thursday”.

According to the report, Telkom “thwarted attempts by the WannaCry hackers to freeze its systems so they could hold it to ransom”.

Global WannaCry attack

The global WannaCry attack started on 12 May, infecting tens of thousands of PCs at large institutions across the globe, including the NHS in the UK and FedEx.

The ransom demand from the attack was between $300 to $600, and the post noted that there is code to “delete files” in the ransomware.

Telkom was among many companies and organisations believed to have been targeted by the WannaCry attack in South Africa.

“IT security experts warned that further attacks were likely, and said the government and its agencies were particularly at risk due to their failure to upgrade software,” the report said.

 

-Business Tech

TAXI DRIVER FLEES AFTER 14 PEOPLE INJURED IN CRASH

Fourteen people were injured‚ one critically‚ when a taxi crashed in Allandale Road‚ Midrand‚ on Wednesday morning.

MIDRAND – Emer-G-Med operations manager Jurgen Kotze said the taxi drove into a flatbed truck‚ after which the driver fled the scene.

“The taxi went into the back of the truck‚ leaving the passenger in the left front seat trapped and in a critical condition. The front seat passenger had to be cut out of the vehicle and was freed after being trapped for over 40 minutes‚” said Kotze.

All 14 passengers were transported to hospital.

The driver of the taxi is still on the run.

 

-Times live

PHOTO: The scene of the accident in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Wednesday morning.
Image by: Emer-G-Med 

CAPE TOWN COPS INVESTIGATING AFTER MAN SHOT, WOUNDED IN MITCHELLS PLAIN

The attack alleged took place in Rocklands at about 20h00 on Thursday.

Staring down the barrel: Gun crime. Picture:stock.xchng

CAPE TOWN – Police are investigating a case of attempted murder after a man was wounded in a shooting in Mitchells Plain.

The attack took place in Rocklands at about 20h00 on Thursday.

Meanwhile, there have been no arrests in connection with an armed robbery at a photography store in Bellville.

Four armed attackers stormed the ORMS photography shop in Durban Road on Thursday.

Staff were held at gunpoint before the robbers fled with camera equipment.

-Eye Witness News

PHOTO: Staring down the barrel: Gun crime. Picture:stock.xchng

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