Monday, July 01, 2019


1 July 2019
Eleven people had passed away on the Western Cape’s roads over this weekend. EWN reports that, a total of 26 drunken drivers were had been placed under arrest since Friday with the highest reading recorded being four times over the legal limit in Worcester. At least 792 motorists were tested for alcohol. 188 fines for various traffic violations were also issued valued at more than R290,000.

Two teenagers had been placed under arrest by South African Police Service Flying Squad officers just after a taxi driver had been stabbed and robbed of his silver Renault Duster in Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Sunday. African news agency reports that, The taxi driver was attacked in his vehicle by his two passengers in Goodwood on Friday afternoon, Lt-Col Andrè Traut said. Traut then stated that, they had fled with his vehicle towards Parow where flying squad members stopped them in Fransie van Zyl Drive. The two suspects, aged 17 and 19, were imprisoned on charges of attempted murder and the possession of a stolen vehicle, and are due to make their court appearance in Parow once they have been charged.

Caster Semenya stated that, she will not take part in this year's World Championships if she loses her legal battle with the IAAF over new rules governing testosterone levels in female athletes, agence france press reported.

Motorists will expect a fuel price drop on Wednesday, the first in six months according to the Department of Energy. Cape Argus reports that, on July 3rd, the price of 93 ULP petrol will drop by 96 cents a litre, while 95 ULP which will cost 95 cents less a litre. Diesel (0.05 percent sul-phur) will decrease by 74.78 cents a litre and Diesel (0.005 percent sulphur) will cost 75.78 cents a litre less.

Police Minister Bheki Cele stated that he will not be investigating the infighting between senior police officers in the Western Cape, but however, requested a report which will be following allegations that the Major Offences Reaction Team, were set up to rival the Anti-Gang Unit. Cape Argus reports that, this occurred just after the community policing forums in gang-infested areas which had called on Cele to place the Western Cape Police Service under administration. The Mitchells Plain cluster, this includes eight CPFs, gave Cele 48-hours to stabilise the situation and place these areas under lockdown.

In a surprise forensic report conclusion which was not communicated to the activists that called for the investigation, the City which has reported no irregularities in an alleged botched auction of prime Foreshore land. Cape times reports that, After several calls for the report to be made public, Ndifuna Ukwazi were on Sunday alerted to the investigation’s conclusion for the first time by the Cape Times.



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