A lot can change overnight, but we’ll keep you in the know with the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Monday, 21 February 2022.
It looks like something out of a game of Grand Theft Auto or part of the new Mission Impossible film. Instead, it was just a heavily armoured SANDF vehicle spinning out of control and crashing on the N1.
New dashcam footage of the crash has emerged, and it paints a very confusing picture. This certainly isn’t going to help our soldiers get made fun of on social media for their marching ability.
This time, it’s their driving that’s coming under fire.
In another unusual video circulating on social media, motorists driving on the N10 highway this weekend came up close and personal to an escaped lion – prompting an emergency warning.
In other news, more cases of Typhoid Fever have been accounted for in South Africa this week, just days after the NICD identified a number of recent ‘cluster outbreaks’.
TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Monday 21 February
WATCH: Warzone driving? SANDF vehicle spins out of control on N1
It looks like something out of a game of Grand Theft Auto or part of the new Mission Impossible film. Instead, it was just a heavily armoured SANDF vehicle spinning out of control and crashing on the N1. New dashcam footage of the crash has emerged, and it paints a very confusing picture. This certainly isn’t going to help our soldiers get made fun of on social media for their marching ability. This time, it’s their driving that’s coming under fire.
According to the video footage, the crash took place on Saturday morning. There is also footage showing the crash taken by others who drove past the toppled vehicle. The armoured vehicle is believed to be a rooikat tanker from the South African Defence Force.
Watch: Lion in the road! Eastern Cape motorists get the shock of a lifetime…
Well, this is the last thing you want to see in the next lane: Motorists travelling alongside the N10 on Saturday evening were given an almighty fright, after an escaped lion was seen ambling by the roadside.
The jaw-dropping encountered forced Eastern Cape authorities to issue an immediate warning to other road users travelling between Cradock and Middelburg, and they cautioned against any pit-stops on the highway.
“Reports of a lion that has been spotted along the N10 between Cradock and Middelburg. Motorists are hereby warned not to make any pit stops and must continue with their journey with extra caution. Emergency services have been despatched.”
Eastern Cape Department of Transport
Typhoid outbreak: MORE cases detected in SA – here are the main symptoms
More cases of Typhoid Fever have been accounted for in South Africa this week, just days after the NICD identified a number of recent ‘cluster outbreaks’. However, it doesn’t appear there’s any need to panic.
Typhoid is a potentially fatal disease, but it’s by no means a death sentence for those who come down with it. A total of seven cases have been reported in Gauteng – with the latest one traced to Tshwane on Thursday.
Tshwane health MMC, Rina Marx, has insisted that neither the province nor the metro has experienced a cluster outbreak like the ones witnessed in the Western Cape or North West over the past few weeks:
“Laboratory confirmed reported cases in Tshwane since January 2022 are five, including a new one on Thursday, Reported cases this far are distributed, but there is currently no distinct cluster outbreak and the health department’s teams are monitoring all reported cases closely.”
Sandton shocker: ‘Posh’ district is a national hot-spot for these SIX crimes
Trouble in paradise, maybe? The district of Sandton is seen as the jewel in Gauteng’s gleaming crown, due to its luxury apartments and bustling business activity. However, thanks to the latest crime stats, we can see that this part of the province is struggling to maintain law and order in some quarters.
Eyebrows were raised a few months ago, when its name appeared on SAPS’ list of the top 30 hijacking hot-spots in South Africa. Although the region has since dropped off this notorious chart, problems are surfacing in other areas.
Cutting off works! City of Tshwane recoups almost R500m in debt
The City of Tshwane has spent the last two weeks playing hardball with big names who have not been paying up their rates accounts. The City of Joburg is now following in its footsteps. But it is the Tshwane administration that has already managed to recoup almost 500 million rands in initial debt. All in just over a week. How? Disconnecting and threatening to disconnect some pretty important buildings and businesses.
The City of Tshwane revealed this month that it currently has R17 million in municipal debt. That’s all on unpaid rates and taxes and water/ electricity bills. While the City needs the funds to deliver services, some of the big names owing big money have caused an uproar.
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