South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 9 February 2022

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We’ve got all the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa you really need to know on Wednesday, 9 February 2022.

In some tragic news, a 33-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after the vehicle he was in fell down the Voëlklip Cliff on Tuesday, 8 February. It has been nearly a year since two elderly women died after their vehicle went off the road at the same spot.

The deaths of the two 75-year-old women at Voëlklip Cliff in February 2021 was one of many similar incidents that have taken place at the popular Western Cape fishing spot over the years.

Meanwhile, the lawyer of the man who allegedly butchered a 13-year-old boy in Klawer has revealed SHOCKING new details about her client.

According to Santie Human, attorney of Danie Smit, he has confessed to killing four people in the past in Sea Point in Cape Town.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Wednesday 9 February

Tragedy strikes again at Voëlklip: Man, 33, dies after bakkie plunges off cliff

A 33-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after the vehicle he was in fell down the Voëlklip Cliff on Tuesday, 8 February. It is nearly a year since two elderly women died after their vehicle went off the road at the same spot.

Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) EMS spokesperson Deanna February said a call for assistance came through at 8:40 on Tuesday. “One male patient, 33-years-old, was in the vehicle when it left the cliff.”

When paramedics arrived at the scene at Voëlklip Cliff, Herolds Bay they found that the man had suffered fatal injuries.

The body of the deceased was recovered by the WCGH Air Mercy Service (AMS) and other rescue officials.

Click here to read more about his tragic accident.

Shocking new details: Klawer man confesses he has killed FOUR people

The lawyer of the man who allegedly butchered a 13-year-old boy in Klawer has revealed SHOCKING new details about her client.

According to Santie Human, attorney of Danie Smit, he has confessed to killing four people in the past in Sea Point in Cape Town. 

Human said her client got involved in the occult when he was 13 years old, in Vredendal, when he met someone from out of town who gave him stuff about the occult to read. 

She said he has “spiritual problems” and does not have a mental illness.

Click here to read more about the shocking new details.

Eskom denies paying R4 billion to the wrong person by ‘mistake’

Eskom has responded to the outrage in relation to allegations that it had ‘mistakenly’ paid R4 billion to an individual. The ordeal was kicked off after a post was shared to the social media platform, Twitter, by ANC veteran Carl Niehaus amongst others.

The post in question highlighted the plight of student Sbongile Mani who rose to fame after being paid a large sum of money by NSFAS. Mani was accused of theft after an investigation found that she had spent a large portion of the funds which had been erroneously paid into her account by the fund. 

The post claimed that Mani had mistakenly been paid R14 million by the fund, spending R880 000 and earning herself a criminal record after being found guilty of theft. 

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Top SA surgeon ‘banned from operating’ after child deaths

A renowned paediatric surgeon has been officially stripped of his license to operate this week, following a decision made by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Dr. Peter Beale, currently facing upgraded murder charges in the Johannesburg High Court, has been accused of gross medical negligence.

The deaths of two children on his operating table – the 10-year-old Zayyan Sayed and the 21-month-old Alissa Strydom – led to a legal investigation, which eventually found its way to the courtroom. Beale is also accused of falsifying the results of a biopsy, in order to save his own bacon.

Strydom’s passing was particularly puzzling, as routine surgery to treat her acid reflux ended in tragic circumstances. A report into the incident revealed that there were concerns about the paediatrician’s attempts to stop the body from haemorrhaging. The tot eventually died from a cardiac arrest.

Click here to read more about the decision.

WATCH: CIT heist scene looted by bystanders in shocking footage

Yet another CIT heist has taken place in the East Rand this week with shocking footage of the aftermath circulating on social media. In the video clip, shared by Yusuf Abramjee on Tuesday morning revealed that bystanders had attempted to seize any cash left behind.

With the vehicle still emitting smoke, a crowd gathered to loot any remnants of the crime with the perpetrators already having fled the scene.

In reaction to this concerning incident, it seems as if citizens have become somewhat immune to these circumstances. With cash-in-transit heists on the rise in SA, many had nonchalant responses to the clip.

Click here to read more.

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