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POLICE DECIDE ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’ IN HOSTAGE INCIDENT

Free State police terminated all negotiations and decided to intervene early Tuesday morning ending a 20-hour prison hostage situation. Two prisoners had taken a doctor and nurse hostage in Mangaung correctional centre, near Bloemfontein, on Monday. The prisoners were believed to have used sharp surgical instruments to take the pair hostage. The nurse was initially

SACRED ROCK CARVINGS STOLEN

Thieves have stolen rock carvings dating back thousands of years originating from the sacred American Indian site in California’s Sierra Nevada region. At least four petroglyphs that were half a meter wide and positioned over four meters above the ground were hacked from lava cliffs in the Eastern Sierra, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

SWELLENDAM HIT BY VIOLENCE

A service delivery protest turned violent leaving shops looted and torched in Swellendam yesterday. eNCA reported that a liquor store had been burned down along with a butchery which was looted overnight. There was a heavy police presence in small farming town along with other Western Cape protest affected areas. The protest was reported to

THIEVES STEAL SONS ASHES

Burglars have broken in to a Roodepoort family home making off with the ashes of 21-year-old Vincent Lemmer on Saturday. The parents of the deceased son have begged the burglars to only return their one sentimental item, the ashes of their son. Mother, Deirdré Lemmer said that she was not ready to let go and

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