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How An iPhone Saved Durban Businessman Max Mqadi From Death

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Owner of the popular Max’s Lifestyle restaurant in Umlazi, Durban, is in hospital after being shot twice on Thursday night.

According to police, Max Mqadi (51) was attacked by unknown gunmen after leaving his business premises in Umlazi, Durban.

Brigadier Jay Naidoo, National Police Spokesperson, said Mqadi was able to drive himself safely to Florida Road before seeking assistance.

“He sustained two gunshot wounds, however he was able to drive to Florida Road where he sought assistance. He was taken to a local hospital where he is reported to be in a stable condition,” said Naidoo.

Police in Umlazi are investigating a case of attempted murder.

Zinhle Mqadi, Max’s daughter tweeted last night on her personal account, “my heart is racing”.

Mqadi is a celebrated local hero after he turned his small butchery shisa nyama into one of the country’s most popular restaurants.

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Former Jam Alley Host Arrested

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FORMER Jam Alley presenter and rapper Thato “T’do” Mahlatsi is expected to appear in court on Monday, 29 November for impersonating a soldier.

The 38-year-old was bust on Thursday, 25 November by Community Police Forum members in Orlando East, Soweto, while wearing a full military uniform.

The CPF members handed him over to Diepkloof cops, who put him behind bars.

Police spokesman Captain Kay Makhubele said: “The suspect was arrested for impersonating a soldier and he will appear in court soon.”

Thato Jam Alley

Thato Jam Alley

According to police sources, this was the second time Thato was spotted wearing military uniform in a week.

“Members of the CPF said the first time, they saw him in uniform leaving a house. They asked him what he was doing at that house because they suspect someone is selling drugs there. He claimed he was also a community patroller and they let him go.

“When they saw him leaving the same house for the second time, they confronted him again. His story didn’t make sense. They asked him why he was patrolling alone and they also asked him about the military fatigues and he couldn’t explain himself, so they handed him over to us,” said a source.

At the height of his fame, Thato was a member of popular duo Zulu Mob with Desmond “Dez” Radebe.

Thato is also one of the people behind the success of Jub Jub’s massive hit song Ndikhokhele.

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Oscar Pistorius On His Way Home

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has confirmed that convicted murderer, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, has been moved from a correctional facility in Pretoria to a prison in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape.

DCS spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the move was part of a process in which Pistorius is eligible for parole after serving half of his 13-year sentence.

The disgraced athlete has been serving the sentence for the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

Steenkamp’s parents live in the Eastern Cape.

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva

“The transfer is necessitated by the need to commence with the processes of a victim-offender-dialogue as the victims are based in Gqeberha. Offenders participate in the victim-offender-dialogue as part of their rehabilitation path, wherein they are able to acknowledge the harm they have caused to their victims and the society at large,” Nxumalo added.

He said the victim-offender-dialogue was an internal process.

“Victim-offender dialogues are sensitive, emotional and inconsolable; hence they are presided [over] by highly trained officials who ought to ensure that all parties derive value from the process. DCS is unable to pre-empt the timeframe as this will be guided by the level of preparedness by all participants.”

He added that victim-offender-dialogues were not a parole placement process, but a programme that took place before an offender could be considered for parole.

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New COVID-19 variant found in South Africa – Video

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New COVID-19 variant found in South Africa. A new COVID-19 variant has been discovered in South Africa.

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New COVID-19

The super-variant is said to have an extremely high number of mutations.

Variant B.1.1.529 has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong. Experts in South Africa say they don’t know if vaccines work against this particular variant.

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