How to smash and grab a brand new stadium in SA – New Tshwane stadium worth R44.3 million already in ruins in less than a year

Thieves have stolen almost the entire Zithobeni stadium near Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng, which was built for R44.3 million just over a year ago by the Tshwane metro. Water pipes, electrical fittings, door and window frames, and the cafeteria’s roll-down service opening have been stolen, and now the perimeter fence is going. Urinals, toilet bowls, basins and copper pipe fittings have been ripped from the walls of all the ablution facilities. Bathroom fittings that could not be stolen have been destroyed and turned into a heap of rubble, with electrical fittings also ripped off the walls and rafters. Almost the entire facility’s doors, as well as door and window frames, have either been stolen or vandalised. The cafeteria’s roll-down service opening has been stolen, with dressing rooms and guardrooms not spared the rampage. Water is seeping and flowing around after thieves stole pipe fittings and taps, with freshly painted walls covered in obscene statement…
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Waarskuwing: Nuwe dwelm middel, soortgelyk aan dagga, laat beland jong tieners in ernstige toestand in hospitaal

Polisie het dringend 'n onbekende stof vir forensiese toetsing gestuur, na 14 jong volwassenes en tieners wat in Pretoria woonagtig is na die hospitaal gehaas moes word nadat hulle ’n onbekende kruiemengsel wat bekend staan as puff or blazing gebruik het. Dit kom na die voorval waar drie tieners van Pretoria-Wes, Maandagmiddag na die hospitaal gehaas moet word, geklee nog in hul skooldrag, nadat hulle die onbekende stof gerook het. Xander Loubser, woordvoerder van BestCare, het die voorval bevestig en gesê dat die drie tieners in 'n ernstige toestand was en is behandel vir simptome soos aanvalle, psigose, naarheid, braking en hallusinasies. Al drie tieners is gestabiliseer en na die Eugene Marais-hospitaal vervoer vir verdere mediese sorg. https://youtu.be/VA8K6RLqHoo In 'n video wat wat geneem is, kan gesien word hoe een van die leerlinge, met ’n drup in sy arm, hewig veg en baklei met een van die paramedici. Daar kan ook op die greep gehoor word dat die seun on…
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Bogus doctor arrested for issuing medical certificates to people applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses

A 50-yeard old man pretending to be a licensed medical practitioner was arrested by the Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) at the Waltoo licensing department on Tuesday. It appears that the man was issuing medical certificates to individuals who applied for new or to renew their driver’s licenses. When questioned by the police, the man claimed to be a qualified doctor. TMPD officers got in touch with the health professional council of South Africa and verified that the so called medical practitioner was operating illegally, as his medical license was suspended. The bogus doctor was arrested and will appear in court soon. Read the original article on Rekord East.
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Farm attack, couple traumatized by terrorists during 3 hour ordeal, Pretoria West

A traumatic farm attack took place on 5 October 2018, between 01:00 and 04:45, on a Welgegund smallholding in Pretoria West, Gauteng. The inside perimeter beams were activated around 01h00, after the attackers bypassed, and cut through the electric fence. The resident, Niel looked and could not see anything and reactivated the alarm, but the attackers were inside the property already. They gained access to the house from the balcony. The male victim was surprised by three armed black males in his bed. (one armed with a pistol and ²nd with a crowbar). Both the man and woman were tied up. They forced the victims to open the safe, and took their time ransacking the house. The suspects and fled the scene at around 04h45, taking with them: jewellery, camaras, 2 laptops. R1800± in cash, mobile phones, TV, and meat. The couple did not sustain any physical injury, but are extremely traumatized. Patrollers with dogs and SAPS followed the tracks but no arrests have been made …
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Onwettige grondbesetters dreig media en AfriForum met petrolbomme

’n Spul onwettige grond gryppers het verteenwoordigers van AfriForum sowel ’n mediaspan Maandagoggend met petrolbomme gedreig op ’n grondeienaar se plaas net buite Pretoria. Die grond word tans onwettig beset en die plakkers het hul teengesit vir samesprekings en onderhoude met met die media. Die stuk grond ter sprake behoort aan ene dr. Motodi Maserumule en is geleë tussen Soshanguve en Onderstepoort. Na bewering het ongeveer 150 mense verlede Maandag onwettige sinkhuise begin oprig op die grond. Volgens Cameron het die plakkers laas week baie vinnig ’n sinkhuisie met die woord “Office” op opgerig en is tans besig om erwe teen R500 stuk aan lede van die publiek te verkoop. Cameron het ook te vertel dat Maserumule aanvanklik gesukkel het om ’n saak by die polisie te open. Met behulp van AfriForum kon hul daarin slaag om ’n saak van betreding by die polisie aanhangig maak verlede Woensdag. “Teen verlede week Vrydag was hier seker so 30 strukture opgerig, maar oor die na…
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Studente van die Tshwane Universiteit van Tegnologie bring Pretoria tot stilstand tydens protestoptogte

Studente van die Tshwane Universiteit van Tegnologie (TUT) het weereens die strate ingevaar en verkeer in die sentrale gedeeltes van Pretoria ontwrig. Klasse is ontwrig en studente eis die kop van die polisieman wat Andries Monareng glo doodgeskiet het. Die studente het gedreig dat hul die hele Pretoria tot stilstand sal bring. Winkels is gesluit en berigte van stropery by wegneem eetplekke is aangemeld. Die polisie ontken intussen steeds dat hulle verantwoordelik was vir die dood van Monareng. Deur: Die Vryburger
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Barbaarse studente in Pretoria stig brand voor Bheki Cele, minister van polisie, se kantore

‘n Groep studente van die voormalige Technicon, tans bekend as die Tshwane Universiteit van Tegnologie, het die polisie besig gehou deur ‘n brand te stig voor Bheki Cele, minister van polisie, se kantore in Pretoria. Dit volg na die dood van een opstoker student op die Soshanguve kampus tydens geweld wat daar uitgebreek het. Waarnemers vra die vraag wat sal die polisie doen as boere strate afsper en breek en brand oor plaasmoorde? Deur: Die Vryburger
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Activist group threatens to shut down Pretoria east after a previous memorandum was not taken seriously

The group claims that a previous memorandum handed to the Tshwane metro in March was not taken seriously. A Mamelodi activist group, which recently shut down Mamelodi municipal office services for several weeks, said they will do so again – if their demands are not met, reports Pretoria East Rekord. Oupa Mashiane, chairperson of the Mamelodi Concerned Residents for Service Delivery, made the remarks while handing over a memorandum to the metro at the local municipal offices on Monday morning. It was the second such memorandum, he said, and “the last”. Mashiane gave the metro seven working days to respond to demands. “This is a serious matter – the city of Tshwane must take our demands very seriously,” said Mashiane. Utility services MMC Darryl Moss received the memorandum on behalf of the Tshwane mayor. He promised to meet with the mayor the same afternoon to “personally hand over the memorandum to him” Mashiane claimed the metro did not take the group’s…
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Illegal land grabbers in Faerie Glen, Pretoria East became very hostile and threatened the community that they will burn down their homes and kill them

Dear Residents, I just got back from an attempted land grab of Municipal Property in Faerie Glen, Plaston Str. I arrived on site this afternoon with the community who wanted to meet with the 'owners' of the property after they started building and even put in an illegal water connection to this property, probably to make the construction seem more legitimate. Unfortunately for the land grabbers, the community is very well organized and aware of the fact that this property is a Municipal Road Reserve. I immediately contacted the MMC as well as the Chairperson of Roads & Transport from the site, who confirmed my position that no Municipal Land was sold to these 'owners'. I proceeded to disrupt this meeting, saying that we cannot engage with thugs grabbing land and, unless they can prove the contrary, they should leave - this prompted the land grabbers, who were very diplomatic up until then, to show their true colors and intent. The land grabbers became very h…
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Bekende skrywer, Tom Gouws op kleinhoewe buite Pretoria vermoor

Die bekende skrywer en letterkundige Tom Gouws is tydens ’n rooftog op sy kleinhoewe buite Pretoria vermoor deur aanvallers. Die nuus is bevestig deur sy suster Judy Leclerc. Volgens inligting ontvang van Judy het Tom en sy vrou onlangs ’n kleinhoewe buite Lynwood buite Pretoria gekoop waar hul ’n huis gebou het. Tom is na bewering deur rowers by die huis ingewag waar hy koelbloedig vermoor is. Sy vrou is ook tydens die aanval beseer, maar haar toestand is nie bekend gemaak nie. Daniël Gouws, Tom se seun het ook die voorval bevestig, maar was te hartseer om meer inligting te gee. Medelye het vroeg Donderdagoggend op Facebook ingestroom nadat die nuus soos ’n veldbrand versprei het. Fred en Mercia Eloff sê: “Tom ou maat, nou is jy waar Vader is. Vertroosting toegebid vir die familie.” “Sjoe Tom ... nou is jy elke dag saam met my .... WOLK van Getuie en moedig my aan. My meegevoel aan familie wat hier deur werk”, lui ’n inskrywing van Christa Stander. Tom …
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