A couple was reportedly assaulted at a mall in Boksburg, on the East Rand. The couple – Zoran Ramos, 26, and Natalie Spence, 28 – said they had finished their shopping at a store at the East Rand Galleria shopping centre earlier this month when a group of about 15 people proceeded to verbally abuse and assault them. A case of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm is being investigated by police.
Read more: Couple assaulted in ‘racist’ mall attack
Willem “Bees” Marais, died in a helicopter crash while providing aerial combatting against the fire at Olifantsbos, in the Cape Point Nature Reserve on Sunday. One city firefighter sustained burn wounds and 52 frail-care residents from a Noordhoek retirement village were treated for smoke inhalation.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday last week. He received a black vintage Ford as a gift. The car was the first car he owned, according to a news report. Loyal supporters of the president tracked down the black Ford Zephyr, which Mugabe last saw in 1963.
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On Thursday, the World Health Organisation announced more than 10 000 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in West Africa. The three hardest-hit countries, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, have recorded 24 350 cases and 10 004 deaths since the epidemic began more than a year ago, the UN body said.
Read more: Ebola death toll tops 10,000: WHO
The Proteas claimed a 146-run win over the United Arab Emirates in Wellington on Thursday. With the pool stage of their campaign now done and dusted, South Africa will now move on to Sydney for a quarterfinal showdown with Sri Lanka, the likely opponents on March 18.
Read more: Proteas move on to knockout stage
Well-known South African musician Nkululeko “Flabba” Habedi was stabbed to death allegedly by girlfriend Sindisiwe Manqele in the early hours of Monday morning in Alexandra, Gauteng. His funeral will be at Alexandra Stadium on Sunday from 9am, and he will be laid to rest at Westpark Cemetery.
Read more: Flabba allegedly stabbed to death