A 7-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he was knocked down by a mini-bus taxi on the old Vereeniging road in Alberton this afternoon.

ER24 Paramedics arrived on the scene at 14h53 to find the boy lying in the road and the taxi on the embankment.

The patient required Advanced Life Support interventions and was then transported to Thelle-Mogoerane Regional Hospital in nearby Vosloorus.

Metro police were on the scene for further investigation.

In another story,

The police have confirmed a farm attack at  Patensie, Eastern Cape Province.

It was reported that
1 Male and 1 female victim attacked by 2 male suspects upon arrival at home. Male victim stabbed 12 times in the back and hacked with a machete. Female was able to run and search for help.
Reported early morning on 13th February, 2019.