16 injured after bakkie rolls multiple times.

16 people were left injured late last night following a bakkie rollover on the N11 Highway outside of Hendrina in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.

ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene to find the bakkie lying in the middle of the road. Several people were found walking around on the scene while several others were seated on the side of the road.

Paramedics assessed the patients and found that 16 had sustained moderate injuries.

It is believed that most of the patients had been on the back of the bakkie when the vehicle rolled.

Paramedics treated the patients and thereafter transported them to Middelburg Provincial hospital for further investigations.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

Suspects Involved In A Multi-Million Rands Cash In Transit Robbery Nabbed By SAPS

Following the cash-in-transit robbery which occurred last week in the Motetema Policing area outside Groblersdal, the Provincial Tracking Team embarked on an intelligence led operation, working tirelessly around the clock tracing the suspects involved in this incident until they were cornered and nabbed.

During this operation, three suspects who are aged around 20’s and 30’s were arrested in Mpumalanga and Gauteng Provinces and were positively linked to this incident, bringing the number of arrested suspects to four.
The following items were recovered during the arrests: 

A firearm, a motor vehicle Ford Ranger which is believed to be one of the cars used during the robbery and also the damaged cash of money believed to be some of the stolen cash during the robbery.

The preliminary police investigations have revealed that the recovered Ford Ranger was hijacked in Mooinooi in the North West Province during January 2018.

A Dedicated Task Team comprised of various police units has been placed in motion following the cash-in-transit incident which occurred in the Motetema policing area outside Groblersdal on 2018-02-12.

It is alleged that two G4 Security Guards were travelling along Ramogwera road and when they approached a speed hump, two vehicles, a white Ford Ranger and a silver X-Trail attacked them.

Occupants of these cars started shooting at the security vehicle, injuring the driver on the leg causing the vehicle to swerve off the road, lost control and it came to a halt on the edge of the road.

This gang of about 11 suspects armed with rifles then pounced on the vehicle and tried to open it. When the vehicle couldn’t open, they instructed the victims to lie down and disarmed them of their service pistols.
The alleged scavengers then bombed the vehicle with explosives and managed to take an undisclosed amount of money before they fled the scene.

Police were notified and reacted swiftly to the scene which led to the arrest of one suspect who is around 20’s and undisclosed amount of cash was recovered in his possession.

The arrested suspects will appear before Motetema Magistrates’ Court soon on various charges including armed robbery.

The police investigations are still continuing.
Anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of the remaining suspects, may contact Captain Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the sms Crime Line 32211 or the nearest Police Station.

The SAPS Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Nneke Ledwaba has poured more accolades to these gigantic Tracking Team which continue to sweep all the streets of Limpopo off any violent and serious crimes especially the cash-in-transits including trio crimes.

SONA 2018 presents hope, but no urgent plan for change, Maimane

There were great expectations for tonight’s maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The President set out a vision of unity for the country that all South Africans warmly welcome. We pledge our support in building one nation, with one future, which is in the interests of all South African.

Beyond the fine words of renewal and new found unity, he unfortunately did not fulfil the expectations of the public with a clean break from the Zuma era, and a total change from the current tried, tested and failed ANC policies that have brought our nation to this point.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan for South Africa is too much of a continuation of the Zuma era. There is no major policy reform, only some tinkering with the current policies that have not brought change to the lives of our people. There were too many conferences and summits announced, and not enough clear plans for fixing the problems.

Our country needs a brave new beginning and total change from the past decade and not more of ANC rule – not more meetings and talkshops. The reality is, while there has been a change in leadership in South Africa, the material conditions of ordinary South Africans have not changed.

The President quite correctly articulated the number one challenge our country faces – youth unemployment. Yet, our young people want immediate action and total change – not more plans to make plans, and more talkshops. This is the type of passive policy that has kept our young people trapped for so long.

We welcome the President’s announcement of a Youth Employment Service initiative, which will place unemployed youth in paid internships. This is a step in the right direction, but not enough to ensure access to jobs for all young people in South Africa

What we need is a string of legislation that will change the economic environment, and make it easier for young people to find work. This must fundamental alter the way we approach the creation of work. ANC policy will not, and cannot, address our crippling youth unemployment crisis.

While we have a basic education system that continuously fails our children and jeopardizes their futures, Ramaphosa found it unnecessary to address this and announce any meaningful reform. This was a failure by Ramaphosa, and shows more of the same from the ANC.

The intention to pass the MPRDA into law in the next few months is a huge misstep by Ramaphosa. The DA will object to this piece of disastrous legislation which will only bring uncertainty and volatility into the mining sector, and will act as yet another stranglehold on this job-creating sector.

Ramaphosa also failed to address illegal immigration, and how to better protect our borders.

Land reform is a justice issue, and must be addressed with urgency. We agree with the President around the empowerment black women via land reform. This must not just be for the few, and we cannot in good conscience support the regressive policy of redistribution without compensation.’

Ramaphosa’s intention to cut the size of cabinet is a long overdue move, and we welcome this. We need to cut the fat in government and ensure we have a lean, efficient national government.

Lastly, we welcome the announcement of free higher education for those who cannot afford it. This must be done in a sustainable manner that does not bankrupt our nation.

South Africa needs immediate and total change. 9 years of the Zuma Presidency has set our nation back, and unfortunately President Ramaphosa did not show tonight that he is able to bring the total change we desperately require.

SAD:- Elderly woman dies after collision with bakkie

A woman, believed to be 69 years old, died after being injured in a collision on the corner of Edison road and Andries Potgieter boulevard in Vanderbijlpark this morning.

At approximately 06h10, ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the woman entrapped in her vehicle.

After medics extricated the woman from her vehicle, they found that she sustained serious head injuries.

She was treated and transported to Mediclinic Emfuleni where she was later declared dead.

The exact cause of this collision is not yet known.

Happening Now !!! Two bakkie collide leaving two dead, two critical.

Two people have been killed and two others critically injured following a two-vehicle collision between two bakkies at the N12 and R28 in Westonaria.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find two wrecked bakkies lying in the middle of the intersection.

Upon closer inspection, paramedics discovered the bodies of a man and woman lying trapped inside one of the bakkies.

Paramedics assessed both patients and found that they had already succumbed to their multiple injuries. Nothing more could be done for them and they were declared dead.

Two other patients, from the second bakkie, had already been transported by provincial services prior to the arrival of ER24. Both patients had been reported to be in a critical condition.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.