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Diesel siphoners arrested after stealing 125 litres from a truck while driver sleeps

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Diesel siphoners arrested after stealing 125 litres from a truck while driver sleeps

Four suspects were arrested for stealing diesel from a truck in Parow while the truck driver was asleep in the vehicle.

The City of Cape Town revealed the suspects had siphoned off around 125 litres of diesel by the time traffic officers arrived.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith, said the suspects were among the more than 200 suspects caught by the City’s enforcement agencies in the past week.

“While the fill-up-and-dash phenomenon is not new, this type of incident is something else, and was an incredibly opportunistic and dangerous thing to do.

“Even if the suspects had gotten away, travelling with large amounts of fuel in makeshift containers would have been very risky,” Smith said.

The suspects were arrested and taken to Parow police station where they are being held.

Protesters gather at Krugersdorp Court over gang rape case

As Women’s month commences, community activists and civil organisations have gathered at the Krugersdorp Magistrates Court for the appearance of more than 80 illegal miners.

Police have arrested at least 84 suspects in connection with the gang rape of eight women in West Village on Friday.

It’s believed that the gruesome attack was carried out by illegal miners who have been terrorising the local community for years.

The women, aged between 19 and 35, were filming a music video at an abandoned mine dump in West Village when they were accosted, allegedly by a gang of zama zamas, and raped and robbed.

Second person shot dead as the situation remains volatile in Tembisa

A second person has been shot dead, allegedly by the police during protests at Tembisa
on the East Rand.

The township is on shutdown following Mayors Tania Campbell’s inability to attend a community meeting on Friday.

The residents who are protesting against electricity cut-offs for defaulting customers and “high municipal rates” have damaged an electricity substation, sparking outrage from other residents who fear power outages will be the consequence.

Ukraine war: First Ukrainian ship carrying grain has left, first time since Russian invasion

Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry has revealed a ship carrying grain from the country has left the port of Odesa for the first time since the start of the Russian invasion.

Turkish and Ukrainian officials say the ship left the southern port early this morning. Russia has been blockading Ukrainian ports since February, but the two sides agreed to a deal to resume shipments.

It is hoped the agreement will ease the global food crisis and lower the price of grain. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the departure of the ship and hailed Turkey for its role in working to implement the agreement.

Written by: Kelly-Jane Turner

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