According to Meyerton Police Spokesperson Constable Maria Letsele police received a phone call from the worker after he discovered the body. “Upon arrival Police started investigating but the decomposed body could not be identified. Only the clothes of the deceased could be identified. He wore a navy blue jean, a purple and blue striped T-shirt and white Nike sneakers.
Emfuleni informed residents of an explosion at a substation in the early morning hours, resulting in a power failure in many residential areas in and around Vereeniging:
The Acting Deputy Regional Commissioner for the Department of Correctional Services in the Free State, Gustav Wilson has confirmed the allegations of an altercation that took place at the Sasolburg Correctional Centre between Prison Wardens and prisoners recently.
Upon inspection of the bakkie, paramedics found three men inside. Two had sustained moderate injuries while a third had sustained fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for the man and he was declared dead.
One man killed, approximately fifteen others injured in collision between taxi and bakkie
The municipality wishes to confirm that 75% of meters has been opened as in this afternoon. Normal water pressure and supply with no restrictions has been restored in all areas of Emfuleni. However it should be noted that there are some pipe bursts due to ageing infrastructure and the communities must report them and the team will deal with them.
All the suspects are still at large and the red VW Golf 5 has not yet been recovered.
However, provision has been made to deliver water to the affected areas through the tankers during the day. Hospitals and schools have been supplied with the JOJO tanks in a bid to avoid any shortage of water. We acknowledge the serious implications this may have on patients, and operations at the hospitals.
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“It is distressing that the failure of the Emfuleni Council to pay its water bills has led to much stress and inconvenience for patients and staff at this hospital.”