Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday, 17 June 2022

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We’ve got the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Friday, 17 June.

Some hectic footage is reaching us from Groblersdal in Limpopo on Thursday, following an altercation between an older white male and a black teenager. In the video, the armed aggressor is seen pointing his gun at the child, while kicking and stomping on his victim.

Dr Tim De Maayer, a pediatrician at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital who blew the whistle on the health facility’s horrendous conditions, is seemingly still under siege from his employer as the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng says he is set to receive a warning letter.

The major highway connecting Durban and Johannesburg, has become the scene of a significant protest being held by truck drivers. A blockade at several key strategic points is wreaking traffic chaos on Thursday.

And then, in shocking news, Handguns and rifles were stolen during an armed ROBBERY at a Mpumalanga POLICE station. 

A man was arrested after he tried to give his friend, in SAPS custody, a loaf of bread with heroin capsules at the Eshowe police station.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Friday 17 JUNE

Watch: Black teen kicked, stomped AT GUNPOINT by white male in Limpopo

Some hectic footage is reaching us from Groblersdal in Limpopo on Thursday, following an altercation between an older white male and a black teenager. In the video, the armed aggressor is seen pointing his gun at the child, while kicking and stomping on his victim.

We’re still trying to establish the details around this incident, and it is unclear what led to such a violent exchange. The clip shows the boy struggling to get back to his feet, after he was booted heavily by the suspect. Those filming the incident vow to ‘expose’ the senior party.

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday, 17 June 2022
The altercation is alleged to have taken place on Wednesday 15 June 2022 – Photo: Twitter

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Also read: Man behind ‘shocking’ assault on Limpopo teen ARRESTED! [Update]

N3 shutdown latest: Drivers ‘forced out at gunpoint’, road closures mount

Goodness gracious, the situation is dire on the N3 right now. The major highway, connecting Durban and Johannesburg, has become the scene of a significant protest being held by truck drivers. A blockade at several key strategic points is wreaking traffic chaos on Thursday.

With 16 June officially being Youth Day in South Africa, these protests have seriously disrupted those travelling during the public holiday. Business Unity South Africa are outraged by these demonstrations, and they are now seeking an urgent intervention from President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“We consider this continued disruption of economic activity a crisis and ask the President to intervene to ensure appropriate resources are mobilised to pre-empt these disruptions and to clear up the current blockage urgently.”

BUSA statement

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Armed ROBBERY at Mpumalanga POLICE station – handguns, rifles stolen

Yes, you read correctly! Handguns and rifles were stolen during an armed ROBBERY at a Mpumalanga POLICE station.

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the police station was attacked on Wednesday evening.

“The attack of the Kwaggafontein Police Station happened at around 22:00.”

Brigadier Selvy Mohlala

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Man arrested after smuggling heroin in bread into SAPS station for friend

South African Police Service (SAPS) officers at the Eshowe station in KwaZulu-Natal intercepted a drug handover within the station. This is after a man was caught trying to give his friend 94 capsules of heroin hidden inside a loaf of bread.

He was subsequently arrested. The unidentified individual has been charged for the possession of drugs and bribery after he attempted to bribe a SAPS officer. Police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo said the suspect was questioned about the drugs before he tried to bribe the officer into not arresting him.

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DA in Gauteng: Rahima Moosa Hospital doctor to receive suspension letter

Dr Tim De Maayer, a paediatrician at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital who blew the whistle on the health facility’s horrendous conditions, is seemingly still under siege from his employer as the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng says he is set to receive a warning letter.

De Maayer publicly spoke about the worrying state of healthcare facilities in the province, including the very hospital where he worked. He was subsequently placed on precautionary suspension by management at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital. He was shorly reinstated by the Gauteng Department of Health last week, after the move was met with outrage.

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