Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 23 May 2022

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A lot can change overnight, but we’ll keep you in the know with the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Monday 23 May.

South Africans should brace themselves for more load shedding as Eskom has announced it will be implementing stage 2 for the entire week, between 17:00 and 22:00. 

With a Level 10 weather warning out for KwaZulu-Natal, the province is once again being hit by flooding. 

The particularly sad part, thousands of residents have never recovered from the devastation of the brutal floods that hit KZN in April. As the rains continue into Sunday, the national government says it’s stepping in early this time to deal with the KZN floods.

Fidelity SecureDrive has recorded high levels of car hijackings and explained which vehicles are most commonly hijacked in SA. 

White or silver-grey Toyota Hiluxes and Volkswagen Polos are the most hijacked vehicles in the country.

The body of a man who went missing with his three dogs while hunting was discovered on the side of an unpaved road in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Sunday. 

African National Congress (ANC) Councillors in the Theewaterskloof Municipality have been warned to exercise caution. It’s been reported that a few councillors’ names have appeared on a so-called hit list.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Monday 23 May

BREAKING: Stage 2 load shedding to be implemented this week

South Africans should brace themselves for more load shedding as Eskom has announced it will be implementing stage 2 for the entire week, between 17:00 and 22:00. But the embattled parastatal has highlighted it may be forced to turn the lights off outside of these periods.

“Due to the continued shortage of generation capacity, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 17:00 until 22:00 throughout the week.

While there may be instances where loadshedding might need to be implemented outside of these hours, as far as possible Eskom will endeavour to limit the implementation of loadshedding to the evening peak in order to limit the impact of the capacity shortages on the public,” said Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha on Sunday.

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KZN floods 2.0: Dlamini-Zuma convenes disaster management commitee as rain pours

With a Level 10 weather warning out for KwaZulu-Natal, the province is once again being hit by flooding. The particularly sad part, thousands of residents have never recovered from the devastation of the brutal floods that hit KZN in April. As the rains continue into Sunday, the national government says it’s stepping in early this time to deal with the KZN floods.

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala has confirmed that over 190 people have already been evacuated over the weekend. Zikalala has also warned that those in the Southern parts of Durban (uMlazi, Wentworth, Isipingo, Amanzimtoti and Westbrook) need to be particularly vigilant.

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Three Western Cape politicians’ names appear on supposed hit list

African National Congress (ANC) Councillors in the Theewaterskloof Municipality have been warned to exercise caution. It’s been reported that a few councillors’ names have appeared on a so-called hit list.

A source revealed that the people behind the hit list are planning to target the councillors ‘execution-style’. Theewaterskloof Mayor Karel Papier is aware of the supposed hit list. He said that the municipality’s security measures will be beefed up for Mayco members.

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LOOK: KZN dogs remain with deceased owner

The body of a man who went missing with his three dogs while hunting was discovered on the side of an unpaved road in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Sunday. 

Tongaat is one of the areas that was ravaged by the torrential rains in the province. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a red LEVEL 10 warning for KZN on Saturday which remains in place even for Sunday. 

According to Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) a passerby made the discovery at the link between Maidstone and Brake Village. 

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Database reveals the two MOST hijacked cars in SA – and tips to stay safe

Fidelity SecureDrive has recorded high levels of car hijackings and explained which vehicles are most commonly hijacked in SA. White or silver-grey Toyota Hiluxes and Volkswagen Polos are the most hijacked vehicles in the country.

Hijackings have reached record-high levels in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The likelihood of a person falling victim to a hijacking seems to increase based on numerous factors. 

December, January, April and May have evidently been the highest risk periods. Furthermore, records of hijackings seem to indicate that the majority of hijackings took place on Thursday and Friday.

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