Zulu monarch prime minister, Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has revealed that king Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu is still recuperating in hospital.
Buthelezi says while the king’s health is still not great, the situation is improving.
“I am happy that the queen of Linduzulu, umaNdlovu, and myself were briefed by the head of the medical team that’s treating the king. We have been told that their efforts to treat the king are progressing well and they are also happy with the progress made so far,” concludes Buthelezi.
The 73-year-old Zulu king was unable to open the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature as is customary at the beginning of the year due to ill health.
He was admitted to ICU last month due to high glucose levels. – Report by Maputaland Radio News reporter, Nokubonga Xaba.
Six people have died in a multi-vehicle accident involving a truck and five sedans in Mokopane, Limpopo.
The accident occurred at the corner of Thabo Mbeki and Retief streets in the Mokopane CBD last night.
It is alleged that the truck driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into five vehicles in front him, before ramming into a nearby building.
The vehicles caught fire after the impact.
During the incident, four pedestrians were knocked and killed.
The truck driver and a passenger were burnt to death.
One driver was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya, has sent messages of condolences to the families of people who were killed in the accident.
The MEC is worried about the increasing number of fatal crashes in the province.
She has urged motorists to be cautious on the road and always drive within the set speed limits.
A week ago, nine people died in various accidents in the province.
Four of the fatalities occurred in Vhembe, Sekhukhune and Waterberg districts.
An EFF councilor has been arrested for allegedly assaulting four police officers in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
Moshe Mphahlele together with a group of residents allegedly stormed the Alexandra Police Station on Sunday afternoon, demanding the release of a suspected rapist.
Alexandra police spokesperson Sergeant Simphiwe Mbatha says Mphahlele was arrested on Monday morning.
“I can confirm that a 35-year-old man is in police custody for assaulting our officers and staff members, he will appear in court soon.”
Mphahlele is a proportional representative (PR) councilor for the Economic Freedom Fighters in the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality Council, responsible for Ward 107.
On Monday afternoon, dozens of his supporters picketed outside the Alexandra police station, demanding his immediate release from custody.
EFF Johannesburg chairperson Musa Novela has told VOW FM that he is on his way to Alexandra to attend the matter.
Meanwhile the rape accused at the centre of the storm is under police guard at the Tembisa Hospital.
He is recuperating from injuries suffered when angry residents beat him up for allegedly sexually assaulting two women.
He apparently posed as a traditional healer and sexually abused the women when they went to him for consultation.