News in brief

By Drum Digital
23 November 2013

Dog falls into Kimberley’s Big Hole

A rescue team will abseil into Kimberley's Big Hole on Saturday to save a dog which has fallen down the hole, paramedics said.

Rigs have been erected to help stabilise the operation, ER24 spokeswoman Vanessa Jackson said.

"A rescue team of seven will go down. They will stabilise one another and provide support," she said.

"Only one person will go down the final couple of metres and rescue the dog."

Jackson said the rescue operation was expected to take up to four hours.

The depth of the hole was equivalent to the height of a 50-storey building.

She said because of the distance and terrain it was not possible to throw food down to the dog.

– SAPA

Husband released after teen death plunge

The husband of a woman who was found in bed with a 16-year-old boy, who later fell to his death from the sixth floor of a Hillbrow building, has been released, Gauteng police said.

"Police did not charge the suspect because they wanted the woman to make a statement but she declined," Constable Carol Mulamu said.

Nyasha Johwa, 16, was found naked with the 34-year-old woman in Hillbrow by the husband, according to a report in The Star. An argument reportedly ensued and the boy was found dead on the pavement.

Mulamu said the man was questioned and later released. – SAPA

Krejir’s lawyers don’t know where he is held

Radovan Krejcir's lawyers have been granted an urgent high court order compelling police to tell them where the Czech businessman is being kept after he was arrested, his lawyer said.

"We went to court to force the police to tell us where he is being detained," Eddie Classen said.

"At this stage we don't know [where Krejcir is]. We will have to wait for the outcome of the press conference later today."

Classen said they went to different police stations to try and find Krejcir. Krejcir was arrested at his house on charges of attempted murder and kidnapping.

– SAPA

Man dies in another truck accident

A man was killed and two others injured in an accident involving three trucks and a bakkie in Germiston, paramedics said.

A truck had broken down on the N3 highway at the M2 split in Germiston around 8am, after which three other vehicles collided into it, ER24 spokeswoman Vanessa Jackson said.

A truck collided into the back of the broken down truck, a bakkie crashed into the second truck and a third truck then collided into the back of the bakkie.

The driver of the bakkie was killed while his brother who was sitting next to him suffered only minor injuries.

– SAPA

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