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2017-02-15 06:01
PHOTO: supplied The north-bound carriageway of the N3 was closed at Balgowan this week after two crashes involving six trucks occurred. RTI spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said one driver died due to his injuries. She said after the first crash occurred involving three trucks, a secondary accident took place   involving another three trucks.

PHOTO: supplied The north-bound carriageway of the N3 was closed at Balgowan this week after two crashes involving six trucks occurred. RTI spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said one driver died due to his injuries. She said after the first crash occurred involving three trucks, a secondary accident took place involving another three trucks.

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Save Supermarket ablaze

SAVE Supermarket at Truro Plaza was closed on Sunday due to damage caused by a fire at the shop in the early hours of the morning. It is assumed that the fire started at about 3am on Sunday morning. Management confirmed that the fire caused extensive damage to the shop’s bakery section, also affecting fruit and vegetables.

Paramedics attacked this weekend

PARAMEDICS attached to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were attacked in the Slangspruit area in Pietermaritzburg at the weekend. According to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), the EMS paramedics were responding to a maternity call in Slangspruit on Saturday at around 11pm when they were attacked by four men, who approached them and tried to force their way into the ambulance.

One of the attackers allegedly climbed onto the roof of the vehicle and smashed the windscreen while the others banged on the doors, insulting the paramedics, said Nehawu spokesperson Mazwi Ngubane. He said they eventually managed to drive away with one men hanging onto the windscreen wipers. After about two kilometres, the ambulance stopped at a traffic light and the man tried to escape, but other motorists noticed and helped to catch the man. Nehawu has instructed EMS employees to suspend all operations in Slangspruit and Sinathing area with immediate effect.

Weekend storm leaves residents in darkness

SATURDAY night’s severe storm left a trail of electricity outages in its wake, but caused no serious damage in the city. According to Msunduzi Municipality about 10 areas were affected and remained without electricity well into Sunday.

Best Midmar Mile after many years

THIS year’s 44th edition of the aQuellé­ Midmar Mile at the weekend was hailed by many as the best yet.

This was not because the men’s race was deemed to be an exciting classic that saw seven-time champion Chad Ho narrowly beaten by Matthew Meyer, or Ashley Twitchell show her class and pedigree in the women’s race, but the near-perfect conditions, unmarred by any serious incidents.

Despite a big thunderstorm on Saturday­ night, the weather at the dam was stifling, and on the water a slight breeze wasn’t enough to deter the swimmers or change any game-plans.

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