A stranded motorist shows his gratitude via social media are being rescued in the Free State, former president Jacob Zuma becomes more familiar with Twitter, and a powerful cyclone forces thousands to flee on India's east coast.Have a look at some of the top stories for the day:SA teen, 6 others released from prison in China - DircoTeenager Tristan-Lee Niemand and another six South Africans have been released from prison in China and will be deported to South Africa, the Department of International Relations said.Mashaba wants new NPA boss to expedite prosecutions in JoburgJohannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has called on new National Prosecuting Authority boss Shamila Batohi to ensure the prosecution of those who have been arrested by the City's metro police department.Motorist heaps praise on Good Samaritan 'ooms': 'You'll never find a beautiful country like South Africa'A young motorist has heaped praise on two Good Samaritans via social media after a punctured tyre left him stranded on his way to Bethlehem in the Free State.Former acting Prasa CEO claims his life is in danger over 'hidden' corruption at PrasaFormer acting CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Collins Letsoalo says his life is in danger because of his opposition to "wrongdoing" at the agency that also led to his dismissal following a now-retracted newspaper report.WATCH: Jacob Zuma puts his hand up for Bafana call-up!Former President Jacob Zuma is taking to Twitter like a duck to water, and he has already used the platform to ask for a Bafana Bafana call-up.Someone tell Stuart Baxter I’m match fit @BafanaBafana pic.twitter.com/niVtwAkEpu— Jacob G Zuma (@PresJGZuma) 17 December 2018 Manchester United lose patience, sack Jose MourinhoManchester United sacked manager Jose Mourinho after the club's worst start to a season in nearly three decades.Jack Parow uses homophobic meme to promote brandyLocal Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow used a blatant homophobic meme to promote his new brandy.Fake news: The past and the presentFake news. We should never stop sniffing it out and exposing it, whether it manifests now or in our history, writes Max du Preez.Zimbabwe minus Mugabe: Two books on his fall and Mnangagwa's riseTwo new books about Zimbabwe deal with the coup in November 2017. But the country's treasures haven’t been dug up yet, writes The Conversation. Thousands flee cyclone on India's east coastA powerful cyclone left one person dead and forced thousands to flee their homes on India's east coast, officials said.*Would you like to subscribe to News24's Newsletters and get a wrap of the day's news? If so, click here.