GROBBLERSHOOP Two people were killed and another person sustained serious injuries when a bakkie and a sedan were involved in an accident on the N10, approximately 65 kilometres from Upington on Friday night.
Spokesperson for ER24, Werner Vermaak, said paramedics arrived on the scene shortly before 7pm.
Two people, a man and a woman, who were believed to have been flung out of the vehicles, were found dead on the scene.
Vermaak said that a seriously injured man was pulled from one of the vehicles and rushed to the Upington Provincial Hospital for medical treatment.
The cause of the accident is not yet known.
The road was closed to traffic while local authorities attended to the scene
Police spokesperson, Captain Olebogeng Tawana, said the Groblershoop police are investigating a case of culpable homicide, following the deaths of two people, aged 24 and 40, who died in the accident. He said the cause of the accident was being investigated.
STRYDENBURG A 19-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Hopetown Magistrates’ Court today in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old woman in Strydenburg. Residents will stage a protest outside the court building today.
According to residents two bodies were found dumped in the veld in Strydenburg and were discovered a week ago.
Community members stated that no arrests had been made in connection with the rape and murder of a young girl whose body was also dumped in the veld and only found last week by municipal workers. Tawana confirmed the court appearance.
GALESHEWE The Galeshewe Crime Prevention Unit arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly dealing in drugs during crime prevention patrols on Friday afternoon.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Majang Skalkie, said the police discovered seven mandrax tablets, 13 half mandrax tablets and 11 quarter mandrax tablets as well as an undisclosed sum of money, hidden underneath a bed mattress in a shack in John Daka Road.
She added that the drugs, with an estimated street value of R975, and the money were confiscated by the police.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Galeshewe Magistrates’ Court today on a charge of the possession of drugs.
PROVINCE The MEC for Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta), Alvin Botes, will meet with the Executive Mayor of the Sol Plaatje Municipality, Mangaliso Matika, the Mayor of the Siyancuma Municipality, Lorraine Olifant, and the Mayor of Gamagara, Dineo Moyo, today.
Spokesperson for Coghsta, Xhanti Teki, added that a meeting would also be held between the Siyancuma and Gamagara municipalities to discuss, amongst other issues, the migration of the municipalities from a plenary type of municipality to an executive type of municipality.
He added that Botes would also discuss the “breaking new ground” housing project in Promised Land, the community rental units and the Lerato Park Integrated Housing Project with Matika.