Daily news update: Boksburg truck driver arrested, Christmas babies and L’vovo is still alive

December 26, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja



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Daily news update – 26 December 2022

Driver arrested for culpable homicide after fuel tanker explosion kills 15

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The scene of the explosion in Boksburg, on 24 December 2022, after a gas tanker drove into a low-lying bridge. Photo: The Citizen/Hein Kaiser

Police in Gauteng arrested a fuel tanker driver for culpable homicide following the death of 15 people and injuries of several others in Boksburg on Saturday.

According to Brigadier Brenda Muridili, the police traced and arrested the driver of the tanker at a private hospital, where he had been receiving medical care for minor injuries, on Saturday evening.

Eskom to implement Stage 1 load shedding from Monday

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Lethabo Power Plant in Free State. Picture: Gallo Images / Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times

South Africa will return to Stage 1 load shedding from Monday morning, Eskom has announced.

This follows the suspension of load shedding on Christmas day due to the lower demand for electricity.

While Stage 2 and 3 load shedding was on the cards from 27 December, Eskom confirmed on Sunday that Stage 1 would remain in place until further notice.

Level 2 warning: Heavy rain, hail and strong winds expected in parts of KZN and Limpopo

Level 2 warning: Heavy rain, hail and strong winds expected in parts of KZN and Limpopo
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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a yellow level 2 warning for severe thunderstorms with excessive lightning, large amounts of small hail, strong winds and heavy downpours on Monday.

The weather warning has been issued for the extreme southern parts of Limpopo, Highveld and escarpment areas of Mpumalanga and northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

WATCH: Gauteng hospital welcomes Christmas babies

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The number of babies is expected to rise. Photo: Gauteng Health Department

The Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston has so far welcomed eleven babies on Christmas Day including two sets of twins.

The number of babies is expected to rise.

Gauteng MEC for Health and Wellness, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko was at the hospital on Christmas day to welcome the newborns to the world.

L’vovo is still alive – Record label dispels ‘hurtful rumours’

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L’vovo Derrango. Picture: Instagram

Just a day after the surprising passing of Big Nuz member Mampintsha, news broke that a fellow musician L’vovo Derrango also suffered a minor stroke. 

However after a statement confirmed that L’vovo was being treated in the hospital and doing well, this didn’t stop reports claiming he had passed away. 

WATCH: Viral Christmas videos to light up your day

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Photo: Emirates / Artist: Pixels 100

As the Christmas spirit spreads around the globe, viral videos a-plenty make it to our social feeds.

And since it’s a time of giving and sharing, we’ll focus on sharing some of our favourite clips which brightened our day.

And wow, there are plenty to choose from, from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s girls giving him a makeover on Christmas day, to Dubai airlines and their bevy of helpful Reindeer.