Daily news update: What caused the Boksburg explosion? Eskom’s Christmas ‘gift’ and tributes pour in for MampintshaDecember 25, 2022
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Daily news update – 25 December 2022
Poor signage may have contributed to Boksburg explosion incident
The driver of the gas truck that exploded in Boksburg on Christmas Eve morning could never have seen it coming.
A Google Street View picture of the structure revealed a faded, near invisible warning signage on the traffic facing the side of the bridge. The driver would have had no idea that his truck wouldn’t fit under the structure.
Ekurhuleni mayoral spokesperson Warren Gilt confirmed that the bridge and the responsibility of warning signage both belonged to Prasa.
Eskom comes to the party, no load shedding on Christmas Day
Ailing parastatal Eskom has come to the party and suspended load shedding for two days, including Christmas (25 December).
The power utility made the announcement on Saturday.
Entertainment industry pays tribute to late Big Nuz member, Mampintsha
The entertainment industry is reeling following the death of singer and Big Nuz member, Mandela ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumalo.
Media personalities including South African DJ and record producer Oskido, as well as musician Nomcebo Zikode, paid tribute to the late Big Nuz member.
Musical artist Mampintsha passed away on Saturday morning after suffering a minor stroke last week, as confirmed by his record label, Afrotainment, on Thursday.
Boksburg explosion: Fewer deaths if only police responded faster
A faster response by Ekurhuleni Metro Police (EMPD) to Saturday’s explosion in Boksburg, could have saved lives and casualties.
According to eye witnesses, the EMPD only arrived 30 minutes after the blast which took place on Railway Street near the Tambo Memorial Hospital.