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South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday, 12 July 2022

We’ve got all the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa you really need to know on Tuesday 12 July 2022.

What’s going on under that hat of yours, Mr. Minister? Bheki Cele is courting controversy once again on Monday, following comments he made about South Africans with tattoos. If this is the pinnacle of our top cop’s detective skills, it certainly would explain a few things.

The feared Amaberete police officers would be deployed to deploy Orlando East following complaints from residents about the crime in the area.

A total of 137 empty AK-47 cartridges were found strewn at the tavern in Soweto, where 15 people were shot dead on Sunday morning.

Police Minister Bheki Cele was speaking to the community of Nomzamo informal settlement during the site visit of the scene on Monday.

Paramedics said fifteen people were injured when three vehicles collided before crashing into the crowd during an illegal drag race in Rustenburg on Sunday.

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And in some other news, high energy waves are expected to hit the Western Cape this week. The coastline between Saldanha Bay and Plettenberg Bay will be affected.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Tuesday 12 July

WATCH | Is he for real? Bheki Cele says people with tattoos ‘likely to be gangsters’

What’s going on under that hat of yours, Mr. Minister? Bheki Cele is courting controversy once again on Monday, following comments he made about South Africans with tattoos. If this is the pinnacle of our top cop’s detective skills, it certainly would explain a few things.

Cele was giving an address at the site of the devastating tavern shooting in Soweto. This was one of three incidents reported over the weekend, where gunmen opened fire on bar patrons. Fifteen people died in East Orlando, with a further six victims killed in Pietermaritzburg and Katlehong.

The public is demanding answers swiftly, but many have become jaded with SAPS’ ability to draw quick conclusions. It has been 16 days since almost two-dozen teenagers died in East London’s Enyobeni tavern – and we still don’t have an official cause for these fatalities.

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Who are Amaberete? Cele sends ‘fearsome’ police team into Soweto

Police Minister has vowed to the community of Orlando East, Soweto, that he will be sending the much-feared Amaberete to patrol the area.

Cele was responding to complaints by residents of Nomzamo informal settlement on Monday during his visit. The Minister’s visit comes after the brutal killing of 15 people during a shooting at a tavern in the area.

ALSO READ: 137 empty AK-47 cartridges found at Soweto tavern shooting

Residents were given the opportunity to address their issues and concerns to Cele, stating that they often fear for their lives.

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137 empty AK-47 cartridges found at Soweto tavern shooting

137 empty AK-47 cartridges were found strewn at the tavern in Soweto where 15 people were shot dead on Sunday morning.

Police Minister Bheki Cele was speaking to the community of Nomzamo informal settlement during the site visit of the scene on Monday.

Scores of bullet cartridges were found at the scene, with AK-47 rifles clearly being used.

But an AK-47 can only take 30 ammunitions at a time, said Cele.

ALSO READ: Soweto tavern shooting: Police launch manhunt for suspects

“You put 30 bullets in it, meaning they would reload and reload the AK-47, which means those people meant serious business in the killing… There were cartridges from small guns too. It’s a group of people who intended to come here and do the damage that they did.”

Bheki Cele

According to the Heritage Protection Group (HPG), a non-profit crime-fighting organisation said, Riaan had pulled his truck off the road just outside Mokopane after it overheated.

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WATCH: Fifteen injured when vehicle crashed into crowd in drag race

Paramedics said fifteen people were injured when three vehicles collided before crashing into the crowd during an illegal drag race in Rustenburg on Sunday.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, the accident happened on Zendling Road in Rustenburg.

The scene of the accident. Photos: Video

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“ER24 and several other services received the call and immediately responded to the scene, arriving at 17h10.

“On the scene, paramedics found that two vehicles that had allegedly been racing each other crashed into a third vehicle and veered off into a crowd of spectators.”

Russel Meiring

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Western Cape weather warning: 5.5-metre waves to batter the coast

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a Yellow Level 2 warning for waves in the Western Cape on Monday, 11 July.

According to the weather service, the wave warning is effective from 12:00 on Tuesday, 12 July until Thursday, 14 July at 20:00.

High energy waves with periods of between 15 and 16 seconds are expected. These will result in significant south-westerly waves of 4.5 to 5.5 metres.

The Western Cape coastline between Saldanha Bay and Cape Agulhas will be affected on Tuesday before spreading to Plettenberg Bay from Wednesday into Thursday.

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