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Today’s latest news and headlines, Saturday 12 March 2022



We’ve got the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Saturday 12 March.

The victims of alleged ‘holiday swindler’ Tasneem Moosa have banded together and cases are being opened at police stations across South Africa.

The victims are mobilising in a Telegram group aptly named ‘Hello Darlings – Recovery’. The group has amassed about 3500 members, and administrators are encouraging victims to report their dealings with Moosa to the police.

On Friday, the public enjoyed it when the worst Home Affairs branches in South Africa were named and shamed this week – identified by their excessive ‘system downtimes’.

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is happening this weekend, and we have all the information you need whether you are participating in the tour, a visitor, or a resident. 

In some sad news, Justen Hosken, a Cape Town guitarist, session musician, and singer-songwriter, died a week after he sustained life-threatening injuries in a horrific accident.

The Indian Defence Ministry confirmed the accidental firing of a missile into Pakistan, on Friday, 11 March. The ministry said the dangerous mishap took place during “routine maintenance.” The incident happened on 9 March. India said “a technical malfunction” led to the accidental firing of a missile.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Saturday 12 March

Heat turns up on ‘holiday swindler’: 200 cases opened against Hello Darlings CEO

The victims of alleged ‘holiday swindler’ Tasneem Moosa have banded together and cases are being opened at police stations across South Africa.

The victims are mobilising in a Telegram group aptly named ‘Hello Darlings – Recovery’. The group has amassed about 3500 members and administrators are encouraging victims to report their dealings with Moosa to the police.

The ultimate goal of the group is to recover the money lost and to do this they want the reported cases to be prioritised and handed over to the Hawks’ Commercial Crimes Unit.

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The nine WORST Home Affairs branches named – with four in the same province!

There are very few greater frustrations in life than making a trek to Home Affairs and queuing up for hours upon end, only to be told that ‘the system is down’ by less-than-sympathetic staff members. We’ve all been there, but as it turns out, some branches are substantially worse than others.

Responding to a set of written Parliamentary questions this week, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi revealed that ‘system downtime’ had essentially crippled branches up and down the country over the past 10 months. A portion of the blame is saddled with load shedding – but online services also struggle when the grid is healthy.

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Cape Town singer-songwriter dies week after horrific accident [Video]

Justen Hosken, a Cape Town guitarist, session musician, and singer-songwriter, died on Thursday, a week after he sustained life-threatening injuries in a horrific accident.

According to a Facebook post made last week by his wife, Lee-Anne, they were both involved in the accident on 2 March 2022.

“Justen and I were in an extremely serious car accident on 2 March where Justen sustained several life-threatening injuries.

“Justen has undergone major life-saving surgery and is currently recovering in ICU under the watchful eyes of the attending doctors and staff.

“However, he still has extreme injuries from the accident. We do not have any indication at this time regarding how long he will still be in hospital, but further surgery will be required once he is stable enough,” she wrote.

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Here’s what you need to know about the Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is happening this weekend, and we have all the information you need whether you are participating in the tour, a visitor, or a resident. 

This weekend, temporary road closures will be in place in the CBD and southern suburbs to accommodate the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Road closures will be in place on both Saturday and Sunday in the city bowl and southern suburbs. 

Click here for all the information.

Talk about bad timing: India ‘accidentally’ fires missile into Pakistan

The Indian Defence Ministry confirmed the accidental firing of a missile into Pakistan, on Friday, 11 March. The ministry said the dangerous mishap took place during “routine maintenance.”

The incident happened on 9 March. India said, “a technical malfunction” led to the accidental firing of a missile.

“The Government of India has taken a serious view and ordered a high-level Court of Enquiry.“It is learned that the missile landed in an area of Pakistan,” said the ministry of defence.

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LATEST NEWS: WEATHER FORECAST, Saturday 12 March

Take a look at weather forecasts for all nine provinces here.

LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES FOR CAPE TOWN, JOHANNESBURG AND DURBAN

Stay one step ahead of the traffic by viewing our live traffic updates here.

HOROSCOPE TODAY

Free daily horoscope, celeb gossip, and lucky numbers for Saturday 12 March.





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