NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 14 November 10 am
In this bulletin:
# Police are hunting for the hijackers of a Mpumalanga MEC
# Lockdowns start in Covid-19 hit Western Europe
# And, celebrations continue after Ireland’s rugby team takes down the All Blacks
# Mpumalanga police appealed for information as they search for the suspects who hijacked the vehicle of the ANC’s Nkangala regional chairperson and MEC for Human Settlements, Speedy Mashilo, on Thursday. He was overtaken by another driver between Ekangala and KwaMhlanga. Police spokesperson Selvy Mohlala says two attackers forced Mashilo to stop and then ordered him at gunpoint to drive towards Ekurhuleni in Gauteng:
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# A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a murder in Soweto after body parts were discovered in a refrigerator in a house. Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili says an off-duty police officer from Protea Glen responded to the crime scene after the discovery was made:
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# The Netherlands entered a three-week partial lockdown last night amid surging Covid-19 cases. The government says it want to deliver a hard blow to the virus. Austria will this week implement a lockdown for unvaccinated people in two hard-hit regions. Unvaccinated people in Upper Austria and Salzburg will only be allowed to leave home to buy groceries or go to the doctor. Meanwhile, Germany’s disease control centre urges people to cancel or avoid large events as its coronavirus infection rate hits a string of new highs.
# Rugby: Springbok Women’s coach Stanley Raubenheimer is pleased with the growth shown by his team during the first two weeks of their November Series tour. He is, however, adamant hard work awaits the team as they build towards the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand next year. The Bok Women scored twelve points to none in the last ten minutes of the clash against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park. But Nienaber says allowing their opponents to race into a 22-0 lead early on proved too big a hill to climb:
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More news about the sport is that the celebrations in Ireland haven’t stopped after the team’s stunning 29-20 victory over the All Blacks in Dublin last night. The Irish controlled much of a frenetic contest against the world’s top-ranked side. A trio of late penalties from Joey Carbery ultimately proved crucial, following tries from James Lowe, Rónan Kelleher and Caelan Doris. New Zealand arrived in record-breaking form having scored an unprecedented 675 points and 96 tries in winning twelve of 13 fixtures this calendar year.
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