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South Africa: Late Soccer Legend Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial Postponed – South African News Briefs – June 12, 2023

 

Late Soccer Legend Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial Postponed to July 17

Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba announced that Presiding Judge Tshifiwa Maumela is ill and the trial may be postponed, reports SABC News. State witness Zandile Khumalo was expected to testify during this time but will now have to wait. State Advocate George Baloyi explained that the health of Judge Maumela is the reason for the possible delay. If a different judge presides over the trial, all witnesses who have already given evidence may need to be recalled to clarify any unclear issues. The news of the murder of the popular goalkeeper made headlines in 2014 when he was shot and killed in an alleged botched robbery at the Vosloorus home of his girlfriend, popular actress, and musician Kelly Khumalo. There were six eyewitnesses at the scene, including some of his closest friends. Nine years later, the murder has still not been solved.

Brixton Residents in Johannesburg Left in the Dark After Substation Fire

A substation in Brixton, Johannesburg caught fire, leaving residents without electricity, reports eNCA. The incident occurred on Sunday night, and City Power, the utility company, believes that overloading caused the fire. The pumping of water has also been affected as a result. Joburg Water will provide guidance to residents regarding the situation. A contractor is set to begin with repairs, although the duration of the repairs remains uncertain. City Power has assured residents that they will receive updates throughout the process.

Tete Dijana Wins 2023 Comrades Marathon

Dijana Tete emerged victorious in the 2023 Men’s Comrades Marathon, securing his second consecutive title with a finishing time of 5 hours, 14 minutes, and 1 second, reports EWN. Meanwhile, Gerda Steyn won the women’s race of the 96th edition of the marathon, in a time of 5:44:56. This year’s race was a downhill run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, with about 17,000 runners taking part in the 87km race. The Netherlands’ Piet Wiersma came in second, with Edward Mothibi taking the third spot in the men’s race, while Adele Broodryk came in second in the women’s race, with Carla Monilaro clinching the third spot.

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