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  • South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 26 May 2022

    South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 26 May 2022

    We’ve got all the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa you really need to know on Thursday 26 May.

    After years of Johann Rupert rule, the distinction of being South Africa’s richest man briefly changed hands this week when the Bloomberg Billionaire Index suggested that Nicky Oppenheimer was $20 million better off than his wealthy counterpart.

    The EFF is once again in mourning after four leading members of their Mpumalanga branch died as the result of a car crash in the province earlier this week. 

    Did you recently buy a lotto ticket? This is your last chance: Ithuba is making its last call for the winner of last year’s R20,569,105.00 to come forward. 

    A well-known KZN resident was killed after he jumped from a moving taxi on Wednesday morning.

    Meanwhile, three men were brutally murdered in Morokweng village outside Vryburg after the house they were in was set alight on Tuesday afternoon. 

    A minibus taxi and Rea Vaya bus were involved in a nasty collision in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 24 May. Traffic camera footage of the crash shows that the smaller vehicle ran through a red robot.

    TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Thursday 26 May

    It took just 48 hours for Johann Rupert to become SA’s richest man AGAIN

    After years of Johann Rupert rule, the distinction of being South Africa’s richest man briefly changed hands this week, when the Bloomberg Billionaire Index suggested that Nicky Oppenheimer was $20 million better off than his wealthy counterpart.

    However, this adjustment didn’t last for too long. Despite enduring months of sustained losses to his personal fortune, Johann Rupert saw his net worth skyrocket by $80 million yesterday. Nicky Oppenheimer couldn’t exactly call it a bad day at the office either.

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    Lotto: Winner of R20.5 million jackpot could lose it all – check your tickets

    Last chance: Ithuba is making its last call for the winner of last year’s R20,569,105.00 to come forward. The lotto operator says it had previously encouraged the lucky ticket holder to come forward and claim their winnings, but to no avail.

    Now in a matter of days, the person stands to lose all of it as the ticket is now near expiration – this Sunday, 29 May 2022, exactly a year after it was won by the player in Carletonville.

    “We urge players to check their tickets and to approach the Ithuba offices to claim prizes that are over R50,000 as soon as they realise they have won,” said Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza.

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    Shocking! Well-known KZN resident killed after jumping from moving taxi

    A well-known KZN resident was killed after he jumped from a moving taxi on Wednesday morning.

    According to Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) spokesperson Prem Balram, the incident happened around 06:07.

    “The 40-year-old Shalen Panday, popularly known as PJ, was killed after he jumped from an out-of-control taxi that experienced brake failure on Softwood Crescent in Trenance Park – KZN this morning.”

    Balram said residents contacted Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) at approximately 06:07 after the Toyota Hiace taxi crashed into a metal barrier.

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    Three men BRUTALLY murdered as mob sets their house alight

    Three men were brutally murdered in Morokweng village outside Vryburg after the house they were in was set alight on Tuesday afternoon. 

    Police in Potchefstroom remain on high alert following the incident in which some members of the community allegedly set alight a house with three men inside.

    According to the police, some members of the community went to a rented house at Ga-Mokgopha Section where three men from Carletonville, stayed. 

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    WATCH: Taxi t-bones Rea Vaya bus in Joburg after skipping red robot

    A minibus taxi and Rea Vaya bus were involved in a nasty collision in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 24 May. Traffic camera footage of the crash shows that the smaller vehicle ran through a red robot.

    The bus was travelling along Miriam Makeba Street while the taxi was heading towards it on Marshall Street.

    In a video clip of the crash, the minibus taxi driver can be seen skipping the red traffic light just as the bus passes through the intersection of the two streets.

    Click here to read more.

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    HOROSCOPE TODAY

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