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Port Elizabeth robbery suspects arrested within an hour

Three people were arrested within an hour after they allegedly robbed a fast food outlet in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

At about 6.30pm on Friday‚ a fast food outlet in Circular Drive in Walmer was robbed by two men at gunpoint‚ police said.

One suspect had requested a bottle of water and as the attendant went to fetch the water‚ he pulled out a firearm and demanded cash.

Cash was taken from the till.

Police said the shop attendant had activated a panic button and the suspects had run out.

Video footage showed that they had got into a silver VW Polo.

Police said that after viewing the footage‚ members of the Flying Squad and the K9 unit had searched for the vehicle and cornered it.

Three suspects were arrested. Some of the stolen cash and a toy gun were found in the vehicle.

The suspects aged 20‚ 26 and 26 were arrested and detained on a charge of armed robbery. They will appear in court on Monday.

Children found passed out at school food fair

Seven children found passed out on the pavement and inside taxis during an “unruly” school food fair had to be taken to hospital in Cape Town.

Cape Town Law Enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said officers were called to attend a complaint about children behaving in an unruly manner at the school in Wynberg on Saturday.

“The school had been host to a food fair and pupils from various schools attended the function. On arrival the officers found a number of children passed out on the pavement and lying passed out in taxis‚” he said.

“The allegation was that alcohol had been given to the pupils from the taxis. Alcohol could be seen in one of the taxis and a female lying in the taxi passed out. Some of them were vomiting.”

Ambulances were called and medics attended to the children. Dyason said the school had to be cleared of children and the food fair was stopped‚ at the request of the school.

Seven of the children were taken to hospital.

Pay protest closes key road in Cape Town

Prince George Drive between Capricorn Park and Steenberg <img src=of data capturers working for the City of Cape Town’s Expanded Public Works Programme, who claimed they were promised R143 per day but were paid only R400 after two weeks. 
Image: Kevin Flynn

A protest by about 100 people blocked one of of Cape Town’s main arteries on Saturday.

Police closed Prince George Drive between Capricorn Park and Steenberg when the protesters — many of them women and children — blocked the road with rocks and burning tyres.

The protest centred on the alleged non-payment of data capturers working for the City of Cape Town’s Expanded Public Works Programme.

Some residents of Uitsig Peninsula — who were under the wrong impression that the protest was over land — sparked a shouting match with protesters when they tried to move rocks and burning debris from the road.

There were no injuries during the protest‚ which ended at noon with riot police advancing and protesters retreating into Vrygrond.

The protesters‚ 55 of whom the city employed as part of the EPWP to conduct a survey on the number of backyarders in Vrygrond‚ claimed they were promised R143 per day but were paid only R400 after two weeks.

The project they were involved in aimed to gauge how many people need housing.

Earlier‚ a symbolic land invasion took place nearby on open space next to Prince George Drive between Parkwood and Southfield.

Cape Town metro police spokesman Wayne Dyason said the protest was held by residents of Parkwood to draw attention to their need for housing.

Meghan’s wedding gown was beautiful, but the woman wearing it was unforgettable

The sleek white gown, with its six strategically placed seams, was stitched from a heavy silk with a subtle sheen. A simple bateau neckline gracefully framed her face. The body of the dress subtly outlined her waist and flowed into a full train.

But what was most noticeable were all the things that the dress was not. It was not a Hollywood red carpet statement. It was not a Disney princess fantasy. It was not a mountain of camouflaging tulle and chiffon.
Prince Harry and his new bride, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave St. George’s Chapel. Picture: Reuters
The dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller, was free of extravagant embellishments. It was not covered in yards of delicate lace. It did not have a single ruffle – no pearls or crystals. Its beauty was in its architectural lines and its confident restraint. It was a romantic dress, but one that suggested a clear-eyed understanding that a real-life romance is not the stuff of fairy tales. The dress was a backdrop; it was in service to the woman

Meghan’s wedding gown was beautiful, but the woman wearing it was unforgettable
The dress isn’t everything but it is a lot. And the Givenchy haute couture gown chosen by Meghan Markle for her marriage to Prince Harry told a story about contemporary romance, geopolitical history and the institution into which she has married. But mostly, most importantly, it offered a bit of insight into the bride herself.

WATCH | The moment 2 cash-in-transit vans are blown up in Boksburg heist

Warning: Strong Language. Another video surfaced of the two cash-in-transit vehicles bombed during a heist in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni‚ on May 17 2018. The video was taken from inside a business.

Five people have been arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit heist which happened in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni on Thursday.

The five were caught at the George Goch hostel in Johannesburg after police chased them with a helicopter.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo told TimesLIVE at the scene on Atlas Road that the police’s speedy response to the heist resulted in the quick arrest.

“We also recovered a rifle after the cash-in-transit heist which happened at about 9.30am. It is alleged that more than 10 suspects who were driving in four vehicles approached two G4S security vans‚” said Masondo.

“They started shooting at the vans. Then there was a shoot-out between the security officers and the suspects. The suspects managed to blow up the cash vans and take some cash.

Two cash-in-transit vehicles were bombed during a heist in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni‚ on May 17 2018. The suspects were allegedly travelling in four cars. According to reports five suspects have been nabbed.

“We then got information and reacted. We managed to chase the suspects until at the George Goch hostel. It is at George Goch hostel where we managed to arrest these five suspects and recover a car that we suspect was used during the robbery. We also recovered the rifle.

“As I’m talking to you‚ the operation is still underway because we believe that some of the suspects are still hiding at George Goch hostel and we hope that we will manage to arrest all of them.”

Two security guards were injured. One was shot in the leg and the other had minor injuries to the head during the shoot-out. The two injured guards were taken to hospital.