Four-year-old crushed to death by garage door in Durban

Netcare 911 responded to reports of a four-year-old boy who 4-Year-old crushed to death by garage door
Netcare crushed to death by a garage door in Montclair, Durban. 

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A four-year-old Durban boy has been crushed to death by a garage door, paramedics said.

“At 10.26 am on Sunday morning Netcare 911 responded to reports of a child who was injured at a residence in Montclair, Durban.

“Reports from the scene indicate that a four-year-old male had been crushed by a garage door,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst.

“The child was assessed by an advanced life support paramedic and found to have no signs of life and tragically declared deceased at the scene,” he said.

Circumstances leading up to the incident would be investigated by the police who were at the scene, Herbst added.

Cruel teacher killed my girl’: mom’s anguish over daughter’s ‘suicide’

Grade 11 pupil Nicole Mnguni took her own life to end what she claimed was months of humiliation by her maths teacher.

A Soweto teenager who took her own life after she was allegedly bullied by her teacher wrote a heartbreaking letter months before her suicide.

Nicole Mnguni, 18, was found dead by her mother at their home on Tuesday after the grade 11 pupil suffered through months of humiliation allegedly at the hands of one of the teachers at Vorentoe high school.

The cause of her death is yet to be confirmed by a postmortem report.

In the handwritten letter dated September 16 , Nicole describes how unbearable her life had become.

“I mostly fear going to my maths class, afraid of what my maths teacher will say or do to me to make me hate myself more than I already do.

“She enjoys embarrassing and humiliating me in front of my classmates,” Nicole wrote.

The teenager also stated that she was afraid to ask questions in class and felt sad most of the time.

“I just need her to be my teacher and treat me like everyone else,” she wrote.

At the end of the letter, Nicole wrote about giving up on life and wanting to be with her late father.

“I can no longer take it anymore. All I want and need right now is peace and to be with my father because I am a waste of space in this life. I’m sorry,” she concluded.

Speaking to Sowetan, Nicole’s grief-stricken mother, Jessica Mnguni, 49, said she wanted the teacher removed from the school.

“Words cannot express how I feel. That so-called teacher has killed my daughter and she has killed this family,” she said.

Bafana Legend Masinga Passes Away

Former Bafana Bafana, Mamelodi Sundowns‚ Leeds United‚ Jomo Cosmos striker Phil Masinga has died at the age of 49.

The South African FA president Danny Jordan confirmed Masinga had died after battling illness.

Masinga spent two seasons at Leeds between 1994 and 1996, scoring five times for the Elland Road club.

He also had spells with Bari and St. Gallen although his most prolific stint came with Mameldodi Sundowns before his switch to England.

Former striker Masinga also won 58 caps for South Africa and scored the goal that saw them qualify for their first ever World Cup in 1998.Phil Masinga celebrates scoring South Africa’s only goal in the game against Congo, which booked the country a place in the 1998 Soccer World Cup in France.

“Sad day for South African football. A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play,” Jordan confirmed in a statement.

Masinga was admitted to a Parktown hospital in December after falling ill.

It was confirmed he had passed away on Sunday morning.

Buddha Mathathe‚ the president of the South African Masters and Legend Football Association, said: “He is gone. Our legend is gone…….It is not right.

anny Jordaan, the president of the South Africa Football Association and the man behind taking the World Cup to the country in 2010, paid his tribute.

He said: “It’s a sad day for South African football. A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play.”

The man whose goal secured South Africa’s qualification to France 1998, the country’s first #WorldCup.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Phil Masinga who has passed away aged 49.

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) January 13, 2019

And Leeds were quick to release a statement on Twitter which read: “It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of the former striker Phil Masinga’s passing.

“The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with his family and friends.”

It’s as though 2019 wants all good people gone.

R.I.P Philemon “Chippa” Masinga.

— David W Rukanshonga (@DavRuks) January 13, 2019

I remember Phil Masinga coming on in his first match for Sundowns against Swallows. Came on and scored the equalizer and I celebrated for a week #RIPPhilMasinga

— 10 Count (@CyrilTshepo) January 13, 2019

Soldier Down: Rest In Peace Phil “Chippa” Masinga

— Mzilikazi wa Afrika (@IamMzilikazi) January 13, 2019

One of the greats is gone. Sad day.
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