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Knife-wielding man shot after attacking cops, motorists

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A knife-wielding man who attacked police officers and motorists was shot and wounded in the conclusion of a tense stand-off in Johannesburg on Thursday.

A knife-wielding man who attacked police officers and motorists was shot and wounded after a tense stand-off in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The shirtless man got into a fight with police on the N17 Wemmer Pan Road on the city’s outskirts.

Footage shot by News24 shows the man attempting to stab officers. Police were seemingly reluctant to shoot the man due to questions about his mental state.

One officer sustained a minor stab wound during the fracas.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo told News24 the half-naked man was initially restrained by police after they were called out to a trespassing incident.

“As police were taking him to hospital for evaluation and treatment, the suspect was hitting the van trying to open the door. Police stopped the car and went to inspect,” Masondo said.

He told News24 that the man became violent and started throwing stones at the police and passing cars.

As officers called for reinforcements, the man rushed at passing cars, trying to stab several motorists through open windows.

While police attempted to diffuse the situation without resorting to violence, the man cornered a motorist who – in a panic – stalled her vehicle.

The knifeman repeatedly struck her car’s windshield with a brick as she screamed desperately for police to intervene.

When she fled her car, and the man gave chase, officers placed themselves between him and the woman.

When he advanced on officers brandishing the knife again – despite their repeated warnings – he was shot in the thigh.

Masondo said the man was later taken to Baragwanath hospital for treatment and evaluation.

“The shooting incident was reported to the Independent Police Investigation Directorate (IPID).”

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Ivory Coast’s ex-President Gbagbo returns home after ICC acquittal

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Former Ivory Coast President, Laurent Gbagbo, has returned home, 10 years after he was taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity.

Mr Gbagbo has been living in the Belgian capital Brussels since his release from detention three years ago.

His successor and rival President Alassane Ouattara invited him back.

He was the first former head of state to go on trial at the ICC but was acquitted of all charges.

The 76-year-old was charged after his refusal to accept defeat in a 2010 election that triggered a civil war that left 3,000 people dead. He always denied all the allegations.

In March, the ICC appeals court upheld a 2019 acquittal, saying the prosecution had failed to prove its case against Mr Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé, an ally and former youth leader who was accused of leading a militia backing him.

 

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Rare Video Of The Point Between Lybia and Italy Where The Mediterranean Sea Does Not Mix

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Rare Video Of The Point Between Lybia and Italy Where The Mediterranean Sea Does Not Mix

Pedawan.com has chanced  On a New video Circulating online where the Mediterranean Sea between Lybia and Italy do not mix

Apparently ,the video has got Netizens talking considering the fact that the two sea does not mix though they are very close – In normal circumstances it should be mixing

This ,has been ,some of  the route for immigrants from Africa who want to enter Europe to enjoy supposedly Better life

 

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Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda has died

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• A former Zambian president has died

• Kenneth Kaunda was at the forefront of Zambia’s independence struggle

• He was 97

Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, a former president of Zambia, has died.

The man who was one of the men at the forefront of the struggle for Zambia’s independence from British rule died at 97, an announcement on Thursday, June 17, 2021, has said.

Also known as KK, former president Kaunda had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment at a military hospital in Lusaka, reports herald.co.zw.

He recently asked for prayers from all Zambians and the international community when he got into the hospital.

Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the country got independence from Britain, until 1991.

He was one of the few surviving liberation heroes in the region.

His death has come at a time when Zambia is battling a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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