Son kills mother with spear

A 45-year-old man has allegedly murdered his mother with a spear in
Willowvale, Queenstown, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.
Captain Lingisile Magama said the man, also suspected of being mentally
ill, arrived home on Monday night armed with a spear.
He found his 60-year-old mother and told her he was looking for his
sister. He allegedly told her he wanted to kill her.
After his mother told him that his sister had not arrived home the man
went to a nearby bus stop to wait for her.
The mother followed him and tried to reason with him, but he would not
listen. She eventually asked him to kill her instead of her daughter,
which he did.- Sapa


It's not possible to beat 10 out of 10 (edited)

By Nontobeko Mtshali
A distinction in one matric subject at the end of the year is great.
Three is even better. Ten distinctions in all 10 subjects is almost
beyond comprehension.
Kyle Hanck, an 18-year-old from St John's College, a private school in
Johannesburg, did just that.
Kyle is one of 15 matriculants who achieved a "full house" - an A in
every subject - at the school.
As required by the school, Kyle had to do sport and cultural activities.
He also did music, which required hours of practice, and has done 150
hours of community service in the six years he has been at St John's.
Kyle, who wants to do a business science degree at the University of
Cape Town in 2009, said he managed to juggle his studies and extramural
activities because of "effective time management".

* *This article was originally published on page 1 of **The Star*
<http://www.thestar.co.za/>* on December 30, 2008 *

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Robbery in progress? So what!

By Mooketsi Nthite
Police have again been accused of failing to assist members of the
public after burglars broke into a Silverton home early on Thursday morning.
Silverton resident Vincent Koorts woke up at about 2.30am after he heard
two intruders in his home.
He was unable to call the police as his cellphone was in the same room
as the intruders.
Koorts snuck out to his next door neighbours to call the Silverton
police station, which is within walking distance from his house.
"I called the police when the actual burglary was in progress."
By the time police arrived on the scene two hours later, the suspects
were long gone.
Vincent's wife Yvonne claimed that the police officers were careless in
collecting evidence.
"There were many fingerprints left behind but no one took them," she said.
Silverton police spokesperson Captain Jan Sepato said they would look
into the allegations.
This article was originally published on page 3 of Pretoria News
<http://www.pretorianews.co.za/>* on December 19, 2008


SA National Road Network


You are proudly South African when...

- You call a bathing suit a 'swimming costume'.
- You call a traffic light a 'robot'.
- You call an elevator a 'lift'.
- You call a hood a 'bonnet'.
- You call a trunk a 'boot'.
- You call a pickup truck a 'bakkie'.
- You call a barbeque a 'braai'.
- The employees dance in front of the building to show how unhappy they are.
- The SABC advertises and shows highlights of the programme you just
finished watching.
- You get cold easily. Anything below 16 degrees Celsius is 'Arctic
- You know what Rooibos Tea is, even if you've never had any.
- You can sing your national anthem in four languages, and you have no
idea what it means in any of them.
- You know someone who knows someone who has met Nelson Mandela.
- You go to braais regularly, where you eat boerewors and swim,
sometimes simultaneously.
- You produce a R100 note instead of your driver's license when stopped
by a traffic officer.
- You can do your monthly shopping on the pavement.
- You have to hire a security guard whenever you park your car.
- Still, you're genuinely and pleasantly surprised whenever you find
your car parked where you left it.
- When you are a victim of crime and say: 'At least I'm still alive'.
- You know a taxi can move twice its certified number of people in one trip.
- You travel 100's of kilometers just to see a snow fall.
- You know the rules of Rugby better than any referee.
- To get free electricity you have to pay a connection fee of R750.
- More people vote in a local reality TV show than in a local election.
- Our people have the most wonderful names: Christmas, Goodwill, Pretty,
Wednesday, Blessing, Brilliant, Gift, Precious, Innocence, Given,
Patience, Portion, and Coronation.
- 'Now now' or 'just now' can mean anything from a minute to a month.
- You continue to wait after a traffic light has turned to green to make
way for taxis travelling in the opposite direction.
- Travelling at 120 km/h you're the slowest vehicle on the highway/freeway.
- A bullet train is being introduced, but we can't fix potholes.
- The last time you visited the coast you paid more in speeding fines
and toll fees than you did for the entire holiday.
- You paint your car's registration number on its roof.
- You paint your street number on your house's roof.
- You have to take your own linen with you if you are admitted to a
government hospital.
- You have to prove that you don't need a loan to get one.
- Prisoners go on strike.
- You don't stop at a red robot, in case somebody hijacks your car.
- (as advised by the police, no less).
- You consider it a good month if you only get mugged once.
- Rwandan refugees start leaving the country because the crime rate is
too high.
- You actually understand these jokes (but they ARE true!) and pass them
on to other friends from SA.

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