EWN Reporter

EWN Reporter

Updates from the Eyewitness News team - always factual, sometimes funny, often insightful.

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#CapeTownFire Scenes at the University of Cape Town, following a that sparked at Rhodes Memorial Restaurant earlier today. LP Images: supplied

#CapeTownFire  Fire crews from several agencies responded to the blaze. The cause is yet to be determined. Students were ordered to evacuated their residences. LP

#CapeTownFire  One firefighter sustained burn wounds and was transported to hospital. The historic Mostert’s Mill was also affected. LP

#CapeTownFire  The university says a meeting will be held this evening, to assess the extent of damage and how to move forward. LP

#CapeTownFire Students have been guided to pre-determined locations. LP

#CapeTownFire Fire crews have spent a sleepless night battling flames on two fronts in the city. By last night, they had managed to contain a blaze that razed the historic Mostert's mill, damaged several buildings at UCT and prompted a mass evacuation of the campus.

#CapeTownFire  Just as firefighters managed to contain the UCT blaze, resources had to be diverted to another fire on Devils Peak. Table Mountain National Parks believes that fire was deliberately set.

#CharlotteMaxeke There are calls for the Gauteng government to speed up its assessment on the structural integrity of the Charlotte Maxeke academic hospital after a devastating fire.

#CharlotteMaxeke  Firefighters battled the inferno from Friday into Saturday afternoon. Various sections of the parking lot were destroyed, causing major structural damage.


#NewYear For the first time in its history, the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto says it has had NO trauma case patients coming through its doors on 1 January. The hospital posted photos of an eerily quiet trauma ward on its Facebook Page.

Renowned and Celebrated singer Mam’ Sibongile Khumalo has passed away at the age of 63. Eyewitness News can confirm that she died earlier today. More details to follow. #RIPSibongileKhumalo 

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#WATCH ] Meet Khangelani Sibiya from Newcastle in KZN. He’s a Maths and Science who was awarded the ‘Best Global Teacher’ title at the weekend in Dubai. He incorporates traditional music and art during teaching and learning. VIDEO SUPPLIED. @NkoRaphael 

#CoronaVirusSA BREAKING : Khayelitsha has become the first township in the Western Cape to confirm a Covid19 infection. LI

SAHRC: 64% of Blacks 41% of Coloureds 6% of Indians 1% of whites Are living in poverty.

#DJFresh Gauteng police have confirmed that a formal case of rape has been opened against two well-known radio personalities. Earlier this week, a woman took to Twitter, accusing DJ Fresh and Euphonik of drugging and raping her in 2011.

#Coronavirus Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says all minibus taxis, metered taxis, e-hailing services will not be allowed to operate for the duration of South Africa's 21 day lockdown.

Shane Mqadi, a homeless man, says government does not have a plan for the homeless during #LockdownSA . @NkoRaphael 

#NathanielJulies BREAKING IPID confirms that 2 police officers have been arrested in relation to the killing of 16 year old Nathaniel Julies. SZ

BREAKING NEWS: Minister in the Presidency #JacksonMthembu  has sadly passed away.

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