Firesâ€š fuelled by strong windsâ€š proved to be too powerful for even the navy in Cape Town. Late on Tuesday the infernos left a trail of destruction in the city and firefighters worked through the night to bring the blazes under control. On Wednesday morning the fire and rescue spokesman Theo Layne said 12 fire engines and four water tankers were still attending to a fire in Redhillâ€š near Simon’s Town. “The fire has spread to the Plato Road areaâ€š Scarborough.
On Thursday two videos of an apparent drive-by shooting surfaced on Facebook. In the first video‚ the occupants of a green Golf open fire on a group of four men. One of them falls to the ground while the others run away. A gunman then takes aim at the car. In the second video of the same incident‚ the gunman fires at another man in the street. A small child then calmly wanders into the street to watch the commotion.
Gang violence has erupted in Cape Town in recent months‚ with alleged gang boss Jerome Booysen being shot at the airport last week. Alleged hitmen then tried to gain access to hospital where Booysen was being treated. On Thursday‚ this publication received information that a leading school in Kraaifontein had told parents that police had advised it to send pupils home early.
Dozens of Zimbabweans took to the streets in Cape Town to celebrate President Robert Mugabe's demise. Among them was Daisy Mugobo who wants to rebuild her country. Video by @ezaaphttps://t.co/k3BR6g3FYn
Dozens of Zimbabweans took to the streets in Cape Town to celebrate President Robert Mugabe's demise. Among them was Daisy Mugobo wants Zimbabweans to rebuild the country Video by @ezaaphttps://t.co/0KMeqjUxwx
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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