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Suicide in hospital parking lot

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Police have cordoned off an area in the parking lot of Wilmed Park Private Hospital after an apparent suicide.

Police officers at the scene confirmed that a person died due to gassing.

The body was discovered on Thursday 16 January inside the vehicle that was parked in the parking area reserved for doctors.

The person’s identity is withheld. Klerksdorp Record was told it is a man. The hospital declined comment and referred us to the police.

No more details are available yet.

Don’t fall for Sassa scam

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - A message circulating on WhatsApp claiming that SASSA offers learners free school uniforms and stationery, is fake news. The message encourages parents receiving child support grants to visit their nearest SASSA office to collect school uniforms and stationery.

To read the full story, read page 1 of our 17 January 2020 issue.

Tyre burst, taxi overturn

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A taxi underway from Kanana to Klerksdorp overturned on the Orkney Road after a tyre burst on Tuesday morning 14 January. The taxi was transporting 11 passengers, mostly pensioners, said W/O Elize Kruger, police spokesperson. One passenger suffered serious head injuries while the others were transported to hospital with minor injuries or treated at the scene. Police officers on the scene commented on the poor condition of the vehicle with worn tyres that probably caused the blow out. The police have opened a case of reckless and negligent driving.

Terug hok toe

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Duisende leerlinge is op Woensdag 15 Januarie terug skool toe na die lang somervakansie. Die Noordwes Departement van Onderwys het verwag dat alles klopdisselboom sal gaan op die eerste skooldag van die nuwe jaar en het in ‘n verklaring gesê handboeke en skryfbehoeftes is betyds by skole afgelewer voor die begin van die skooljaar. Dié foto is by Laerskool Goudkop geneem. 

Boy drowns in dam after hailstorm

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Klerksdorp Record, Khuma - A severe rain and hail storm on Saturday 4 January in the Kosh Area caused wide-spread flooding. That afternoon also changed forever for the family of a 10 year old Khuma boy who drowned in a dam of water that a few days earlier was only a small stream. Simphiwe Tsamba was allegedly pushed into the water. He couldn’t swim.

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 17 January 2020 issue.

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