Klawer man who killed teenage boy admits that he’s killed before
After being arrested last week for the murder of a 13-year-old boy that picked a mango from his yard, Daniel Smit appeared in court on Monday. And to the surprise of everyone, he firstly admitted that he killed the boy but also that this was not the first murder he committed.
When he was in his late teenage years, Smit joined an occult who taught him how to kill without spilling a lot of blood. And as a result, he killed four individuals in Sea Point all those years ago.
His lawyer confirmed that he has not applied for bail and further requested that – for the safety of the other inmates – Smit be placed in a single cell until his next appearance.
State of the Nation Address
SONA will be taking place this week and President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing high expectations as demands roll in from different sectors of society.
Unions are especially looking for answers when it comes to the country’s persistently high unemployment rates, particularly among the youth. With an extended unemployment rate of 46%, South Africa is not able to function properly.
Together with the unemployment, Ramaphosa is also being pressured regarding the R350 distress grant. It is expected that the grant either get extended or that a sort of universal income grant is put in place.
South Africa’s ongoing price hikes
According to Joburg’s City Power, municipal electricity bills could increase by 17.5% should Eskom be allowed to hike its prices by 25% this year. The group has strongly argued against Nersa granting the increase to Eskom, however, they still warn that the hikes may be a possibility.
Meanwhile, Eskom has warned of further load shedding and has promised to take action against executives for not preventing power outages. The system, however, still remains under pressure, thus load shedding could return at short notice.
Today’s Weather Forecast for South Africa
Be prepared with today’s Weather Forecast: 8 February 2022. Stay updated with the latest weather forecast and warnings across South Africa.