Ladysmith Gazette’s pick of the top 5 local and international news stories of today

1. 8-year-old watches as granddad is assaulted in Ladysmith

58-year-old Mr Charlie Maistry from Freesia Road, Acaciavale, is still traumatised after being assaulted and stabbed in his tuck shop on Saturday.

Read full story: 8-year-old watches as granddad is assaulted in Ladysmith

Family Violence, Child Protection & Sexual Offences (FCS) Units in KwaZulu-Natal have secured a total of six life sentences, which were meted out to those accused of rape last month.

Read full story: 6 rapists to spend life in prison

3. Egerton learners receive Nipper awards

Congratulations to these Egerton learners who received their Nipper awards: Kelsi Hewitt, Tia Kriel, Dyllan Tsirpig and Micaela Hutley.

Read full story:Egerton learners receive Nipper awards

4. EU calls egg crisis talks to end ‘blaming and shaming’

The EU said Friday it would call an emergency meeting of ministers over insecticide-tainted eggs in a bid to stop “blaming and shaming” over the scandal spreading across Europe.

Read full story: EU calls egg crisis talks to end ‘blaming and shaming’

5. At least 36 killed in China bus crash: state media

At least 36 people were killed and 13 injured when a packed bus slammed into a tunnel wall on an expressway in northern China, state media said Friday.

Read full story: At least 36 killed in China bus crash: state media

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Nameera Sarjoo
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