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In the latest news in South Africa on Friday, 24 June 2022,, there are other Monkey pox cases in SA but the NICD can’t yet say how many.

We’ve got the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Friday, 24 June.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said there are more monkeypox cases in South Africa, but it is unable to say how many at this stage. The Health Minister announced that the first case of the disease had been detected at a media briefing on Thursday, 23 June.

Another knot has been left in our collective stomachs on Thursday, after a new projection for the July fuel price revealed that more crippling increases will be coming our way next month – driving petrol costs towards the R30-per-litre mark.

The start of sardine season in KwaZulu-Natal has prompted environmentalists to warn citizens of Durban against eating fish that have been caught along the coastline.

A two-year-old baby was allegedly bitten to death by a rat while sleeping in Ramotse village in Temba, Hammanskraal.

In some better news, five-year-old Marno Muller, who was found hanging from a slide at a school in Springs last month, is at home and recovering well! Hallelujah!

Snow chasers do we have your attention? Here is where snow has been confirmed on Thursday afternoon – so grab the family and go hunt for SNOW. 

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Friday 24 JUNE

Monkeypox: Mass vaccination and lockdowns not being considered – NICD

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said there are more monkeypox cases in South Africa but it is unable to say how many at this stage. The Health Minister announced that the first case of the disease had been detected, at a media briefing on Thursday, 23 June.

Dr Joe Phaahla, the minister of health, said he received confirmation of the first case of monkeypox in South Africa from the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) late on Wednesday.

“The patient is a 30-year-old male from Johannesburg who has no travel history, meaning that this cannot be attributed to having been acquired outside South Africa,” said Phaahla.

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Also read: Monkeypox is now in SA: How does it spread, and what are the symptoms?

Fuel price will soar AGAIN in July – as costs near R30-per-litre

Another knot has been left in our collective stomachs on Thursday, after a new projection for the July fuel price revealed that more crippling increases will be coming our way next month – driving petrol costs towards the R30-per-litre mark.

Everything that can go wrong for South Africa, is going wrong: The war in Ukraine, which is causing catastrophic global consequences, has intensified in recent weeks. The price of crude oil remains stubbornly high, and the Rand is performing poorly against other currencies.

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Durban locals told to AVOID eating fish from coastline – due to E. Coli fears

The start of sardine season in KwaZulu-Natal has prompted environmentalists to warn citizens of Durban against eating fish that have been caught along the coastline.

The warning stems from reports indicating the presence of E. coli, an incredibly harmful bacteria, in rivers and beaches. Multiple beaches still remain closed to the public as a result of E.coli reports in the water. 

Desmond D’Sa the coordinator of the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance commented on the impact that E. coli could have on fish along the coastline. He also mentioned common health problems that may impact those who consume the contaminated fish. 

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Two-year-old baby bitten to death by a rat in Hammanskraal

A two year-old baby has died after he was allegedly bitten to death by a rat while he was sleeping in Ramotse Village, Temba in Hammanskraal, Pretoria.

The incident reportedly happened last week Friday and Thabang Tsoko’s body was found by his mother the following day.

Thabang’s aunt, Evelyn Tsoku told Rekord that she heard the two-year-old boy’s mother screaming and calling her to come to her room, and they were shocked to find what appeared to be wounds on his face.

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Hallelujah! Five-year-old Marno Muller is at home! [VIDEO]

Hallelujah! Five-year-old Marno Muller, who was fighting for his life in ICU after he was found hanging from a slide at a school in Springs, is out of the hospital and recovering at home. 

According to his aunt, Nadia Minnie, little Marno was taken home last night. 

She said he is doing great, he is not only recognising his mother, but he is eating, sitting up, and walking by himself. 

“We are so relieved that Marno is at home and doing so well.” 

Nadia Minnie

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Attention snow chasers – Here’s where to see snow NOW in South Africa

Snow chasers do we have your attention? Here is where snow has been confirmed on Thursday afternoon – so grab the family and go hunt for SNOW.

The SA Weather Services (SAWS) said the first snowfall was expected to make landfall around midday on Thursday and will continue until Friday.

“The first cut-off low is expected to pass over the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape, resulting in a chance of showers and thundershowers as it moves through.

“The upper-air system is expected to significantly drop to freezing levels, therefore resulting in a chance of snowfall over the north-eastern high ground.”

SAWS

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