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ELECTRICITY INTERRUPTION ON 21 OCTOBER 2018

Residents are advised of a proposed electricity shutdown on SUNDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2018, between the hours of 08h00 and 16h00, in various areas of Nelson Mandela Bay, caused by the temporary shutdown of the College Drive Substation, to allow repairs and maintenance to be carried out on a local transformer.  

Areas affected: Mill Park, St. Georges Park (only end of College Drive Road), Glendinningvale, Greenacres, Scotstown.

Streets affected: Ascot Road, Barris Walk Street, Bradshaw Street, Churchill Road, College Drive, Conyngham Road, Cape Road, Dene Road, Fairford Road, Highbeech Road, Lenox Street, McLean Road, Mill Park Road, Mortimer Road, Nightingale Street, Ramsay Lane, Salisbury Avenue, Wares Road, Way Avenue, Wembley Road, Westview Drive, Woodville Road, Young Road. 

All installations must be treated as live for the duration of the outage. - Apologies are tendered for any inconvenience caused.

An alleged riotous drunk driver in stable condition after wounded to contain public endangerment



An alleged drunk 42-year-old man is in a stable condition in hospital following a pursuit by Metro Police – first in his vehicle and later on foot at approximately 03:30 this morning.

Acting Metro Police Chief Andrew Moses said Metro Police officers first noticed a grey car in Sydenham dangerously weaving left to right and speeding through three red traffic lights.

"Our officers immediately started chasing the vehicle as the driver was endangering the lives of other road users and potentially could have been fleeing after committing a crime elsewhere.

"The man refused to stop and perilously drove on the wrong side of Uitenhage road facing oncoming traffic.

"At the corner of Spondo and Uitenhage Road in the vicinity of Kenako Mall, two of our patrol vehicles managed to bring the riotous driver to a stop by boxing him in. One vehicle was at the back of the suspect’s car and the other stopped him from driving any further.

"While in pursuit the man pointed an object in the direction of our officers and out of concern for the safety of the public and themselves, a shot was fired. He was wounded in his right buttock in the process.

"The suspect was first taken to the Dora Nginza Hospital where it was determined that his injury is not life threatening. He was then transferred to Livingstone Hospital for further treatment.

"I would like to commend the officers for containing the situation at all cost – especially since they put their own lives on the line for the common good,” Moses said.

The matter has been reported to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) as procedurally required. The South African Police Service is also investigating.

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Issued on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Media Management Officer Kupido Baron (082 780 2726 / 041 506 1500 / kbaron@mandelametro.gov.za/ @kupidobaron).

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