Watch: ‘Somalians’ parade weapons in Gqeberha – as all hell breaks loose

Carnage was witnessed on the streets of Korsten, Gqeberha yesterday - as taxi drivers and Somalian shop owners fought fire with fire...

Watch: ‘Somalians’ parade weapons in Gqeberha – as all hell breaks loose

A small spark ignited some fiery tensions in a busy area of Gqeberha on Tuesday, after a collision between two cars led to violent altercations in broad daylight. A group of taxi drivers squared off with local shop owners (many of whom are thought to be Somalians), as unrest and anarchy came to the streets of Korsten.

Somalians involved in Gqeberha ‘street wars’

The major details have emerged overnight, with police revealing how exactly a small-scale car crash provoked scenes that were comparable to a riot. Things escalated immediately, as the situation continued to devolve.

  • It is alleged that at about 14:00 on Tuesday afternoon, a collision between a taxi and an Audi took place.
  • It’s understood that the driver of the taxi then alighted, and started to assault the driver of the Audi.
  • The Audi driver and went further up the road. But his vehicle stalled, and a group of taxi drivers assaulted him.
  • Local businessmen and spaza shop owners, many believed to be Somalians, then fought with the taxi drivers.
  • This retaliation was fierce. EIGHT taxis were then torched, with a further two vehicles vandalised.
  • Miraculously, no-one sustained any life-threatening injuries amid the chaos.

Watch: Somalians, shop owners spotted with firepower

Various videos of the ferocious fighting have gone viral online, but a more recent upload shows that some Somalian business owners made sure they were ‘tooled up’ for their showdown on the streets:

Korsten latest news and updates: Taxi drivers to be probed for reaction to car crash

In a statement issued last night, SAPS revealed that no arrests have been made yet. They described the mood in Gqeberha as ‘tense’, confirming that an increased police presence with remain in Korsten on Wednesday:

“Police have opened a case of public violence. No arrests were effected. The situation is still tense and police are on high alert and will remain in the area monitoring the situation. The altercation between the two groups as well as the destruction of the vehicles emanated from the initial accident that was reported.” | SAPS statement

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Your daily Horoscope for 14 October 2021

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here's a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today - completely free!

Your daily Horoscope for 14 October 2021

TODAY’S MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

A drop of water has the tastes of the water of the seven seas: there is no need to experience all the ways of worldly life. The reflections of the moon on one thousand rivers are from the same moon: the mind must be full of light. — Hung Tzu-ch’eng

TODAY’S WISDOM FROM AROUND THE WORLD:

 L’amour faite passer les temps. Les temps faite passer l’amour. (Love makes time pass. Time makes love pass.) — French Sundial Motto

TODAY’S CHINESE PROVERB:

One monk shoulders water by himself; two can still share the labor among them. When it comes to three, they have to go thirsty.

FOR THOSE OF US BORN ON THIS DAY:

Happy Birthday! The months ahead for you are likely to be full of changes and challenges as you toil to combine the old and the new. This is an opposition that could come about in a number of ways, but the position of the planets suggests that this will happen in terms of your love life. It could be that you’ll be stuck in a particular way of thinking or it might be that you need to tone down certain expectations, which you can do. And once you have achieved this you will feel great and ready to take on anything. For some a job change is looking likely, particularly after August, which will see a time of positive transition for many signs! This won’t necessarily be an easy time, but it will provide some rare opportunities to move you closer to your ultimate goals!

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY:

Harry Anderson, Ralph Lauren, Roger Moore, Arlene Sorkin, Greg Evigan, Stacy Keibler, Natalie Maines, Usher Raymond, Arleen Sorkin, Sir Cliff Richard

CELEBRITY GOSSIP:

There are signs in the stars that Beyoncé is about to surprise everyone! The movement of the planets indicates a sudden departure, which could mean an unexpected new project or possibly a change closer to home!

ARIES DAILY HOROSCOPE | Mar 21 – Apr 19

Fresh planetary transits place the emphasis on romance, and could help you to find the right words to perhaps address something that has been hanging in the air. That said; don’t assume that there are no conditions attached when it comes to resolving a distinctly sensitive matter!

Today’s Numbers: 3, 5, 14, 21, 37, 46

TAURUS DAILY HOROSCOPE | Apr 20 – May 20

Don’t believe everything you hear today. News of a potential development should be viewed as a possibility, not a definite. That said; it’s possible that a casual observation could hold more truth than you realize. As an aside; romantic matters could take an interesting turn when you least expect it!

Today’s Numbers: 1, 15, 23, 28, 35, 42

GEMINI DAILY HOROSCOPE | May 21 – Jun 20

Fresh planetary accents will bring an uplifting and dynamic vibe. On a practical level you’ll have the capacity to gain more insight into a personal matter. When it comes to romance, it could be that you get an unexpected second chance when it comes to something unsettled!

Today’s Numbers: 2, 17, 19, 25, 31, 47

CANCER DAILY HOROSCOPE | Jun 21 – Jul 22

An airier vibe may offer you the chance to catch up on anything currently outstanding. However, for many water signs, the atmosphere may feel a little tense. It’s possible that something said may be misconstrued. Don’t take it personally. Besides; romance could emerge out of a potentially awkward moment!

Today’s Numbers: 5, 14, 22, 29, 32, 45

LEO DAILY HOROSCOPE | Jul 23 – Aug 22

Fresh planetary transits are likely to bring a gentle lift when it comes to emotional and romantic matters. However; do be aware of the current vibe’s limits, since the emphasis is likely to contain a marginally clumsy undercurrent. As with others, casual comments could rebound quite quickly!

Today’s Numbers: 6, 13, 22, 26, 34, 46

VIRGO DAILY HOROSCOPE | Aug 23 – Sep 22

There’s a distinct sense of moving forward, thanks to a certain lift in the cosmos. That said, when it comes to existing agreements you may need to avoid inconsistencies. When it comes to romance, there’s an unusual tendency to be a little too extravagant. The root cause of this could go deeper than you realize!

Today’s Numbers: 7, 15, 19, 25, 36, 45

LIBRA DAILY HOROSCOPE | Sep 23 – Oct 22


The revitalized vibe should work in your favor, since it will usher in a very amiable atmosphere, which bodes well for romance in general. However; for today there’s a greater chance of classic misunderstandings, crossed wires and mixed signals. Do take care with what may seem like humorous throwaway comments!

Today’s Numbers: 4, 14, 22, 27, 38, 49

SCORPIO DAILY HOROSCOPE | Oct 23 – Nov 21

Fresh planetary accents are likely to soften romantic and emotional matters. Because you’ll have an instinct for knowing what to say and when to say it, it’s a day to perhaps tie up one loose end. However; you may need to watch that you don’t bring up the past in a negative context!

Today’s Numbers: 3, 12, 21, 23, 37, 46

SAGITTARIUS DAILY HOROSCOPE | Nov 22 – Dec 21

An airy vibe will emphasize your social zone for the next few weeks. However, for today there is a chance of having too much of a good thing and overdoing it. Pace yourself. In addition; you too, like a couple of other signs, could experience a heightened sense of blurred lines when it comes to romance!

Today’s Numbers: 2, 5, 14, 26, 32, 48

CAPRICORN DAILY HOROSCOPE | Dec 22 – Jan 19

You may not sense the refreshing vibe immediately, but it will start to filter through, especially when it comes to romance. Use some time to address a lingering issue that is possibly connected to an emotional matter. Don’t look for problems, but if something doesn’t feel quite right, then do question it!

Today’s Numbers: 7, 16, 21, 32, 36, 47

AQUARIUS DAILY HOROSCOPE | Jan 20 – Feb 18

An airy vibe should give you a little more control over a personal matter. It’s also a reasonably useful day for making a good impression when it comes to romance. That said; be attentive: don’t leave someone else to do all the work, otherwise you may well appear a little thoughtless!

Today’s Numbers: 3, 14, 22, 26, 34, 49

PISCES DAILY HOROSCOPE | Feb 19 – Mar 20

It’s either going to be one of those warm and loving days, or one of those rather unreliable ones. Your ability to think things through fully could take a dip, and you could realize that you have taken a slightly poor decision. It might be a sensible strategy to refrain from overstated gestures for today!

Today’s Numbers: 9, 16, 23, 27, 33, 47

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