Cops nabbed for allegedly robbing shop of cigs
Cops nabbed for allegedly robbing shop of cigarettes
Two police officers, one of them in his uniform, allegedly stormed into a spaza shop and robbed the owner of an undisclosed amount of cash and 25 cartons of cigarettes at the weekend. The officers, who are attached to the Roodepan police station, were allegedly accompanied by a civilian accomplice at about 6pm on Saturday. The three were arrested on Sunday. Northern Cape commissioner Lt-Gen Risimati Shivuri, has condemned the involvement of two police officers in the business robbery. The officers were arrested at their place of work. Their accomplice was arrested at his residence in Roodepan. The civilian was found in possession of an undisclosed amount of cash, which was seized.
You’ll get pulleyed pork at dinner for one
A coronavirus-resistant restaurant in a meadow in Sweden with just one table and one chair has welcomed its first guest. The pop-up restaurant named Bord for En (Table for One in English) has no waiters and the food is delivered to the table in a basket from the kitchen window via a pulley system. Upon arrival, the guest is guided to the table by another rope that leads into the meadow. "Once the rope ends, there's the chair and the table," chef Rasmus Persson said, adding that the first basket to arrive at the table would carry a drink. Persson, who founded the restaurant with his partner Linda Karlsson, said they had the idea when her parents visited in March and he prepared a table for them outside and served a meal through a window. - Reuters
Stuck man dangles in 'housebreaking' gone wrong
Lockdown took on a whole new meaning for a man who found himself dangling upside down and trapped in a window while allegedly trying to break into a house in Klerksdorp, North West. Provincial police spokesperson Col Adele Myburgh confirmed the incident, which was captured on video, occurred in the early hours of Saturday. In the video, the suspect can be seen with his head down and wearing a blue sweater. He struggles to release himself from the window, leaving blood stains on the wall from his hand while crying out in pain. He calls out to a woman inside the house, who is filming him, asking her to let him explain. Myburgh said the incident took place at about 4.55am. The man was arrested. He was not seriously injured.
Italy plots the rice and fall of pasta
Europe's top rice producer Italy has seen consumption of the staple rise throughout the coronavirus pandemic, putting even pasta in the shade. It's not just popular at home either - China itself has even signed a deal to import Italian rice. The Chinese have their eyes on varieties used to make typical risotto dishes such as Carnaroli, Arborio, Roma or Baldo. "It is because our rice is better quality than that cultivated in China," says Stefano Greppi, Pavia province president at Italy's main agricultural union Coldiretti. The agreement allowing Italy to export rice to China is a boon for producers in the provinces of Pavia, Lombardy, Vercelli and Novara, which between them account for 95% of national production. "It's a bit like selling ice cream to the eskimos," quipped daily Il Corriere della Sera. - AFP
Lindela centre in 'good state' despite escape
The Lindela Repatriation Centre is in “good standing” and the health systems inside are “quite impressive”, ANC MP and former state security minister Bongani Bongo said on Monday. Bongo, who chairs the National Assembly’s portfolio committee on home affairs, was speaking after a site inspection at the centre. At least 37 illegal foreigners escaped from the centre on May 3 after allegedly being helped by security guards contracted by a private company. Despite the escape by the undocumented migrants, Bongo said the facility was in a “good state”. He said more than 900 illegal migrants were deported to Mozambique, Lesotho and Zimbabwe at the weekend. Just over 500 deportees, mainly from Malawi, remained at the centre.
Real handy DIY in Ikea masturbation clip
Ikea has said it will take "more careful" security measures in its shops in China after an explicit video of a woman masturbating in one of its stores went viral online. The clip shows a woman pleasuring herself half-naked on various sofas and beds in the furniture store's showroom, while oblivious shoppers walk by in the background. While uncensored versions of the video have been scrubbed from Chinese social media, the Swedish company's response to the clip gained nine million views."We resolutely oppose and condemn this kind of behaviour, and immediately reported it to the police in the city of the suspected store," Ikea said, without revealing the name of the branch. The identity of the woman and the person who filmed it have not been revealed. - AFP