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South Africa: Midrand light plane crash leaves two dead

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A female pilot and a gardener are dead after a light plane crashed into a residence in Vorna Valley‚ Midrand‚ on Monday.

Police spokesman Captain Kay Makhubele said the incident happened at around 11.30am.

“Both people were declared dead on scene‚” he said.

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The plane had not hit the house but had crashed into the yard.

An eyewitness who is a neighbour told the publication that she had rushed to the scene shortly after the crash where she tried to make conversation with the injured gardener in a bid to reassure him that help was on its way.

“He was lying on his side. It looked like his face had been partially cut by the plane‚” said Lebo Magolego.

“The blood on his face was just so thick‚” she said‚ adding that he was traumatised by the ordeal.

She enquired about his name and called out to him.



The gardener was said to have been a foreign national.

“I asked him to move his fingers but he was hardly moving but I kept asking him to show me if he can hear me‚” she said.

Magolego said when she looked around the scene she saw a woman slouched inside the plane’s cockpit.

The female pilot had been travelling alone.

Malogelo said she had been in bed when she heard what sounded like a plane right above her roof.

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“It sounded like the engine was troubled‚” she said‚ adding that moments after this‚ she heard a huge thud.

Malogelo said that the plane had rested on the bark of a tree and it had partially hit another neighbour’s wall.

Police had cordoned off the area leading to the house as aviation authorities and medics continued to comb the crash site.

A fire engine was positioned outside the house as scores of neighbour’s stood near the tape‚ peering into the yard.

Makhubele said the bodies of the two deceased were yet to be removed from the scene.

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CAF Sidelines Nigerian Centre Referees for 2019 AFCON

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Out of the Twenty-seven centre referees penciled down for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are represented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions.

However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected by the African Football Governing Body.

The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.

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Nigerian Govt Seeks U.S.$1 Billion Loan for Power Sector Again.

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Apart from the accumulation of 2.74 trillion Naira the Nigerian government under the watch of President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Umar Yaradua and Goodluck Jonathan have differently spent on the development of the Power sector, Federal government have commenced discussion with the World Bank with the hope of taking a $1 billion loan.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed made this disclosure at the press briefing marking the end of the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, in Washington DC, USA, yesterday.

Meanwhile, The Federal Government have allegedly spent another 900 billion Naira within the last four years through the ministry of Power and Steel, under the watch of Babatunde Fashola.

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