#5Things: Alert level one, hawks uncover drugs worth millions, live snake as mask and more

#5Things: Alert level one, hawks uncover drugs worth millions, live snake as mask, and more

Darren, Keri, and Sky do not want you to be in the dark, so here's 'five things'.


1. Hawks uncover R155-million worth of drugs and chemicals

In the fight against narcotics, members of the hawks made a major breakthrough when they found R155-million worth of schedule six drugs and chemicals at the Simbithi Eco Estate in Shaka's Rock on the KwaZulu-Natal Dolphin Coast. During the bust, a chemical called Anthranilic acid was found, which is used for manufacturing Mandrax. Thousands of tables were also uncovered.

Simbithi Eco Estate drugs 1

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2. Kim Kardashian "freezes" her social media accounts

Mrs West has joined celebrities such as Jamie Foxx and Katy Perry by taking a break from social media for a day in an effort to promote #StopHateForProfit. The campaign argues that Facebook has made little effort to address hate speech and election disinformation. Kim Kardashian said that she can’t sit by and stay silent while social.media platforms continue to allow the spread of hate, propaganda, and misinformation.

READ: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle back campaign to boycott Facebook

3. Kobe Bryant's final game memorabilia could net $500,000 (R8.2-million) at auction

On 13 April 2016, the late Kobe Bryant signed his name on the hardwood floor inside the number eight - which is one of the numbers he wore during his basketball career. Both numbers, eight and twenty four, were painted on the floor of the Staples Centre in his honour. Now, that piece of hardwood history is up for auction. 

Kobe Bryant memorabilia

4. Man in Manchester, England wears live snake as face mask

A passenger who boarded a bus in England was spotted using a live snake as a makeshift face mask. A passenger said that at first she thought the man was just wearing a "funky" mask, until she saw the snake slithering over the handrails. According to reports, authorities have warned him that a snake is not a proper face covering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who knew that 2020 would have such crazy stories?

READ: WARNING: Never pick up this snake

5. President Ramaphosa announces move to alert level one

In an address to the nation on Wednesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed the move, saying that South Africa had weathered the COVID-19 storm and it was time to “return our country, its people and its economy to a situation that is more normal”.

ECR Newswatch has all the details here

READ: Embezzled funds from eThekwini Municipality balloons to R700m


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