Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Woolworths looter has a new lawyer

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Woolworths looter get a new lawyer

Durban Metro Police have been slammed, Arts and Culture Minister does a u-turn on flag project, Trevor Noah is back on the single market again and much more! 

Looters pounce on Bidvest warehouse in Durban
Steve Bhengu


Welcome to the start of FRY-YAY ahead of a awesome weekend.

Before you wake up to start your Friday, here are some things to look at:


Mbuso Moloi, who faces charges of theft and public violence for allegedly looting a basket of goods from Woolworths, has fired his attorney. He apparently applied for legal aid (which is free). 

Read more: Merc-driving Woolies looter drops lawyer.

Durban Metro Police has it's work cut out for them in winning the public again
Twitter /Dean Macpherson


The Durban Metro Police have been slammed for being “inhumane and uncaring” after pictures emerged online of officers dumping the blankets of homeless people during a clean-up operation in Umbilo this week.

Read more: Durban metro cop handed 20 years for lover's murder.


Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa appears to be listening to the criticism over his contentious move to spend more than R20 million on a flag pole project. Mthethwa said that he had taken note of the public discourse around the issue. He said that the process would be reviewed. Story follows on below. 

Read more: Nathi Mthethwa to review controversial R22 million flag project.


Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly have reportedly gone their separate ways for the second time. The couple were first linked in September 2020. After breaking up in May 2021, they got back together and travelled to South Africa for a New Year's holiday.

Read more: Minka Kelly reportedly disappointed after Trevor Noah split

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly in South Africa.
Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly in South Africa/ Instagram (@khayadlanga)


Former US president George W. Bushaccidentally condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “brutal, unjustified” invasion of Iraq instead of Ukraine, during his speech for the George W Bush Presidential Centre, in Dallas. 

Read more: Biden reestablishes US troop presence inside Somalia

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