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South Africa Police Recover Stolen Car 22 Years After

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A South African man is to be reunited with his car 22 years after it was stolen in the capital, Pretoria. “The car was still in mint condition; nothing was missing – not even the battery,” Derrick Goosen told South Africa’s News24 website.

Police in the northern province of Limpopo stopped the Toyota Corolla at a road block last November. One officer then spent months tracing the owner, as the registration and chassis numbers had been removed.

Once Mr Goosen was contacted, he had to drive about 250km (155 miles) north of Pretoria to identify the vehicle. “The car was of sentimental value to me. I loved it and I am grateful I’ve found it,”the 44-year-old is quoted as saying.

According to News24, the car had been used as a taxi for many years until it was bought by an unsuspecting police officer in Limpopo for about 22,000 South African rand ($1,569; £1,004).

“She had all the paperwork indicating she was the owner, but she didn’t know it was a stolen car and the information had been changed,” Mr Goosen said. Plans are now under way to return that car to its first owner.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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