Today's Big Stories

Acid Attack, Chester Missing Victory, Put Out Your Bats

Acid Attack

On Monday, John Robbie of 702 received a call from a woman by the name of Jennifer Ford, who reported how an employee of hers was attacked by an ex-boyfriend with acid, burning her face and upper body. This attack occurred on the third day of the 16 Days of Activism and was picked up by various media houses.

EWN and 702 have been following the stories aggressively this week and were surprised at how long it took the police to get a statement from the victim, Ines Antonio. They claimed that she couldn't talk and that this was the reason it took them two weeks to take such statement.

In the meantime this perpetrator was still harassing the victim with threatening messages and phone calls. No one could locate him and the police and media appealed to the public for assistance.

Xolani Gwala, the Afternoon Drive presenter of 702, spoke to the acid burn victim, Ines Antonio, yesterday, in a very heart breaking interview.

This Morning, John Robbie spoke to Jennifer Ford, Ines Antonio’s employer, for a follow up interview to find out what progress had been made and why it took so long for the police to start their investigation. He also spoke to a SAPS spokesperson, Lungelo Dlamini.

EWN reported late this morning that Police did apprehend the perpetrator and thanked the public for its assistance.

Chester Missing Victory

The interim protection order obtained by Steve Hofmeyr against Conrad Koch and his puppet Chester Missing, was set aside yesterday at the Randburg Magistarte Court. This order was secured after Chester Missing's Twitter account responded to a series of tweets from Hofmeyr on the social network. Chester Missing spoke to John Robbie this morning on 702.

Put Out Your Bats

Australian cricketing greats have joined fans across the world in expressing their mourning over the loss of Phillip Hughes on Twitter.

The "putoutyourbats" hashtag was started after Hughes died on Thursday, having been struck by a Sean Abbott delivery two days earlier during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The trend was being used by countless social media users to mourn his loss.

Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist posted a touching image of his kids' miniature bats lined up on the front gate, the caption simply reading:From the Gilly kids xxx #PutOutYourBats #RIPPhillipHughes


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