THE FOREVER PURGE

Genre: Action-Thriller

Cast: Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Alejandro Edda and Will Patton

Director: Everardo Gout

Writer: James DeMonaco

Producers: Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, James DeMonaco, Sébastien K. Lemercier

Executive Producers: Marcei A. Brown, Everardo Gout, Jeanette Volturno

This summer, all the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end in The Forever Purge.

Vaulting from the record-shattering success of 2018’s The First Purge, Blumhouse’s infamous terror franchise hurtles into innovative new territory as members of an underground movement, no longer satisfied with one annual night of anarchy and murder, decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre. No one is safe.

Adela (Ana de la Reguera, Army of the Dead) and her husband Juan (Tenoch Huerta, Days of Grace) live in Texas, where Juan is working as a ranch hand for the wealthy Tucker family. Juan impresses the Tucker patriarch, Caleb (Will Patton, Halloween), but that fuels the jealous anger of Caleb’s son, Dylan (Josh Lucas, Ford v Ferrari).

On the morning after The Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks the Tucker family—including Dylan’s wife (Cassidy Freeman, HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones), and his sister (Leven Rambin, The Hunger Games), forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos and the United States begins to disintegrate around them.

From a screenplay by franchise creator and narrative mastermind James DeMonaco, The Forever Purge is directed by Everardo Gout, writer-director of the award-winning thriller Days of Grace. The film is produced by the franchise’s founding producers: Jason Blum for his Blumhouse Productions; Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller; and Man in a Tree duo James DeMonaco and his longtime producing partner Sébastien K. Lemercier. The film’s executive producers are Marcei A. Brown, Everardo Gout and Jeanette Volturno. Universal Pictures presents, in association with Perfect World Pictures, a Platinum Dunes/Blumhouse/Man in a Tree production.

Release date: 10th September 2021

Censorship rating: 18 H L P V

Taking care of the elderly and disabled in the community

Action SA visited five families in Cosmo City to give away diapers to the disabled and elders on 29 August 2021.

Cosmo City Clinic, which operates at Multipurpose, provided the list of elders in need of the diapers, according to Action SA Branch Campaigns Manager Motlatsi Yvone Monyake.

Providing diapers to the elders improves their health, Monyake said. “If elders do not have diapers there is a high risk of developing sores and infection due to unhygienic way of dressing. Lack of diapers could also affect self-esteem.”

Before the diaper initiative, Monyake said, she went door to door introducing herself to the beneficiaries.

“I informed them that we will be visiting and delivering diapers,” she said. “We managed to gather more people who needed diapers. We also met one lady who is in need of a wheelchair, and we now have a new mission at hand to try and acquire one for her. One of our colleagues Bulelwa from extension 20 is already on the ground with the task.”

 It is necessary to give a helping hand to the community from time to time, she said, “With the grant and disability money that they get, it is not easy for the elders and the disabled to buy for themselves. So it is an ongoing struggle.”

Monyake, who is also gunning for the Action SA Ward 100 councillor post, said her party will be soon focusing on visibility campaigns and voter registration as they prepare for the elections in October.

“We will be on the ground on Wednesdays starting next week,” she said. “We will be doing door to door in collaboration with Wards 96(Diepsloot), 100 (Cosmo City and Itsoseng), 114(Honeydew and Zandspruit) and 115(Kyasands Pipeline). Action SA President Herman Mashaba will be invited to one of our campaigns.”

Monyake further said that Action SA will collaborate with Pikitup for a clean-up campaign focusing on South Africa Drive.

A runaway car crashes following police pursuit

Two suspects crashed their getaway car into another vehicle while they were attempting to evade a police chase at the N14 Total Petroport on 3 September 2021, according to Diepsloot police spokesperson Captain Tinyiko Mathebula.

A runaway car that caused accident in N14

The suspects have allegedly been terrorising motorists at the N14 Total Petroport, breaking into cars and stealing items such as laptops, he said.

The crash took place near Thabo Mbeki informal settlement.

“When the suspects spotted a police car,” Captain Mathebula said, “they sped off and chase ensued. The suspects crashed into another vehicle while driving at a high speed a kilometer away from the filling station. Suspects managed to flee on foot.”

When police searched the car, Captain Mathebula said, “The police found two laptops, one tablet and car breaking implements. Two victims were contacted and confirmed that their items were stolen at a petrol filling station along the N3.”

Police have been doing observations for months at both the petrol filling stations. “Months of hard work paid off when one of the suspected vehicles, a grey Mercedes Benz sedan with two male suspects inside, arrived at the N14 South Petroport while the police were lying in wait,” the captain said.

The police's meticulous and relentless investigative work led to the arrest of the suspects on Monday 06 September 2021, in Soweto and Krugersdorp.

stolen laptops and other gadgets were recovered

Total Petroport N14 has experienced a spate of theft out of motor vehicle crime, in which vehicles are either broken into or being jammed and items such as laptops being stolen. Diepsloot police mobilised resources to bring this persistent criminality to a screeching halt.

Diepsloot station commander, Brigadier Koena Moichela, commended members involved in the arrest of suspects. He further pointed out that criminals cannot terrorise communities with impunity and that Diepsloot police will stop at nothing in stamping authority of the state.

The two suspects have appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.

Push Foundation reaches out to Far North Secondary

“It is very important to keep a girl child safe,” said Push Foundation founder Reneilwe Keepilwe during her organisation’s donation drive held at Far North Secondary on 3 September 2021.

“Girls are very sensitive,” Keepilwe added. “If there is no father figure or mother figure in the family, a girl child tends to seek attention elsewhere. Eventually they find themselves in the human trafficking environment,”

Push Foundation founder Reneilwe Palesa Keepilwe engaging with the students during the donation drive

During the donation, Keepilwe encouraged the girls to remain focused at school despite challenges that they face, and her organization handed over dozens of sanitary pads to the female students.

“Our aim is to help every girl child to carry on with school,” she said. “We want to provide help in wherever we can. We also aim to help them getting bursaries so that they can pursue their studies. We are not forgetting the boys. The reason why we focus so much in girls is because of the illegal activities that girls end up finding themselves in, like human trafficking.”

Based in Gauteng and North West provinces, the one-year-old Push Foundation donates to schools every three months.  The organisation has donated over 1500 sanitary pads to four schools.

“today we are donating to our fifth school,” she said. “We would love to do our donations every month, but due to COVID-19 regulations we had to stop and do it every three months. We are targeting to help 20 schools in a province.”

Keepilwe said she is thankful to the school for welcoming Push Foundation’s initiative. “I also want to thank Scima for helping me to approach the school.”

“We really appreciate the efforts put by organisations like Push Foundation,” said the Far North Secondary principal Sello Maropeng.

“On behalf of the school, we really appreciate Push Foundation for reaching out to the school to help our students,” he said. “I believe that there is also need to do something for the boys as well.”

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