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France observes a national day of mourning, and petrol stations warned

France is observing a national day of mourning for the 12 people killed when three gunmen opened fire at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

French flags will fly at half- mast for the next three days in honor of the victims. The suspects carried assault rifles, shotguns and at least one rocket launcher during the attack. One of the three suspects - an 18 year old boy has handed himself over to police. French president Francois Hollande has said this was an attack on freedom.

One of those killed in yesterday's attack was Stephane Charbonnier, "Charb", Editor of Charlie Hebdo

This was Jonathan Shapiro's reaction to the massacre on the John Robbie Show this morning...

This is the latest from Constance De Corde, EWN's Correspondent in Paris...

The energy department says petrol stations that have not implemented the latest fuel price decreases are operating illegally. Motorists are now paying R1.27 less for a liter of 93 octane petrol while 95 octane has dropped by R1.23 the price of diesel has decreased by R1.05 per liter. But there are claims that some filling stations have not yet changed their price. The Energy Department's Wolsey Barnard says they will ensure that all filling stations abide by the law.

Joburg Metro Police have urged motorists to stay away from people claiming to be officials at the Randburg Testing Station unless they provide proof of employment. Some claim to have been approached by people who call themselves 'runners' from the JMPD. They offer a service to skip the long queues at the station - at a rate of R650. Last year the testing station was at the center of controversy with claims that fake licences were being sold outside its gates and bribes were being paid to pass driver tests.


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