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11:38 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 31, 2014
'Zuma off the hook'   A draft report by the parliamentary committee on the Nkandla controversy has absolved President Jacob Zuma and concluded that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings against him on misspending on his private home were not binding. Sapa reports that the ad-hoc committee reports said that remedial action proposed by the public protector was not binding on Zuma. The report also states that contrary to arguments ... read more
07:23 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 31, 2014
Poachers: 2 killed 6 arrested   SA National Parks says two rhino poachers have been killed and six others arrested. SANparks says the six arrests, and the shooting of the two poachers happened in two separate operations. In the first incident, Crocodile Bridge rangers made contact with three suspected rhino poachers, and in the ensuing pursuit, two were fatally wounded and the third managed to escape back into Mozambique. A hunting rifle, a... read more
13:25 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 30, 2014
ANC wants gun laws reviewed  The Firearms Control Act should be reviewed to help reduce the number of illegal guns on South African streets, ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said on Thursday. "The time has come for us as a nation to review existing gun control measures with a view to limiting access to guns that end [up] in the wrong hands," Kodwa told journalists at Parliament. "The ANC calls for the total removal of illegal guns from... read more
07:28 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 30, 2014
Jackson Mthembu discharged from hospital  ANC-MP Jackson Mthembu was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, following treatment after he was shot in a robbery. Party spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa says Mthembu spent 10 days in the Emalahleni Private Hospital after being shot on the 19th of October. Mthembu was drawing money at an ATM in Witbank when he was approached by an armed man who demanded that he draw all his money from his account. A scuffle ensued a... read more
07:25 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 30, 2014
Memorial service for three South African sports stars  A memorial service will be held at the Standard Bank Arena today by the SA Football Association to pay tribute to Bafana goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa, female professional boxer Phindile Mwelase and Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi. Meyiwa, who was also the Orlando Pirates captain, was shot dead in Vosloorus, while visiting his girlfriend, singer and actress Kelly Khumalo, on Sunday night. On Sat... read more
07:22 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, October 30, 2014
Two men being held for Senzo Meyiwa's murder  South African police have arrested two people in connection with the murder of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa. The two men are reportedly being held for questioning after they were arrested at Nongoma, in eastern KwaZulu Natal. Police in Johannesburg could not immediately confirm the arrest. The suspects were nabbed following a tip-off by members of the public. The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana and Orland... read more
12:42 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 29, 2014
  Applause erupted in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday after Diepsloot child rapist and murderer Ntokozo Hadebe was sentenced to nine life terms and 15 years imprisonment. Hadebe gestured angrily at Judge Nico Coetzee and repeatedly said "f**k you" before being led down to the cells under the court. Diepsloot residents expressed satisfaction with Hadebe's sentence while chanting and singing outside... read more
07:51 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Kelly not welcome at Senzo's funeral  Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's family have barred his girlfriend and mother of his child, Kelly Khumalo, from attending his funeral in Durban, The New Age reported on Wednesday. "The service is open to anyone who wants to come to pay their last respects to Senzo, but that girl [Kelly Khumalo] is not welcome. She mustn't even think about coming," Meyiwa's father, Samuel was quoted as saying. Gauteng... read more
07:21 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, October 28, 2014
ANCWL welcomes Oscar appeal  The ANC Women's League has welcomed the NPA's decision to appeal the conviction and sentence of paralympian Oscar Pistorius for the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp. The National Prosecuting Authority announced on Monday that it would appeal both the culpable homicide conviction AND the maximum five year jail sentence handed down last week. ANC Women's League spokeswoman Edna Molewa said they remain convinced th... read more
16:57 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 27, 2014
NPA to apply for leave to appeal in Pistorius case The State will lodge an appeal against the conviction and sentence imposed on paralympian Oscar Pistorius. This was announced on Monday by the National Prosecuting Authority. Twenty-seven-year-old Pistorius was jailed for five years following his conviction on culpable homicide in the shooting death of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. NPA spokesperson, Nathi Mncube, says the appeal on conviction is based on the ... read more
14:50 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 27, 2014
Trains set alight in Western Cape   Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters, has condemned the torching of train coaches in Cape Town. She said in a statement that 19 coaches, equaling almost two train sets were set alight on Sunday night. The Minister says this translates to an operational loss of five train trips both at peak hour and off peak hour, meaning that approximately 9000 people will be inconvenienced as a result. Meanwhile, a suspect is in ... read more
14:48 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 27, 2014
Number of suspects identified in WC mall robberies  Western Cape police says they've identified a number of suspects behind the spate of robberies perpetrated at shopping malls. Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Andre' Traut, says they are in pursuit of the suspects. He says Western Cape police have established a dedicated team of experts to deal with these robberies and related crimes. Traut says the team is in pursuit of identified perpetrators and all ef... read more
10:59 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 27, 2014
Growing outrage at murder of Bafana Bafana captain  Tributes are pouring in from across the political, sporting and social spectrum for slain Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. The howls of outrage and shock are being led by President Jacob Zuma who said the country had lost an outstanding leader, cut down in the prime of his career. The 27 year-old Bafana captain was shot and killed at a house in Vosloorus at around 8 o'clock on Sunday night.... read more
09:47 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 27, 2014
Bafana captain reportedly took bullet for his girlfriend  Police say they will not provide any updates on the shooting of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa until national police commissioner Riah Phiyega briefs the media later on Monday. The briefing has been scheduled for noon in Pretoria. The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain was shot dead at about 8pm in Vosloorus on Sunday night. Malila could not confirm earlier whether Meyiwa was at hi... read more
07:55 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 27, 2014
D-day for matrics  More than 688 000 learners will sit for the National Senior Certificate Exams from Monday. The Department of Education says of this number, 550 127 are full-time candidates and nearly 140 000 are part-time learners. The Department says it will, along with the provinces, strengthen its monitoring of the 2014 matric exams to ensure its integrity and credibility. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will announ... read more
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