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#StateCaptureInquiry Evidence Leader Advocate Paul Pretorious says former MEC and Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is expe… Maxatshwa tells DCJ Zondo that 3 or 4 CCMA Commissioners have inexplicably recused themselves… JUST IN: The matter has been postponed to next Mondayas magistrate Mango considers the arguments m… As a bank, @AbsaSouthAfrica is committed to embracing technology and empowering our clients to make smar… Mrwabe says accused number 1 Scorpion Ndyalvane lied about having one previous conviction saying h… Mrwabe has highlighted the prevalence of crimes by police including the death of people in custody. KM#NathanielJulies Mrwabe has asked how Accused #1 Scorpion Ndyalvane can be granted bail when he has been threatenin… Mrwabe says it's clear from their interactions with Nathaniel before they shot him that they had the hunger to kill. KM#NathanielJulies Mrwabe has corroborated Caylene Whiteboy's assertion that she has been threatened by accused numbe… Mrwabe says Netshiongolo deceived the people by saying he could not help them when he was on the s… Mwrabe says Netshiongolo has shown propensity to be able to tamper with the crime scene. He says t… Protesters arrived at the Nigerian Embassy to hand over a memorandum of demands. Addressing th… State prosecutor, Mzwandile Mwrabe is poking holes in the argument of the state. He has questioned… Maxatshwa says he and many other officials knew that the timelines for the R1billion low cost… Free State Chief Director Local Government and Housing Kaizer Maxatshwa says a “war room” was… The magistrate has asked how he can be sure that Netshiongolo won't go and tamper with the crime s… Magistrate Mhago has questioned why accused number 3, Voster Netshiongolo went to the hospital aft… Free State residents are picketing at the commission Dihelele Motshoeneng says: “We support… Mokoena says MEC Zwane encroached on his role as HOD and interferes in supply chain managemen… He says it's not right for the accused to be denied bail in anticipation for what she may be convi… Caylene Whiteboy's lawyer, Jeff Maluleke has admitted that an innocent life has been taken, he sa… Mokoena says national Treasury raised concerns and told a Free State EXCO meeting chaired by… Former Free State Housing HOD says former MEC Mosebenzi Zwane and Premier Ace Magashule issue… It's day 2 of the bail hearing. The lawyers for Caylene Whiteboy and Voster Netshiongolo will give… The group is expected to march to the Nigerian and Zimbabwean embassies in Pretoria. VM Various organisation and ordinary South Africans gathered at Church Square in Pretoria this mo… Ike Khumalo, addressing the social ills faced by South Africans. He says government has put th… Paramedics assessed the patients and found that both men had sustained numerous gunshot wound and showed no… ER24 says a light motor vehicle, riddled with bullet holes, was parked in the middle of the road. The bodie… Two men were killed following a drive-by shooting at the Snake and Voortrekker intersection in Benoni yesterday.#Gautrain CEO William Dachs says there is "no plan to make motorists pay for any rail extensions, Gautrain or otherwise."#Gautrain Gautrain Management CEO William Dachs tells EWN that he was "misunderstood" at Monday's webinar, and has… Justice Project South Africa's Howard Dembovski says the proposal is laughable. "It's time they realize i… The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse's Wayne Duvenage says this is simply not an option. "Motorist in the c… The Gautrain is considering various funding models, which could include general tax increases, fuel tax a… Earlier this week Gautrain Management Agency CEO William Dachs said motorists don't pay their fair share… Caylene Whiteboy, one of the officer's officers accused of killing #NathanielJulies admitted to shooting him… There are growing concerns over plans in the pipeline to expand the Gautrain, which would likely lead to… The NPA says the abuse started in December 2018 and it continued for several months. The teenager fell… An Eastern Cape father has been sentenced to life behind bars for raping his 15yo daughter. The 37yo m…
#Corruption in the healthcare sector has life-threatening effects on those who desperately need the service.… The state says Accused number 1 booked the shot gun but didn’t take ammunition for it as he had his own ammunition. KM#NathanielJulies Accused number 1 Scorpion Whiteboy has the following previous convictions. 1x Assault GBH 1xAssau… The matter is continuing for bail application.#GoldenArrow Golden Arrow said in a statement the dispute relates only to a new remuneration structure for promotio… The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa & Transport and the Omnibus Workers Union say the b… staff held a demonstration at the Arrogate Depot in Montana, in Cape Town. It is against the changes t… Caylene Whiteboy is accused number 2. She is 23 years old. Whiteboy says she did not know that th… He says he helped rush Julies’ body to the hospital because he had been seriously injured. He said… Ndyalvane’s lawyer is reading his affidavit. He claims that it was his co-accused, Caylene White… Attorney Paul Leisher who is representing accused number one, Ndyalvane has told the court that th… Nathaniel'd mother and father sitting alongside socialite s Kenny Kunene and Gayton McKenzie. KM Simon Scorpion Nyalvane,Caylene Whiteboy and Voster Netshiongolo are in court in connection with t… The fuel tanker carried petrol and diesel. During the crash it spilled onto the road. Experts are now con… A pregnant woman was also among those killed in the crash. She and her baby died on the scene.#KZNcrash UPDATE: Police say the driver of the truck failed to break at the stop sign. He crashed into the minibus… Mother of the teen sits in the gallery at Protea Magistrates Court. The court will hear the bail a… Paramedics are still on the scene on the R33 near Wartburg, treating the injured.#KZNcrash JUST IN: 12 have been killed in a crash between a truck and a minibus taxi in KwaZulu-Natal.#Mpumalanga The police's Leonard Hlathi says investigators believe more people might have been involved in this cri… Police have arrested a 19-year old man in connection with the murder of his teenage cousin. The 14-year… South Africa has dropped to 9th place on the global COVID-19 scale, as Spain has now recorded more confi… Speaking at the 75th anniversary of the U.N. during an unprecedented time which forces around 200 co… President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the United Nations that the world must aim to create a transforme…
#NEHAWU picketing outside Union Buildings. They are protesting over Covid-19 working conditions. The Union is deman… Zondo says Commission has issued directives for Zuma to submit affidavits on various issues,… Meanwhile, a 29-year-suspect has been arrested in connection with the murders of Glen and Vida Raffert… #StateCaptureInquiry DCJ Zondo has set “unnegotiable” dates of 16-20 November for former President Jac… Lucky Shabalala, a local farm dweller, has raised concerns about Cele’s visit following the murders of… DCJ Zondo has set “unnegotiable” dates of 16-20 October for former President Jacob Zuma, will… Brown, a local farmer says he’s hoping that Cele will shed light on the deaths of Glen and Vida Rafferty. Br… Police Minister Bheki Cele has made his 2nd visit to Normandien -Newcastle- KZN this month. A prominen… The basic education department instructed all teachers, who were granted concessions to work from home dur… Teacher unions say while their members are ready to head back to the classroom today, educators concerned… is picketing outside the Union Buildings this morning, demanding answers from president Cyril Ramaphosa ove… South Africans are waking up to the first day under level one lockdown, which means you're now allowed t… The Health Professions Council of South Africa will ask president Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in t…
#ChildShot Gang violence has claimed the lives of at least six children across Cape Town since the start of the year. LI#ChildShot In July, a 3-year-old girl died after she was hit by a gangster’s stray bullet in Heather Park, also in… A 13-year-old girl has been wounded in a shooting in Kleinvlei, Eerste River. The shooting, believed to… Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan says they can’t stand idly by, while the criminal underworld as… for Justice has offered a R1 million reward in exchange for information that leads to the arrest and conv…
#CharlKinnear Minister Bheki Cele says he’s discussed the incident with President Cyril Ramaphosa and stressed the… Police Minister Bheki Cele has arrived. KB SA Human Rights Commissioner Chris Nissen addressed media outside Kinnear’s home earlier. KB Cele will receive a full briefing on the murder of Lt Colonel Kinnear before visiting his family. KB#CharlKinnear Kinnear was shot and killed outside his home in Bishop Lavis yesterday afternoon. KB Police Minister Bheki Cele will later today visit the family of late Anti-Gang Unit Commander Lieuten…
#CTAirport Airport officials briefed City and Provisional government on precautionary measures in place today. The… Cape Town International Airport is preparing to welcome overseas visitors from 1 October. KP #SACCA The union's have handed over a memorandum to a representative from the public enterprise department.… #SACCA Asinavalo. KM #Sacca Asinavalo KM #sacca workers are demonstrating outside Airways Park in Kempton Park. KM The horse care unit's Carla Hazel says they're treating the wounded horses and hope they will make a full recovery.#UIFprotest Employees at the Fairview racecourse went on a stabbing spree yesterday, while venting their anger over… Two of the horses that were attacked with panga's are in critical condition.#UIFprotest The Eastern Cape Horse Care Unit says its now trying to identify the people involved in slaughtering on… Unions are furious with government for missing a deadline to make funding available for a restructuring plan at SAA.#SAA But the plan, which envisages scaling back SAA's fleet and cutting jobs, needs at least R10 billion in new fun…