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News24.com | Still not clear whether Mahumapelo has formally tendered his resignation

News24.com | Still not clear whether Mahumapelo has formally tendered his resignation

By Wednesday evening Speaker of the North West legislature Susan Dantjie had not responded to queries over whether Supra Mahumapelo had submitted his resignation. Mahumapelo announced his decision to “embark on an early retirement” during a media briefing at the African National Congress‘ Luthuli House headquarters earlier in the day. His province had been embroiled in violent protests as residents […]

News24.com | Panayiotou murder: Middleman‘s bail application delayed by translation of document

News24.com | Panayiotou murder: Middleman‘s bail application delayed by translation of document

The translation of a document setting out the State‘s case against Luthando Siyoni, the self-confessed middleman who helped to plan the murder of Jayde Panayiotou on behalf of her husband Christopher, has caused delays in his bail application. Siyoni, who evaded arrest for six months, and whose bail application has repeatedly been postponed, is facing two charges for his role […]

News24.com | Two men shot dead in Bellville

News24.com | Two men shot dead in Bellville

Two men were shot dead in Bellville, Cape Town, on Wednesday afternoon, Western Cape police said. An unknown group of suspects fled Durban Road after opening fire around 13:45, and were still on the run, said Captain FC van Wyk. The men, aged 19 and 20, had not yet been identified. Police were investigating the motive for the murders. Anyone […]

News24.com | EFF leaves Ramaphosa‘s budget debate after calling for the occupation of land

News24.com | EFF leaves Ramaphosa‘s budget debate after calling for the occupation of land

The land question featured prominently in President Cyril Ramaphosa‘s speech in the debate on the Presidency‘s budget vote, with the EFF calling for people to occupy unoccupied land, the ANC calling for caution and the DA for the entrenchment of property rights. Ramaphosa said that the government condemned the illegal occupation of land but encouraged “South Africans to engage in […]

News24.com | Traffic diverted due to protest near CT International Airport

News24.com | Traffic diverted due to protest near CT International Airport

A portion of Robert Sobukwe Road near Cape Town International Airport has been closed as a result of protest action, a City official said on Wednesday night. City traffic services spokesperson Maxine Jordaan said the road was closed between Borcherds Quarry and Stellenbosch Arterial roads. Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa said 35th Avenue was closed at Bishop Lavis Drive […]

News24.com | Gareth Cliff sides with Israel following deadly shootings in mass Gaza protest

News24.com | Gareth Cliff sides with Israel following deadly shootings in mass Gaza protest

Radio personality Gareth Cliff has courted controversy again, this time by declaring that Israel is entitled to protect itself from Palestinians “clearly hellbent on violence”. And he has pointed a finger at South African media for “complete bias” in the way it has interpreted what is happening. A voice note of him sharing his views on his Cliff Central online […]

News24.com | Investigating team given more time to probe former Tshwane chief of staff‘s appointment

News24.com | Investigating team given more time to probe former Tshwane chief of staff‘s appointment

The team probing the appointment of former Tshwane chief of staff Marietha Aucamp, has been given more time to continue investigations, the City of Tshwane announced on Wednesday.  The team was expected to provide feedback on its investigation on Wednesday. Instead, it briefed City manager Dr Moeketsi Mosola on its progress on Tuesday and requested an extension of time, the […]