Morning News wrap: 09 March 2015
A member of hip hop group Skwatta Kamp, Nkululeko Habedi, better known as Flabba has died.
He was allegedly murdered at his home in Alexandra.
It’s understood he was involved in a altercation with his girlfriend when the incident happened.
Details surrounding his death are still unknown at this stage.
Fellow group member Slikour spoke to kaya fm news……….
BEKKERSDAL REMAINS UNDER POLICE WATCH
Police are still maintaining a presence in the troubled township of Bekkersdaal on the Westrand
Eight residents are expected to appear at the Westonaria Magistrate court today for public violence.
The group, which includes two minors, was arrested following violence on Friday.
Angry residents went on the rampage and looted foreign-owned shops.
The looting happened after the residents marched to the offices of the Westonaria Local Municipality to hand over a memorandum against corruption, nepotism and maladministration.
Thabang Wesi speaks on behalf of the residents
CAPE TOWN HELICOPTER CRASH
Western Cape premier Helen Zille has described the death of helicopter pilot, Hendrick Marais as tragic.
Marais was on duty as part of the fire fighters battling the Cape Town fire when he was forced to make a hard landing in the reserve.
He was a skilled pilot who also worked at the South African Air Force, South African Police Services and the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service.
The department of transport is investigating the accident.
Zille spoke to 180 with Bob
UN WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Two weeks of discussions are expected to start at a United Nations forum to discuss ways in which women empowerment can be enhanced across the globe
Yesterday over 1000 people took to the streets of New York City to call for global solidarity in the push towards gender equality.
The march came as the world marked International Women’s Day
UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka addressed people as they marched in the centre of New York City.
MALI GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS ATTACK
The Malian government has condemned a restaurant attack which left 5 people dead over the weekend
Malian Prime Minister Modibo Keita says more needs to be done to curb senseless killings which are plaguing the country
Keita toured the scene of the attack and a hospital where the victims were being treated.
The gun attack happened in the early hours of Saturday
EU Foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini sent her condolences to the victims’ families