Afternoon news wrap: 20 March 2015
The N1 to Limpopo is under heavy watch this evening as scores of people are expected to descend on the village of Xikindzu.
This is where the Late Public Service and Administration Collins Chabane will be laid to rest tomorrow.
Chabane and his two protectors died on Sunday morning, after their vehicle hit a truck on the N1 in Limpopo.
The two sergeants Lawrence Lentsoane and Lesiba Sekele will also be buried on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Kaya FM reporter Khayelihle Khumalo is on his way to Limpopo and files this report.
HUMAN RIGHTS HOME CHARTER SUFFERS
As Human Rights comes under spotlight this week, KayaFm news visited the dilapidated town of Kliptown in Soweto where the Freedom Charter was drafted.
But despite strides made in maintaining the basic rights of people in the country, communities such as Kliptown are still exactly as they were 100 years ago.
The area paints a bleak picture of poverty, lack of development and services.
This resident there who spoke to Kaya FM news says their houses are over 100 years old and water remains a scarcity.
DEPUTY PRESIDENT MEETS BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed a decision by Business Leadership South Africa to help government address challenges at Eskom.
The constrained utility was downgraded by ratings agency Standard & Poor from a BBB minus to junk status yesterday.
The downgrade follows the suspension of four executives at Eskom including CEO Tshediso Matona for an independent Inquiry.
Ramaphosa met with the business delegation, who were also briefed on government’s war room in responding to the current electricity crisis.
The Deputy president says he will continue in engaging businesses to help Eskom.
EUGENE’S LAWYER DEMANDS ANSWERS ON DE KOCK
Almost two months after his parole announcement Eugene De Kock is still to be released
In fact his lawyer Jillian Knight does not know his whereabouts.
Knight has told Kayafm news that DeKock is believed to be in the custody of state security forces at an undisclosed location, reportedly against his will.
Widely known as Prime Evil, De Kock was granted parole on January, 30 this year by Correctional Services Minister Mike Masutha.
He was sentenced in 1996 to two life sentences plus 212 years for offences including murder.
The Star today reported that De Kock was being held in a house because of an undefined threat against him.
Knight says De Kock must be handed over to community corrections in order for his parole to commence.
SUICIDE BOMB KILLS 120 IN YEMEN
More than 120 people have been killed while 300 others were injured after suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Yemen’s Capital
Among the people killed is prominent Houthi religious leader Murtatha Al Mahathwar
No claims of responsibility for the blasts were immediately made public.
Another separate explosion rocked a government compound in the Houthi stronghold city of Saada