Morning news wrap: 16 March 2015
President Jacob Zuma has appointed the minister of arts and culture Nathi Mthethwa as the acting minister of public service and administration.
This follows the untimely passing of then public service and administration minister Collins Chabane.
Chabane died yesterday morning together with his protectors Sergeant Lesiba Sekele and Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane after their vehicle collided with a truck on the N1 in Polokwane.
Limpopo police’s Colonel Ronel Otto says the truck driver was arrested at the scene and will be charged today.
Otto says he faces three charges of culpable homicide, drunk driving as well as reckless driving.
CHABANE TO BE ACCORDED A SPECIAL OFFICIAL FUNERAL
The late Public Service and Adminsitration Minister Collins Chabane will be accorded a special official funeral.
Chabane and his two protectors, Sergeant Lesiba Sekele and Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane died when their vehicle collided with a truck on the N1 in Polokwane in the early hours of yesterday morning.
They were returning to Pretoria from a funeral of local chief Albert Magona of Malamulele in Limpopo.
Yesterday the Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced that talks with the Chabane family have begun to arrange his memorial service and the funeral.
MANQELE APPEARS IN COURT
Sindisiwe Manqele the woman accused of killing rapper Nkululeko Flabbba Habedi is expected to return to court this morning.
Manqele will appear in the Alexandra magistrates court to apply for bail.
Her appearance comes a day after her musician boyfriend Flabba was laid to rest at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg.
Last week Manqele told a packed court she had sustained bruises and stab wounds to her arms and stomach.
Flabbas daughter Lesego had this to say at her fathers official send off
RIOT IN HARARE PRISON
Authorities in Zimbabwe will probe a Harare prison riot which left three prisoners dead from injuries sustained during the incident
Officials say inmates who took part in the riot might face extended sentences
Five prisoners are still in hospital in Harare, while 19 are being treated in the prison clinic.
Around 900 inmates took part in the three-hour riot at the correctional facility over food issues.