Morning news wrap: 19 February 2015
President Jacob Zuma will face another tough moment in parliament today.
The President will answer a number of questions raised by Members of Parliament in the past two days, during debates of his state of the nation address.
His address was marred with chaos after EFF MPs disrupted Parliament when they demanded, to know when the President will pay back the money used to upgrade Nkandla.
During yesterday’s debate Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder says President Zuma is divisive.
Meanwhile, Higher Education Minister Dr Blade Nzimande came out in the President’s defence on education.
PUPIL DIES IN SCHOOL
The Gauteng Education Department has launched an investigation into the death of a 17 year old pupil at the Eden Park Secondary School in Johannesburg.
It is alleged that she died after a pupil pulled the chair out from under her as she was about to sit.
The girl’s uncle says the school’s version is that the teenager collapsed and hit her head on the floor.
The provincial education department’s spokesperson Phumla Sekhonyane says the probe was established because there is more than one version of the events
People living with albinism in Tanzania are in fear with more than 70 killed in the past three years.
Witchdoctor’s are prepared to pay up to 75 thousand US dollars for a complete set of albino body parts according to the Red Cross.
In the latest incident, an albino toddler missing since Sunday was found dead in northern Tanzania with all his limbs hacked off.
Last month the Tanzanian government placed a ban on all witchdoctor’s in the country as part of a nationwide operation to clamp down on attacks on people living with albinism.
This Tanzanian man whose albino son survived a kidnapping spoke to the BBC