Morning news wrap: 26 February 2015
It still remains unclear what the magnitude of damage is following the leaking of documents detailing the operations of the country’s State Security Agency.
A task team of experts has now been established to investigate the leaking of the documents
International news agency Al Jazeera has revealed leaked documents of complicated allegations between foreign agencies and several African countries including South Africa.
State Security Minister David Mahlobo says the leaking of the documents is condemned in the strongest possible terms.
NENE’S TAX INCREASE RECEIVES MIXED REACTIONS
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s increase in personal taxes has received mixed reactions
The minister announced that personal income tax rates will be raised by one percentage point for all taxpayers earning more than R180 000 year.
However Economist Dawie Roodt, says the one percentage increase is a bit low to help grow revenue as projected by the minister
The United Democratic Front’s Kwankwa Nqabayomzi says tax increase is not sustainable in growing the economy
ANOTHER CAREGIVER ABUSES CHILD
Yet another horrifying report of a child ‘s abuse at the hands of her nanny has surfaced
A domestic worker has gone on trial in Zimbabwe for allegedly killing a 10-month-old baby she was looking after.
State newspaper, the Chronicle reports that 22 year old Violet Moyo was irritated because the child was crying too much.
She then allegedly wrapped the baby in a blanket, put him in a drawer, closed it, and went to watch television.
As KayaFMs Ananda Khoomo reports, when she went to check on him three hours later, he was dead.
The IEC in Lesotho has issued a stern warning to political parties in the country to follow the electoral laws in order to ensure free and fair elections
This follows reports that some political parties are telling their supporters to stay at voting stations on polling day
This would be in direct contravention of the country’s electoral law.
The IEC held a media briefing yesterday to present its state of readiness for Saturday’s poll
Mamosebo Pholo is the IEC Commissioner