Morning news wrap – 6 July 2015
The late David Masondo will have a decent burial.
These are the words from his manager Bhodloza Nzimande.
The Soul Brothers’ lead singer died yesterday after spending few weeks in hospital.
He has since been in the hospital after falling on stage during live performance in May.
Nzimande spoke to 180 with Bob.
Details of Masondo’s funeral arrangements will be announced as the week progresses…
Mamelodi residents have condemned the violence which erupted over bus routes in the area last week.
Commuters Forum chairperson Malose Motea says the forum is satisfied by government’s intervention to quell the dispute
Violence flared up on Wednesday after taxi operators tried to stop the new Autopax bus service from taking over Putco routes
Yesterday a meeting was held in Mamelodi between government, transport stakeholders, community organisations and residents
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says government’s duty is to meet the needs of the people.
AMCU will not budge from its original demand of R12 500 for its lowest paid members.
It will formally respond to employers offers in bilateral meetings today.
The union has indicated it will reject an increase of between R450 and R1000 that gold mining companies have offered.
Amcu members gave their negotiating teams a mandate to stick to the union’s key demand of R12 500, in report back meetings at the weekend.
AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa spoke to Kaya FM News…
Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his people made a “brave choice” in voting to reject the terms of an international bailout.
The final result in the referendum was 61.3% “No”, against 38.7% who voted “Yes
The euro fell across the board in Asian markets after the referendum.
Eurozone leaders have called an urgent meeting tomorrow to discuss the decision
Tsipras says they are ready to continue negotiating with a reform plan,
President Jacob Zuma says SADC needs to establish a regional parliament to allow for people’s participation in tackling challenges that the region is facing.
President Zuma says the relationship between SADC structures and the Parliamentary Forum needs to be reviewed.
Instability in Lesotho, the DRC and Madagascar are among the challenges that SADC has had to deal with.
The President was addressing the gathering of Speakers from different parliaments across SADC countries.