Morning News Wrap Up – 11 May 2015
Three of the country’s opposition parties are expected to approach the Western Cape High Court today in a bid to remove parliament’s speaker frpm her position.
Agang, COPE and UDM believe Baleke Mbete is unfit for the position and bias.
Agang leader Andries Tloamma says the group would have liked to be joined by the EFF and DA in their fight for the nation’s rights.
As Kaya Fm’s Tunicia Phillips reports, opposition parties have called for the parliament speakers removal on several occasions.
Eight affiliates of COSATU will apply in the Johannesburg High Court, to force the Labour Federation, to convene a special congress.
Unions sympathetic to the expelled NUMSA, want the court to make an official order – for the congress in July
However, Cosatu says the legal action is unnecessary as a decision has already been taken.
Cosatu President Sdumo Dlamini has labelled the court challenge opportunistic and a waste of money.
Katishi Masemola is with the Food and allied workers union.
The Inquiry meant to probe the National Director of Public Prosecution Mxolisi Nxasana’s ability to hold office has been terminated.
Reports suggests the Presidency has issued and instruction to terminate the inquiry which was scheduled to start today in Pretoria
Nxasana’s appointment was announced on August 30, 2013 but less than a year later reports emerged that he had allegedly not disclosed that he had been acquitted of murder in 1985.
Kaya Fms Pitso Molemane reports…
Government has dismissed as malicious claims that suggest that Operation Fiela is targeted at foreign nationals living in South Africa.
It says the operation is aimed at getting rid of illegal weapons, drug dens, prostitution rings and other illegal activities.
There have been complaints of human rights abuse during the search and seizure operation conducted at the Methodist Church in Johannesburg last week.
This after a body was discovered during a raid in one of the dilapidated buildings which were targeted.
Government spokeswoman Phumla Williams says they are not deterred by untrue claims alleging abuse of people’s rights.