Morning News Wrap Up – 13 April 2015
Political parties have reacted differently after DA leader Helen Zille announced, she won’t be available for re-election at the party’s next federal congress next month.
Zille was elected into the top post in 2007.
The ANC’s Zizi Kodwa says Zille had to walk away, as she had a reached the ceiling within her party.
COPE’s Dennis Bloem congratulated Zille…
ACDP leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe says they support Zille’s move.
Today marks four years since Andries Tatane was killed during a service delivery protest in Ficksburg in the Free State.
His death was as a result of police action has notably garnered greater nationwide attention.
In 2013 seven police officers accused of his murder and assault were acquitted.
The Congress of the People in the Free State is calling for the re-opening of the investigation.
President Jacob Zuma has given a special assignment to three of his ministers to deal with the situation in Kwa Zulu natal where a wave of xenophobic attacks has been taking place.
The ministers of Home Affairs, Police and State Security will work together to find a solution.
Malusi Gigaba, Nathi Nhleko and David Mahlobo will be hands on to deal with the recent spate of attacks in uMlazi, Isipingo and other areas.
Mahlobo condemned the attacks saying a joint solution is needed to put an end to the violence.
Hillary Clinton has announced that she will be running for President for a second time
She announced herself as the 2016 Democratic nominee.
Her immediate plan is first meeting with voters in Iowa where she will reintroduce herself and begin to lay out the central theme of her candidacy.
Clinton has released a video announcing that she will seek the presidency.