Morning News Wrap Up – 14 April 2015
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union has lost one of its bosses.
The unions Gauteng secretary Chris Nkosi was mercilessly shot 5 times and killed last night in Johannesburg.
He was on his way home in the East Rand.
The union is urging authorities to track down the perpetrators with speed saying they have not ruled out the possibility that this was an assassination.
Gauteng police’s Lieutenant General Lungelo Dlamini elaborates.
As it has been the case for the past two days, Eskom says it is implementing stage 2 of power cuts from this hour to continue until 10pm.
The electricity supply system remains very vulnerable for the rest of the week.
Eskom says this is due to a shortage of generation capacity.
The power utility’s Khulu Phasiwe explains.
On this day last year more than 200 girls were abducted by Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
Ceremonies will be held around the world to mark one year since the mass abduction
A procession will be held in Abuja, with 219 girls taking part to represent each missing girl.
Similar marches are planned worldwide, including in London and Washington.
The abduction of the girls sparked global outrage, with nations such as the US and China promising to help find them. But to date, the girls have not been found
Obey Ezekwisili the leader of the Bring Back our girls campaign says the Nigerian government has failed them.
The UN High Commissioner for human rights says Burundi is facing a critical time as it prepares for general elections
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein recently arrived in that country on his first official visit to Africa.
Burundi is scheduled to hold legislative, presidential, senate and local elections between May and August this year.
Al Hussein explained his expectations for his visit to Burundi.