Morning News Wrap Up – 14 May 2015
The ANC and the South African Civic Organisation are taking to the streets today in Soweto in protest of last week’s prolonged black out.
The party says it supports the programme to switch residents over to new metres but they have a problem with how it has been done.
Johannesburg spokesperson for the ANC, Jolidee Matongo says they will march to Eskom’s offices where they will demand an apology to Soweto residents amongst other things
The march will converge at the Orlando Hector Petersen Square where they will march to Diepkloof at 11am.
Matongo spoke to KayaNews.
He says the switch over is inevitable but residents must be informed and educated.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has raised hopes of students.
Nzimande has promised to root out corruption within the National Financial Aid Scheme (NFSAS).
An investigation into this will kick off this month.
The ANC’s Yvonne Phosa says they are worried about corruption within the system.
The South African Municipal Workers Union is marching to the Ekhuruleni Metro Police Department protesting against over low wages.
SAMWU says the department’s peace corps are exploited by only earning R2000.
The union’s Dominique Phala says they will hand over a memorandum to the department.
Phala says the union has received its permission to strike come June, 13.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all parties in Burundi to exercise calm and restraint
This after a coup attempt was launched in efforts to try to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza
Thousands of people celebrated the announcement by Major General Godefroid Niyombare.
The presidency says the coup has been foiled and the perpetrators will be brought to justice.
Nkurunziza is currently in Tanzania meeting East African leaders and is reportedly trying to return to Burundi.
Niyombare made this announcement.