Morning News Wrap Up – 17 April 2015
Yet again fresh xenophobic violence erupted through out the night in Jeppestown in Johanneburg.
Police had their hands full as they clashed with locals who attacked foreign nationals and looted their businesses.
Most foreigners are displaced.
In Durban police fired rubber bullets and water cannons at unruly locals who were anti the planned Xenophobic march yesterday.
Another clash erupted in Cape Town, with police firing at UCT students who marched against the same cause near Parliament.
Back home journalists were attacked with stones at the Primrose informal settlement in Ekurhuleni.
Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubebele
Government in Nigeria has issued an ultimatum to South Africa.
A group led by the newly elected Nigerian ruling party All Progressive Congress handed down a memorandum to the South African embassy in Lagos.
The South African government has been given a week to stop xenophobic violence or else South African companies in Nigeria will be shut down in retaliation.
Jean-Pierre Lukamba is with the African Diaspora Forum…
A new twist has come into effect in the statue defacing debacle which has been rocking most parts of the country.
A post-94 ANC liberation statue has now fallen victim to vandalism.
The Mpumalanga statue of student activist and MK member – Nokuthula Simelane – was splashed with paint.
Throughout the weeks the targets for vandalism have been statues of colonial heroes with the perpetrates saying the statues have no place in the new South Africa.
Arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa has condemned the acts of all the statues in the country.
Sandile Memela is from Mthethwa’s office
Tensions are high in Lephalale, Limpopo as Medupi Power plant workers are planning to intensify their strike action.
During an exclusive KayaFM news investigation, our reporters visited the now inaccessible Molapo housing hostel where workers reside.
Sections of the hostel have been torched during an intense standoff between police and workers.
The workers who have downed tools in an unprotected strike are demanding a R10 000 bonuses and better living conditions…
KayaFM’s Tunicia Phillips is there and files this report
Only a third of the electorate turned up to cast their votes in the Sudanese elections.
The head of the AU team overseeing the poll, says the turnout stood at between 30-35%.
President Omar al-Bashir is expected to extend his 25 years in power, after opposition parties boycotted the poll.
The 71-year-old, is wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges.
Election results are expected on 27 April.
The health systems in the three countries in West Africa most affected by the Ebola outbreak need to be rebuilt to avoid future health emergencies.
That’s according to Margaret Chan the head of the UN’s World Health Organization.
The spread of the deadly disease in West Africa has slowed down, but the international community is being warned not to become complacent.
More than 10,000 people have died over the past year in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Chan says the focus should shift to restoring the health services of the affected countries.