Morning News Wrap Up – 18 May 2015
Two of the four men linked to the death of Mozambican national Emmanuel Josias Sithole have been denied bail.
Sizwe Mngomezulu and Sifundo Mzimela briefly appeared in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court.
Kaya FM’s Nhlanhla Sehume is there and files this report reports…
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says Operation Fiela is not aimed at harassing international migrants.
Mantashe says the operation is targeted at anyone with illegal weapons, which may be used in committing crimes.
He briefed the media in Johannesburg following the ruling party’s national executive meeting in Pretoria.
The controversial Operation Fiela was put into effect following a wave of xenophobic attacks directed at international migrants…
KayaFM’s Khayelihle Khumalo has more…
Condolences are pouring in following the death of two firefighters who died battling a blaze in the Johannesburg CBD yesterday
The fire broke out in the building on Saturday evening and rescue operations continue throughout the night.
About 30 firefighters found themselves trapped in the building’s basement while fighting the blaze.
One firefighter was hospitalized following the incident
Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says the cause of the fire is being investigated.
At least nine people have been killed and more than 100 arrested after a shootout between rival biker gangs in Texas in the US
Police say the shooting happened when rival gangs got into a fight, apparently over parking space near a restaurant.
Up to five gangs were involved in the altercation
Police spokesperson Sgt Patrick Swanton spoke to the local media.
The Merafong local municipality has cut water supply to businesses operating in the mining area of Blyvoor.
The municipality says businesses owe more than 200 million rand.
Merafong pays Rand Water about 4 million rand every month on behalf of the defaulting businesses.
The ANC sub region secretary Elvis Mphithikezi says they are meeting the businesses today…