Morning News Wrap Up – 20 April 2015
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole who was killed in Alexandra over the weekend
Members of the community assisted the police in tracking down the suspects
35-year-old Sithole was stabbed on Saturday morning and later died in hospital.
The three are expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court tomorrow on charges of murder
The polices Lungelo Dlamini says a manhunt for a fourth person is continuing.
Government continues to assure the nation that its doing all in its power to restore peace in the country
Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba and State Security minister David Mahlobo have warned those inciting violence against foreign national, that they will be brought to book.
Mahlobo urged South Africans to stop posting pictures that are not related to the recent attacks on social media
Meanwhile Gigaba encouraged investors to continue doing business in the country.
The Gauteng Education Department has secured a court interdict to reopen the Roodepoort Primary school after it was shut down on Friday
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi made the decision to shut down the school indefinitely after parents brought schooling to a halt once again.
Parents and officials have been at loggerheads for months over racial issues.
The parents wanted the removal of the schools black principal and the reinstatement of the previous coloured one.
Lesufi is expected to meet with the parents today to try and find a way forward in the matter
This community member told Kaya FM news that the Roodepoort community is tense.
As many as 700 migrants are feared to have died after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast.
It’s thought the passengers were heading towards the Italian island of Lampedusa.
If confirmed, the incident would be one of the worst disasters involving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
It is believed the boat was operated by people smugglers, and capsized when migrants moved to one side of the overcrowded vessel.
Yury Fedotov the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime had this to say about the incident.