Morning News Wrap Up – 21 May 2015
The Opposition to the Urban Tolling Alliance insists that many motorists in Gauteng will not bow to pressure to comply with the e-tolls system.
The lobby group is sharply critical of linking e-toll accounts to licence renewals.
OUTA is rejecting government’s new e-toll dispensation announced by deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday.
According to the new relief a single reduced e-toll tariff for Gauteng freeways will be applied to all motorists, with the new tariff of 30 cents per kilometre for cars
Wayne Duvenage is OUTA’s chairperson.
Yet another case of police brutality has surfaced in the North West
Police in that province are accused of being heavy handed after violent scuffle with protesting taxi operators in Mahikeng on Monday.
In a video a police officer is seen beating a man lying on the ground.
Another injured taxi driver is shown with claims that he was shot at close range by police.
DA provincial leader Chris Hattingh says they are challenging the matter.
But The Hawks’s captain Paul Ramaloko has come in defense of the police officers.
The man accused of killing Reiger Park toddler Cuburne van Wyk will hear his fate when the Johannesburg High Court, hands down judgment today
Closing arguments in the case were heard earlier this week
Nathaniel Katlego Mpoku also known as “Chicken”, is accused of kidnapping and killing Cuburne in an informal settlement in Reiger Park, Ekurhuleni, in August last year.
His body was discovered by a passer-by at a mine dump in Reiger Park three days later.
President Jacob Zuma has apologised to Mozambicans for the recent outbreak of xenophobic violence in the country.
At least seven people died and hundreds of international migrants were forced to flee their homes.
Speaking at the start of a two-day state visit to Maputo, President Zuma said the attacks – “shocked us and disturbed us”.
Peace and security has remained the top agenda at the Pan African Parliament which is currently sitting in Midrand North of Johannesburg
The political tension in Burundi dominated the debate at the sitting yesterday
Thousands of Burundians have fled the country since the current President announced he would contest the country’s elections
President Pierre Nkurunziza is seeking what many have viewed as an unconstitutional third term.
Henry Venani is an MP at of the parliament.