Morning News Wrap Up – 23 April 2015
The City of Tshwane will be brought to a standstill today.
The seven unions affiliated to COSATU will march to the Finance Department in Pretoria in an attempt to make the government agree to their wage increase demands.
Thousands of public servants, including teachers, nurses as well as police officers are marching today to demand a 10% increase and a R1500 housing allowance.
They are not happy with Government’s offer of 5.8% and a R1100 housing allowance.
Sizwe Pamla is with the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union, NEHAWU.
Statues which have been removed from various city centres across the country will soon have a new home.
Arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa says the statues will now be housed in a new theme park
The ministers idea is part of a 20 point plan following consultations with civil society.
Mthethwa says this move will mean that no group can claim the statue as their own once it has been removed.
Displaced foreign nationals in Ekurhuleni will be reintegrated this morning.
The City of Ekurhuleni will bus them from temporary shelters back into their communities.
There are about one thousand foreign nationals who were affected by xenophobic violence in Makause and Primrose informal settlements in Ekurhuleni.
Ekurhuleni executive mayor Mondli Gungubele.
The number of security officials suspended in Kenya over the Garissa university attack has risen to nine.
The senior security officials were suspended after investigations revealed that they failed to prevent the attack.
148 people were killed during the attack three weeks ago
Kenya’s interior security minister Joseph Nkaissery says initial investigations showed that the officials also bungled the rescue effort leading to the high number of casualties.
Nkaissery has ordered a second investigation to establish the culpability of the officials.
Three UN food aid workers have not been seen since they disappeared in South Sudan at the beginning of the month
The agency staff were travelling in a marked UN convoy carrying supplies for thousands of conflict-affected people
The worsening security situation has forced World Food Programme to suspend operations in parts of the country.
George Fominyen speaks for the programme.