Morning News Wrap Up – 26 May 2015
The fate of the ailing Clive Derby-Lewis rests in the hands of the high court in Pretoria, which will continue to hear legal arguments today.
The court will have to decide whether to immediately release him on medical parole, or to refer his plight back to Justice and Correctional service Minister Michael Masutha.
Masutha earlier this year turned down Derby-Lewis’ application to be placed on medical parole and found that he was not terminally ill.
Kaya FM’s Nhlanhla Sehume has more.
The Communications Workers Union has rejected the latest offer by MTN
Workers downed tools last week demanding a 16% annual bonus.
They also want temporary staff to be made permanent.
The mobile operator also obtained a court interdict last week to stop striking workers from blocking their premises.
Some call centres in Limpopo and Gauteng have remained closed as the strike continues.
Clive Mervin is the unions president.
The chief whip of the EFF in Mpumalanga , Ayanda Tshabalala has resigned citing financial mismanagement as one of her reasons for bowing out
Tshabalala says the EFF has lost its relevance and no longer stands for what it was established for.
She was instrumental in establishing the organisation in the province
Tshabalala accuses the leadership of the party of not being willing to listen to other members.
More than 600 people have died in a heatwave which is sweeping through India
Temperatures are currently reaching highs of more than 48 degrees Celsius
The weather service says it expects the conditions to continue for the next few days.
Non air-conditioned taxis will be taken off the road for five hours during the day in the main city after two drivers died from heat stroke.