Morning News Wrap Up – 4 May 2015
The Denver train station line that was damaged by last week’s accident has been cleared and restored.
This means a normal service will be provided from this morning.
Due to the damages on the TBE coaches, only one Tshwane Business Express will run from the Pretoria Station to Johannesburg this morning.
In the afternoon, the TBE will depart at 17:30.
The Metroplus Express known as “Pajero” will run according to its normal schedule 06:00 am and 16:40 in the afternoon.
Residents in Diepkloof Soweto have taken to the streets this morning demanding houses.
Earlier the residents were blocking roads and pelting cars with stones
Chris Hani road remains closed to traffic between Lesedi clinic and the military base.
JMPDs Edna Mamonyane says local routes are being used to divert motorists.
Four men accused of killing Mozambican national Manuel Jossias, initially identified as Emmanuel Sithole, are expected back in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court
Jossias was stabbed in Alexandra, on April 18.
Jossias’s death occurred during a wave of xenophobic attacks on foreigner nationals in April.
It started in townships around Durban and spread to Gauteng.
At least seven people, including three South Africans were killed.
Last week former first lady Graca Marchel spoke at Jossias’s memorial service of the pain brought about by the attacks.
The death toll in the devastating Nepal earthquake has now risen to over 7,000.
Nepalese police yesterday pulled out 50 bodies including some foreign trekkers from an avalanche-hit area.
While thousands of people are still unaccounted for almost 2 million children have been left homeless and traumatized.
Two relief organizations have teamed up to create safe places for children to cope with loss.
The government says the death toll from the earthquake has reached 7,040 and the number of injured was 14,123.
This report is from the BBC………….