Morning News Wrap Up – 8 May 2015
Police are continuing to monitor the situation in Orlando West, Soweto
This as residents have threatened to return and burn down iconic buildings on Vilakazi street this morning
Angry residents took to the streets yesterday, demanding that Eskom removes prepaid electricity meters.
They want to pay a flat rate of no more than R400 per household per month for electricity
Eskom says despite the protests, it will continue to install prepaid meters in Soweto
KayaFM spoke to Sakhumizi restaurant owner, Sakhumzi Maqubela.
DA presidential hopeful Mmusi Maimane has refused to be drawn into claims that he has been rattled by the leadership battle.
This after his key opponent Wilmot James accused him of releasing an attack piece in a publication,
Maimane slammed James for indicating that he might have considered voting the ANC if Trevor Manuel was elected to lead the ruling party.
James allegedly uttered the remarks as far back as in 2010.
Scores of DA delegates are set to flock to Port Elizabeth, to elect new leadership over weekend.
KayaFM’s Khayelihle Khumalo reports….
The SAPS and the South African National Editors Forum have agreed to formulate a document on the conduct of police and journalist to avoid harassment of journalists.
The agreement was struck at a meeting held in Pretoria, which formed part of the ongoing discussions between the police and Sanef
It has been agreed that media houses will invite senior police officers to interact with them and that the SAPS will also do the same.
The meeting comes on the back of recent accusations of harassment, intimidation and refusal to share information.
Police commisioner Riah Phiyega says it’s important to ensure that there’s mutuality between the two institutions.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says hostels will soon be a thing of the past.
Sisulu says these dwellings have no place in the new South Africa.
The department will soon roll out a plan to assess all hostels countrywide
The minister told Parliament that a housing concept for foreign nationals is also in the pipeline.
Lives continue to be lost in Burundi as protest action intensifies
Protesters burned a man alive in the capital yesterday, saying he was a member of the ruling party’s youth wing
Protesters have been on the streets for almost two weeks, protesting against president Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term.
Opponents of the government say the June 26 presidential election should be delayed by a few weeks because of unrest.
Activists say at least 14 people have been killed since the protests erupted.