Morning Wrap Up – 27 March 2015
The NPA and SAPS are meeting today to map out a way forward in the summons matter for deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba
The two institutions played the blame game after SAPS distanced itself from reports made by the NPA that police are finding it difficult to trace Jiba.
On Tuesday the NPA said a summons for Jiba to appear in court on charges of fraud and perjury was handed to her superior, NDPP director Mxolisi Nxasana
In response the SAPS then said the issuing of the summons was premature and it was not done in consultation with the SAPS’s investigating officer
Solomon Makgale speaks for the SAPS
The Rand has extended losses against the dollar and was left struggling under pressure.
It opened this morning’s trade at 11 99 and 17 77 against the dollar and the pound respectively
This despite an aggressive monetary policy statement by the Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.
Kganyago warned that the currency will remain volatile, as long as the uncertainty regarding the outlook for the US monetary policy persists.
He announced yesterday that the repo rate will remain steady at 5.75 percent.
Governor Kganyago made this address…
An urgent meeting is expected to be convened between students and the management of the university of Kwa Zulu Natal to address the defacing of the statue of King George the fifth
The statue of the late English king has been splattered with white paint
At this stage, the university has not planned to take any action against those responsible for the defacing of the statue.
The incident comes at the back of an ongoing battle at UCT over the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue.
A clean-up operation is currently underway in Durban following a fire at a cooking oil manufacturer yesterday.
The fire broke out at Africa Sun Oil Refineries in Mobeni.
In an effort to prevent the oil spill from entering the port, the port authority deployed booms across the Umhlatuzana Canal to ensure minimum impact to the environment
Greg Parton is with the Drizit environmental team.