News Wrap – 11 September
Festivities are in full swing in Mozambique as President Jacob Zuma and his Mozambican counterpart Filipe Nyusi are unveiling Matola monument.
The monument which is erected not far from Mozambican capital Maputo honours those who died while fighting for freedom.
In 1981, SADF members of the then Apartheid regime raided the ANC safe houses in Matola and killed 13 members of Umkhonto Wesizwe and one Mozambican national.
SEBOLAI JUDGEMENT NEXT MONTH
Legal teams in the murder trial of former Jozi Fm DJ Donald Sebolai have completed their arguments .
Judgement in the murder case is expected to be handed down on the 6th of October this year.
HOME AFFAIRS SYSTEMS DOWN
Home Affairs Technicians are still working hard to bring the departments online verification system back up and running.
Earlier today the department apologised to clients saying the system was experiencing problems. The damage to cables resulted in a power failure and electricians have been working overnight to bring the system back
DURBAN”S GRENADE THROWING MAN APPLIES FOR BAIL
The Durban man accused of killing his wife with a hand grenade is expected to apply for bail in the Durban Magistrate’s Court.
The former South African Air Force colonel allegedly threw the grenade at his wife after the couple got into an argument.
POLICE KILLINGS A LOSS TO THE NATION
Police officers who use their firearms to protect themselves against criminals will not be prosecuted.
This is word from Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega – who says the officers will not be arrested or disciplined, the commissioner was reacting to the latest ambush of police officers in Soweto.
IPID GETS NEW BOSS IN NTLEMEZA
Newly appointed Hawks head Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza says fighting corruption and organised crime will be on top of his priorities.
He has been acting in the position since Hawks head Anwa Dramat resigned and received a controversial golden handshake.
SEBOLAI MURDER TRIAL CLOSER TO ENDING
The murder trial of Former Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai is drawing to a close.Final arguments are expected to be heard today. Sebolai has been on trial for allegedly killing his girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala.
HOMO-NALEDI ON DISPLAY
A day after its unveiling – Homo Naledi is expected to go on display from today at the Craddle of Humankind in Maropeng. Yesterday Professor Lee Burger let the world in on the new species found just 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg.
Plans are in place to get one million Syrian refugee children in the Middle East back in the classroom.
CALLS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISPLACED CHILDREN’S EDUCATION.
The UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has announced plans to raise 250 million US dollars over the next 21 days to achieve this.
Brown says he hopes to see results by the time of the UN General Assembly meet later this month.
SEPTEMBER 11 ANNIVESARY THREAT FREE THIS YEAR
Today marks the 14th anniversary of the attacks that brought down the World Trade Center in New York and destroyed part of the Pentagon. Nearly 3 000 people were killed in the attack y al-Qaeda militants flying hijacked airliners was the deadliest ever on the United States soil.