News Wrap – 18 August 2015
Eight schools have been approached and are willing to accommodate the learners at Roodepoort Primary School.
This came out at briefing by Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi who spoken out on the recent violent altercation at the school since its announcing a temporary closure.
Lesufi reiterated that he is committed to fighting for t learners, arguing that he has done all he can for the learners at the school.
The MEC is now expected to meet with two representatives from the school tomorrow in efforts to try iron out their grievances.
Earlier today parents vowed continue protesting at the school until Lesufi comes to meet with them.
EFF BOYCOTT NKANDLA DEBATE
The EFF boycotted the Nkandla debate,which took place in the National Assembly this afternoon.
The party says the matter is pending, since they have approached the constitutional court for recourse on the Nkandla saga.
While other opposition parties such as DA, UDM, NFP and IFP have rejected the report, saying President Jacob Zuma should pay back some portions of funds used for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla residence, they want to table their own report after the ad-hoc committee endorsed Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s view that President Zuma is not liable to pay back any money.
THE NPA MUM ON LEADERSHIP RESHUFFLE
The National Prosecuting Authority says it will not make the recent changes to its leadership structure public.
This follows an announcement today by National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams that he has reshuffled his leadership.
He told the media that it was done in line with his vision of taking the institution forward
Abrahams also spoke about the withdrawal of the case agaist embattled former deputy director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba.
AL BASHIR SNUBS PEACE DEAL
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has failed to sign a peace deal aimed at ending the civil war in his country.
The government has initialed a draft agreement, but requested a further 15 days before signing in full.
Mediators have threatened international sanctions if both sides failed to reach an agreement yesterday.
Tens of thousands have died and more than two million have been displaced since fighting broke out in 2013.
President Kiir is blaming his former deputy and Rebel leader Riek Machar for the conflict in South Sudan…….
THAILAND HUNTS CCTV SUSPECT
No one has claimed responsibility for the Bomb attack that left scores killed in Thailand.
Authorities are searching for a suspect seen on CCTV near the scene of the blast.
The bomb rocked a popular shrine in Bangkok killing 22 people and leaving 123 others injured .
Broadcast on Thai media, the footage shows a man in a yellow T-shirt sitting on a bench and taking off a large, black backpack.