News Wrap 5pm – 21 August
Former President Nelson Mandela’s Grandson, will spend another weekend behind bars.He appeared before the Johannesburg Magistrates Court for allegedly raping a girl at a bar, earlier this month.
SHADRACK SIBIYA TO BE FIRED
Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya should be fired for his role in the Zimbabwe rendition saga.
This is a ruling by a police disciplinary committee. The decision was delivered to Sibiya’s legal team this afternoon, however, it’s understood he will appeal.
ALARMING NUMBERS OF DRUG ABUSE IN EESTERUS
More than 15 000 people in Eesterust – Pretoria are struggling with drug abuse. President Jacob Zuma is addressing the scourge in the community.
The issue of drug abuse has reached exponential proportions in the area with community members now seeking help from government.
SAMWU CONSULTS ITS MEMBERS OF RAND WATER OFFER
In efforts to avert a strike that would see water taps run dry in Gauteng and Mpumalanga. The SA Municipal Workers Union is currently locked in a meeting with their members to discuss a new offer tabled by Rand Water yesterday.
MAQUBELA GRANTED LEAVE TO APPEAL
Convicted widower, Thandi Maqubela has been granted leave to appeal her murder conviction.
The woman dubbed the ‘black widow’ was found guilty of killing her husband, acting Judge Patrick Maqubela in 2013.
TOXICITY LEVELS IN TAIJIN VERY HIGH
More than a week after a massive explosion that killed 114 people in China – high levels of toxic chemicals remain in the Chinese city of Tainjin. Technicians says the levels of cyanide detected are 356 times higher than the national safe level.
BRITISH POLICE TO DEAL WITH MIGRANTS
In a bid to tackle the growing migrant crisis in Europe – a new command and the control centre has been set up in Calais.The centre will be run jointly by the British and French. It will be focused on finding and disrupting organised criminals attempting to smuggle migrants illegally into Europe.