News Wrap – 27 August 2015
All eyes will be at the Union Buildings in Pretoria today. President Jacob Zuma is due to meet with chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. The meeting comes after the judiciary was slammed for overstepping its boundaries in some cases.
DEFENCE MINISTER TO ANSWER ON GUPTA PLANE HIRE
Opposition parties are expected to drill the Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula in parliament with questions relating to a plane rented from the Gupta family.
Opposition parties have already begun raising questions after it was revealed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and his delegation were flown to Japan using a Gupta aircraft.
TWO DOUGLOUSDALE POLICE OFFICERS SUSPENDED
Two police officers from the Douglasdale police station have been suspended while claims of police brutality are being investigated.
This comes days after a video implicating police from Douglasdale went viral.
COURT TO RULE ON SUSPENDED WITS STUDENTS
The High Court in Johannesburg is expected to rule on an application by the six Wits suspended students today.
Yesterday ,Judge Motsamai Makume said Wits University violated the rights of the students when it suspended them for alleged violent behaviour.
MADONSELA TO PROBE MAC MAHARAJ HOTEL STAY
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s s office will probe former presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj’s stay at a luxury ministerial housing estate in Pretoria.
SALVA KIRR TO WORK WITH MACHAR
It seems South Sudan President Salva Kiir will work again with his foe and former rebel leader Riek Machar. Kiir finally bowed down to pressure and signed a peace agreement to end 20 months of civil war.
POLICE IN THE US PROBE JOURNALISTS’ SHOOTING
Authorities in the US say an investigation is underway after the man accused of fatally shooting two broadcast journalists live on air shot himself in an altercation with police.
Vester Flangan who used the name Bryce Williams on air – shot and killed Allison Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward.