News Wrap – 31 August
The fight for compensation by the injured Marikana miners may soon come to an end. An out of court settlement between government and the civil claimants at three million rand per miner could be on the cards.
ONE IN THREE WOMEN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING DRUNK
One in three women stopped at road blocks are arrested for drunk driving.
Johannesburg MMC for Public safety Sello Lemao told 180 with Bob that there has been an increase in the number of women arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
UNIT SIX TO BOOST POWER SUPPLY
President Jacob Zuma says the opening of unit six at the Medupi Power Plant in Limpopo will go a long way in eliviating the impact of scheduled power cuts.
The president officially opened the unit in Lephalale yesterday.
He was joined by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom board chair Ben Ngubane.
THE DA TO CHALLANGE NORTH WEST DEMARCATION
The DA is set to challenge the decision to merge the Ventersdorp and Tlokwe municipalities in the North West in court.
Leader Mmusi Maimane says the board did not consult with the people before the decision was made.
SWAZI ACCIDENT NUMBER HIGHER
Swaziland solidarity network claims the number of girls killed while been transported to the reed dance has been doctored to ensure that the ceremony goes ahead.
The group says although the police put the death toll at 12, more than 60 girls lost their lives in the accident.
EU TALKS TO TACKLE MIGRANT CRISIS
Emergency talks have been called to tackle the escalating migration crisis by the European Union. A meeting is set for the 14th of September 14 by all 28 member states.
The EU presidency says the crisis has reached unprecedented proportions and a speedy resolution needs to be found.