News Wrap 5pm – 24 August
Public protector Thuli Madonsela has questioned the authenticity of the documents she received from Passenger Rail Agency of SA. The public protectors says her struggled to get documents from management while conducting the investigation on tender fraud and maladministration at the agency.
KREJCIR JUDGEMENT WELCOMED
The National Prosecuting Authority has welcomed Judge Colin Lamont’s judgment which found Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his co-accused guilty of attempted murder.
Krejcir and his five co-accused were on trial on charges of dealing in drugs, attempted murder, and kidnapping.
SOME ZIMBABWEANS’ FATE HANGING IN THE BALANCE
The fate of Zimbabwean nationals who applied for Zimbabwean Special Permit and got rejected remains in limbo.
Home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba told the media in Pretoria that his department is at the advanced stage, in finalising the applications which were submitted before December 31, last year.
BAN LAYS A WREATH IN NIGERIA
UN chief Ban Ki-moon laid a wreath in the capital of conflict-hit Nigeria to commemorate the fourth anniversary of a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram.
At least 21 people died when a bomb-laden car exploded at UN House, the headquarters for around 400 employees, on August 26, 2011.