midday news wrap: 26 February 2015
Taxi Unrest is once again in the spotlight, yesterday a man was killed in an apparent taxi violence on William Nicol Drive in Sandton.
This morning taxi drivers gathered on the side of the road in the vicinity of Ballyclare Drive and William Nicol Drive preventing rival groups from using the lucrative route.
The drivers refuse to explain why they had gathered there, carrying knobkerries Metro police spokesperson, Wayne Minaar Explains.
NKANDLA DETAILS TO HARM PRESIDENTS REPUTATION
Documents before the Pietermaritzburg High Court say the disclosure of Nkandla security structures could put President Jacob Zuma in danger.
This is in relation to a civil claim being lodged against Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhaya.
Makhanya and the public works department face a R155-million civil claim relating to work done at Zuma’s KwaZulu-Natal homestead.
Director general of the national public works department, Mziwonke Dlabantu, says the information in the documents is highly sensitive.
NO CONVICTION ON LOOTERS OF FOREIGN OWNED SHOP
There has not been a single successful prosecution of a South African who has attacked foreigners or looted their shops has taken place since 2008,
This is according to a report released by NGO Amnesty International.
The global report on human rights violations expressed concern that little would come of the recommendations of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry and Xenophobic attacks.
Spokesperson Mary Rayner says the lack of consequences was proof that the government was not committed to protecting foreigners.
CALM RESTORED IN LENASIA
Calm has been restored after clashes between Thembelihle Informal Settlements and Lenasia residents erupted in the area.
Ward 9 Councillor ABdia Benny says the residents want the the MEC of Housing Jacob Mamabolo to come and address them
The residents were protesting throughout the night when they confronted by Lenasia residents, wanting to burn burn down electricity boxes
Earlier, Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela told KayaFM news that two people were arrested
Councillor Benny says residents issues are not clear.