Midday news wraps: 27 February 2015
Gauteng government is taking part in ending this week’s fresh taxi violence on the Westrand and north of Johannesburg.
Provincial transport MEC Ishmael Vadi is today meeting the National Taxi Alliance to put an end the fighting in the industry.
In the past two day one taxi driver was reportedly dragged to death on Wiliam Nicole Drive in Bryanston and another seriously injured after he was allegedly assaulted.
In another taxi violence related incident one driver was killed and 5 other wounded in Roodepoort when unknown group of people ambush a meeting of different taxi associations.
Theo Malele is with the National Taxi Alliance…..
POLICE MONITORING DOORNKOP
The safety of foreign shop owners in Soweto is becoming more volatile
Last night in Doornkop, a foreign shop owner was set alight and rushed to the hospital
A group of people who had been going around Doornkop telling foreigners to leave were allegedly behind the attack
Police are still in the area to monitor the situation in Doornkoop
In a separate incident, four foreigners were arrested when a group of locals tried to loot their shop in the same area
The looting unrest in Soweto, began with the shooting death of 14-year-old Siphiwe Mahori on 19 January
Lieutenant Kay Makhubela is with the Gauteng police.
ZUMA DENIES MEETING MALEMA IN MOZAMBIQUE
President Jacob Zuma has broken his silence on the much publicized meeting with EFF members in Mozambique.
President Zuma has for the first time denied attending such a meeting which was reported to negotiate Julius Malema and other EFF leaders to return to the ANC.
In a written reply to a parliamentary question by the DA, the president says no he never had a meeting at the Southern Sun Hotel in Maputo on 18 January this year.
HAINES WIDOW WANTS MILITANT KILLED
The widow of a man killed by a masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John” says she wants him caught alive.
Dragana Haines says the “last thing” she wants for the man who killed her husband, British aid worker David Haines, is an “honourable death”.
The militant, pictured in the videos of the beheadings of Western hostages, has been named as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from west London.
Emwazi, who is in his mid-20s first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the US journalist James Foley.
Mrs Haines told the BBC that the moral satisfaction for the families of all the people that he murdered is to be captures alive and be put to justice.