Morning News Wrap Up – 15 April 2015
Police are yet to make arrests in the Germiston shooting incident which left transport union SATAWU Gauteng Secretary Chris Nkosi dead.
Nkosi was gunned down on Monday while on his way home.
New information has emerged that union leader June Dube’s house was also petrol bombed in Vooslorus.
The attack came just hours after Nkosi’s killing.
Vincent Masoga is with the union….
International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane says the much anticipated BRCIS development bank is coming very soon.
The bank’s primary focus of lending will be infrastructure projects with authorised lending of up to 34 billion dollars annaually.
Nkoana Mashabane revealed this while hosting her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
She says Johannesburg will have a regional office, while China will host its headquarters.
The parents of learners at Roodepoort Primary have continued to vent their anger at education officials.
The parents have been at loggerheads with the Gauteng Department of education following months of racial tensions.
Parents at the school are protesting against the appointment of a new black principal.
Yesterday Gauteng’s Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, visited the school to give a report into an investigation into claims of financial irregularities at the school.
However Lesufi said he could not release the report because the parents decided not to attend the meeting
Condolences have continued to pour in following the death of soul singer Percy Sledge, famous for the hit When A Man Loves A Woman, who has died aged 73.
Sledge’s management agency confirmed that the singer passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Sledge had surgery for liver cancer in January 2014 but soon resumed touring.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 a moment which he described as the highlight of his career
More financing is needed to support a trust fund for victims of human trafficking
The United Nations highlighted the issue a meeting of the 13th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha
The focus was on how to meet funding needs to assist victims of so called “modern-day slavery”.
The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov says funding is essential to combat human trafficking