Midday Live

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Breaking news of the day.
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The Parliament's Committee on Public Enterprise is in Soweto today in a bid to convince residents to switch to prepaid electricity. The committee met with Eskom this morning to find out what the pertitioners raised as their concerns about prepaid electricity metering. Sowetans have been refusing Eskom's prepaid meters even after the company promised to erase R4 Billion in electricity debt by the residents. To further discuss this we are joined on the line by Public Enterprise Committee Chairperson, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.
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MAR
Criminal elements have hijacked the culture of initiation. That's according to at least one traditional leader who says criminals have broken all the rules and regulations that guide the practice. Dozens of initiates have lost their lives over the years. There've also been questions around the exclusion of women and mothers who play a critical role in an initiate's life. Thabile Mbhele explores this issue
20
MAR
MEC for Education in Mpumalanfa Mrs Reginah Mhaule is expected to visit the family of 14-year old Siphamandla Choma who died earlier today in hospital. Choma was left paralysed after the incident which happened late last year. The principal of Manyano Primary alledly beat him up, accusing him of stealing R150.The school principal was suspended after the news broke. Steven Kiker Mpumalanga Education spokesperson Jasper Zwane
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MAR
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has completely failed in her duties. That's according to non-governmental organisation, Black Sash. The organisation is currently in the Constitutional Court arguing that the court must oversees the entire grant payment process. At the centre of the controversy is the deal between social security agency SASSA and Cash Paymaster Service whose contract will end on March the 31st. Our reporter Mbali Sibanyoni is in court.
15
MAR
Two Joburg housing officials along with two accomplices were arrested on charges of fraud and corruption linked to a syndicate involving land and RDP houses. A syndicate reportedly working in collusion with the Department of Housing, municipal officials and a councillor started allocating stands to people at a fee to unsuspecting individuals. The two were released on R5000 bail each. We discussed this matter with City of Johannesburg Media Specialist Luyanda Mfeka.
15
MAR
Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Zwandile Masina has proposed to the family of five year old Richard Thole that a memorial service be held for him. The boy fell into a sinkhole in February while playing with his friends. His body is yet to be found. Rescue operations were abandoned when the search became too risky for rescue officials. The municipality then enlisted the help of the SA National Defence Force. Ekurhuleni Mayor Zwandile Masina received the report yesterday. We spoke to the spokesperson of the Ekurhuleni Municipality, Gugu Ndima.
13
MAR
Nigerian National Eke Ugochukwu has been sentenced to twenty years in prison by the High Court in Johannesburg. This after being found guilty of the sexual exploitation of a 15-year old girl, living off the earnings of sexual exploitation, being an accomplice to rape and contravening the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act. He is the first person to be convicted under this law in Gauteng. For more on this we are joined on the line by our reporter Sashin Naidoo.
09
MAR
Nine people were rushed to hospital after they were allegedly shot with live ammunition in Reiger park East of Johannesburg this morning. Reiger Park residents went on the rampage burning tyres and blockading roads with rocks. They are protesting over what they say is poor service delivery in the area since the early hours of this morning.