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22
NOV

Dr. Manamela's medical certificate submitted to Esidimeni Arbitration sitting

Suspended Gauteng Mental Health Director, Dr. Makgabo Manamela's medical certificate has been submitted to the Life Eisidmeni hearings to prove that she had indeed consulted a doctor yesterday because she was not feel well. The doctor's note was however only forwarded by email this morning, and not by close of business yesterday as her legal representative had promised. Evidence leader Patrick Ngutshana read the doctors note.
22
NOV

Zimbabweans have opposing views on Mugabe's resignation

Zimbabwean nationals at the Beitbridge border post near Musina in Limpopo have had mixed reactions to President Robert Mugabe's resignation. While others are celebrating the demise of Mugabe, some say the only solution to the problem is national elections. The replacement of Mugabe by the former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is also not viewed as a solution. Mnangagwa is expected to be inaugurated on Friday. Rudzani Tshivhase was at the border.
22
NOV

Three Eskom executives must be suspended-Dudu Myeni

In an interesting turn of events it has emerged that it was former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni who said that three Eskom executives should be suspended. These were Tshediso Matona, Dan Marokane and Matshela Koko who were subsequently instructed to stay at home while an investigation was taking place in 2015. Former Eskom board chairperson Zola Tsotsi revealed this in his statement before the Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, which is looking into allegations of state capture at the power untility. Tsotsi says the discussion took place at the presidential home in Durban.
21
NOV

ANC-11 in the Eastern Cape dispute affidavit submitted in court

The case of eleven ANC members that are challenging the legitimacy of the Eastern Cape Provincial Executive committee has been postponed to the fourth of December. The matter sat briefly at the Grahamstown High court today where it emerged that there was an affidavit stating that the case was being withdrawn. Our presenter Stephen Kirker spoke to our reporter Mcebisi Nqina.
21
NOV

Hundreds wait outside Zimbabwean Parliament ahead of impeachment motion

Hundreds of people have gathered near Zimbabwe's Parliament bulding in Harare ahead of the expected motion aimed at impeaching President Robert Mugabe. Residents are hopeful that this afternoon's sitting will lead to the removal of Mugabe from office. Meanwhile, the country's sacked Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly given Mugabe an ultimatum to co-operate with the armed forces and negotiate his resignation or he can be humiliated by a forced removal from office. In a statement he declined the invite to State House to meet with Mugabe in person - saying he doesn't feel safe and would require guaranteed protection before he returns to Zimbabwe. Our presenter Stephen Kirker spoke to our reporter Noma Bolani.
21
NOV

Molefe was the best candidate at the time- former board member Klein

Former ESKOM CEO Brian Molefe is expected to testify before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises this afternoon. The inquiry is looking into allegations of state capture. Meanwhile former ESKOM board member Venete Klein has told the committee that Molefe who was appointed as the CEO of the company during her tenure in 2015, was the best candidate at the time. Klein says Molefe turned things around within months of taking over in his acting position and has credited him with bringing load shedding under control.
20
NOV

No news yet on whether Zim president Robert Mugabe has stepped down

There is no word yet on whether Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has stepped down from his position as instructed by his ZANU-PF party. Mugabe was given until midday today. That country's war veterans have called for a mass protest across the country tomorrow. Meanwhile SA Defence Minister Mapisa-Ngqakula has reiterated that it is the Zimbabweans who should determine their own fate. She says no amount of intervention from SADC or any other body will change the situation in that country if the citizens are not involved. Mapisa-Ngqakula was speaking to SAfm Midday Live Senior Producer Nomalizo Mandela.
17
NOV

Mugabe makes his first public appearance since the army's takeover

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is attending graduation ceremony at University of Zimbabwe. It's his first public appearance since a military takeover in Zimbabwe. State TV earlier reported that a graduation ceremony at a university where Mugabe is the chancellor would proceed as planned today. The military says talks with Mugabe are continuing and there has been significant progress in the operation targeting what it called 'the criminals surrounding him'. Stephen Kirker spoke to the Director at risk management company Signal Risk, Ryan Cummings.
17
NOV

Michael Komape's mother blames herself for his death

The mother of five year old Michael Komape who died after falling into a pit toilet at his school in Limpopo three years ago, is blaming herself for his death. This emerged during the testimony of a psychologist at the Limpopo High Court where a civil lawsuit against the Department of Basic Education is being heard. The family wants to be paid for their loss and grief. Our reporter Shibu Mamokgere spoke to our presenter Stephen Kirker.
17
NOV

Panayiotou case postponed

Pre-sentencing arguments in the murder case of Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused have been postponed to next week Thursday. In a brief sitting at the Port Elizabeth High Court, defence lawyer, Terry Price revealed that he was not ready and asked for a postponment which was granted by judge Dayalin Chetty. Panayiotou and his co-accused have been found guilty for the murder of Jayde Panayioutou outside Uitenhage in 2015. Our reporter, Mcebisi Ngqina was in court.
16
NOV

Michael Komape's brother questions Basic Education's settlement offer

One of the brothers of five year old Michael Komape who drowned inside a pit toilet at Mahlodumela primary school at Chebeng Village in Limpopo, has questioned the motive behind the Basic Education Department's settlement offer which it made to his family only recently. The 23-year old Komape was testifying at the Polokwane High court today where a lawsuit was lodged by his parents in 2014. The family wants compensation for their son's death. The Our reporter, Shibu Mamokgere is attending the hearing and she spoke to Stephen Kirker.

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