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15
OCT
3am

SAFM 9AM NEWS BULLETIN

Leaders of the ANC in Pietermaritzburg and Umkhonto we Sizwe Veterans Association in KwaZulu-Natal have started arriving at the Pietermaritzburg High Court to oversee arrangements to show support to former President Jacob Zuma. Zuma and his co-accused - French arms company Thales. They are due in court for the start of their corruption trial in connection with the multi-billion rand arms deal in the 1990's. A stage is being set up for Zuma to address supporters after the court proceedings. Legal analyst - advocate Makhosazane Mbonane - says she expects Zuma and Thales to indicate to the trial court if they intend to appeal the dismissal of their application for a permanent stay of prosecution . . .
15
OCT
1am

SAFM 7AM NEWS BULLETIN

(audio emailed to jhb traffick + dries in dbn)
The trial of former president Jacob Zuma and co-accused - French arms company Thales - is set to start in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg *today. Last Friday, the court dismissed their application for a permanent stay of prosecution. However it's not yet clear if Zuma and Thales intend to appeal against last week's ruling by the court's full bench of judges. Zuma and Thales are facing charges of fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering linked to the multi-billion-rand arms deal in 1999. Vusi Makhosini reports
14
OCT
2pm

SAFM 8PM NEWS BULLETIN

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will soon make announcements regarding the management of Eskom and its debt. Ramaphosa has been in the UK where he delivered the keynote address at the Financial Times Africa Summit in London.
14
OCT
1pm

SAFM 7PM NEWS BULLETIN

Members of the EFF Student Command say the justice system has let them down. This comes after the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court dismissed student activist Kanya Cekeshe's application for leave to appeal his conviction. The court also rejected his bail application. The student activist was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2017, with three years suspended after pleading guilty to burning a police vehicle at the height of the Fees Must Fall protests in 2016. Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola has reacted to the ruling by saying his department was in the process of assisting Cekeshe with an urgent application for a presidential pardon.
14
OCT
12pm

SAFM 6PM NEWS BULLETIN

Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, says his department is in the process of assisting Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe with an application to get a pardon from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
14
OCT
11am

SAFM 5PM NEWS BULLETIN

The South African Human Rights Commission ( SAHRC) has confirmed that Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has served it with court papers. Etzebeth is taking the SAHRC to the High Court to review and set aside the Commission's decision to institute proceedings against him in the Equality Court.
14
OCT
10am

SAFM 4PM NEWS BULLETIN

Fees Must Fall activist Khanya Cekeshe's conviction will remain in place after the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court dismissed his leave to appeal it. The court also rejected his bail application. The student activist was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2017, with three years suspended after pleading guilty to burning a police van at the height of the Fees Must Fall protests in 2016.
14
OCT
12am

SAFM 6AM NEWS BULLETIN

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today* deliver the opening address at the 6th Financial Times Africa Summit in London in the UK. The summit - convened under the theme Africa in Motion - will place special emphasis on youth, women, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists and innovation. As the incoming AU Chair President Ramaphosa will focus on the benefits of the African Free Trade Area that is expected to unlock Africa's potential. President Ramaphosa is expected to engage investors and business leaders on the sidelines of the summit with the aim of attracting further investment into South Africa. Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni and Presidential Special Envoy on Investment Mcebisi Jonas are accompanying the president.
13
OCT
11pm

SAFM 5AM NEWS BULLETIN

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today* deliver the opening address at the 6th Financial Times Africa Summit in London in the UK. The summit - convened under the theme Africa in Motion - will place special emphasis on youth, women, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists and innovation. As the incoming AU Chair President Ramaphosa will focus on the benefits of the African Free Trade Area that is expected to unlock Africa's potential. President Ramaphosa is expected to engage investors and business leaders on the sidelines of the summit with the aim of attracting further investment into South Africa. Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni and Presidential Special Envoy on Investment Mcebisi Jonas are accompanying the president.
13
OCT
2pm

SAFM 8PM NEWS BULLETIN

The family of two children who drowned in a bridge construction site ditch in Muledane village outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo are in shock after the tragic incident.
13
OCT
1pm

SAFM 7PM NEWS BULLETIN

The Gauteng Education Department has called on the Department of Community Safety and the police to continue with raids in what are considered problem schools until the end of the Matric exams next month. More than 600-thousand full time matrics will start writing their finals nationwide in just over a week's time.
13
OCT
12pm

SAFM 6PM NEWS BULLETIN

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs Sipho Hlomuka has urged the community at uMsinga in the midlands to remain calm following the killing of a councillor.

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