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16
OCT
9am

SAFM 12PM

An Ennerdale man who shot and killed his son outside a school in the south of Johannesburg, is now likely to face a culpable homicide charge. Sibusiso Tshabalala was charged with the murder of Luyanda after the incident which happened in June. Tshabalala told the Lenasia Magistrate's Court that he thought he was being hijacked when he fatally shot his son upon his return from an evening class. Tshabalala appeared in court again earlier today and the matter was postponed to the sixth of next month. His lawyer Chewe Machaka...
16
OCT
9am

SAFM 10AM

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says President Cyril Ramaphosa should tell the truth about having prior knowledge on the looting of VBS Mutual Bank, when he appears in Parliament on Thursday. A Reserve Bank foresic report has implicated at least 50 people and companies in allegedly receiving billions of rand from VBS. Maimane says he has written to Speaker Baleka Mbete requesting that the VBS question be urgently added to the list that is scheduled to be posed to the President. Lulama Matya reports.
16
OCT
9am

SAFM 11AM

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, requesting that a question on the looting of the VBS Mutual Bank be urgently added to the list that is scheduled to be posed to the President. Maimane says Ramaphosa should tell the truth about having prior knowledge on the looting of the bank when he appears in Parliament on Thursday. A Reserve Bank foresic report has implicated at least 50 people and companies in allegedly receiving billions of rand from VBS. Lulama Matya reports.
15
OCT
12pm

SAFM 6PM NEWS BULLETIN

Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance will only be able to consider the Reserve Bank's report on VBS bank after the Medium Term Budget. The report has fingered about 50 people and companies linked to losses of about two billion rand that led to the collapse of the bank.
15
OCT
10am

SAFM 4PM NEWS BULLETIN

President Cyril Ramaphosa has categorically rejected reports that he failed to take action on the VBS Bank saga despite being alerted to irregularities in 2017. According to media reports, a whistleblower told Ramaphosa while he was deputy president of the country about the looting at the bank but says the President took no action. In a statement, the presidency has labelled the allegation baseless.
15
OCT
9am

SAFM 3PM

The ANC's provincial officials in Limpopo have today met with the party's officials at Luthuli House in Johannesburg, regarding the VBS Bank looting saga, which has seen some ANC officials implicated. A report released last week revealed that the bank was defrauded of almost two billion rands by some fifty individuals. ANC spokesperson, Pule Mabe says the meeting shows that the party is concerned about dealings in VBS.
15
OCT
9am

SAFM 2PM

The Vha-Venda King Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana says he was not aware that some gifts that he received were proceeds of corruption at VBS Mutual Bank. Ramabulana has offered to pay back any money that the Reserve Bank report says was taken illegally from VBS Mutual Bank. The Reserve bank's "Great Bank Heist' report says he received 17-point-seven-million-rand in Gratuity payment from Vbs. Ramabulana's spokesperson Makonde Mathivha says the king is pained by the loss incurred by VBS's clients.
15
OCT
9am

SAFM 11AM

The first witness in the case of controversial Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, has resumed testifying in the High Court in Port Elizabeth. During cross examination, Cheryl Zondi told the court that she wanted everyone to know her side of the story. She said that the vibrancy and youthfulness of the Jesus Dominion International church is what attracted her to join it. Omotoso and his co-accused face charges of sexual assault, racketeering, trafficking for sexual assault and rape. The court is packed capacity and Omotoso's wife is also present.
15
OCT
9am

SAFM 12PM

About ten-thousand members of trade union NUMSA in the plastic industry will embark on a strike today. The union says the strike will paralyse all sectors across the economy especially those in the automobile and telecommunications industries. Union representatives say their members in plastic-related industries are working under appalling conditions and wages remain dismal. Amina Accram reports.
15
OCT
6am

SAFM 10AM

The ANC has echoed its President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement, that law enforcement agencies should accelerate their investigations into the looting of VBS Mutual Bank. Last week, the Reserve Bank linked about 50 individuals and companies losses amounting to about two-billion-rand at the bank. They include the Vha-Venda King Toni Mphephu-Ramabulana and Brian Shivambu, the younger brother of the EFF's deputy president Floyd Shabambu. The Reserve Bank report says the two received 17-million-rand and 16-million-rand from the bank respectively. ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe explains.
12
OCT
1pm

SAFM 7PM NEWS BULLETIN

101 workers at embattled VBS Bank have been handed notices of retrenchment at Thohoyandou in Limpopo, with only 26 employees being retained. VBS was placed under administration in March this year and suffered a massive further blow this week with the release of a damning SA Reserve Bank audit report.
12
OCT
12pm

SAFM 6PM NEWS BULLETIN

UMALUSI CEO Mafu Rakometsi has appealed to communities not to disrupt matric exams in order to get government's attention about their service delivery issues. The CEO of the exams quality assurance body is concerned about the rise in community protests during exams

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