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23
APR
11pm

SAFM 5AM NEWS BULLETIN

The Eastern Cape Education department has urged School Governing Bodies and principals to suspend academic activities in areas that are affected by heavy rains until weather patterns change for the better. Heavy rains and flooding continue to ravage the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. At least 32 people have died in the flooding in KZN. The weather is expected to start clearing from tomorrow*. The Eastern Cape Education department says they want to ensure that learners and teachers don't cross flooded rivers. Education spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani says this step has been taken in the best interests of the learners and teachers...
23
APR
2pm

20 PM BULLETIN

Former President, Thabo Mbeki, says the ANC Veterans League was right in raising concerns about some of the party members included in the parliamentary and provincial lists, to represent the ANC. He says the Integrity Committee of the ANC must take action and address these concerns - and make it's findings public in due course. Mbeki was speaking at the ANC stand at the Rand Easter Show at Nasrec - south of Johannesburg. He says he's available to help in campaigning for the ANC ahead of the crucial May eighth general elections...
23
APR
1pm

19 PM BULLETIN

Axed SABC Chief Operations Officer, Chris Maroleng, says he intends taking the termination of his contract with the public broadcaster to the courts. The SABC earlier said it was terminating Maroleng's contract with immediate effect. He had been found guilty of breaching his fiduciary duties and also of negligence following a disciplinary hearing earlier this month. Maroleng says he's consulting his lawyers ...
23
APR
1pm

18 PM BULLETIN

The SABC has announced the termination of the Board's COO - Chris Maroleng's contract. In a statement, the public broadcaster says the Board resolved to terminate Maroleng's contract with immediate effect after he was found guilty of some charges levelled against him following a disciplinary hearing earlier this month. Maroleng was found guilty of breaching of his fiduciary duties as well as negligence. SABC spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu ...
23
APR
10am

16 PM BULLETIN

Families of the 13 congregants who died when a wall of the Pentecostal Holiness Church at eMpangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast collapsed on them, say they do not blame the church for the incident. However, the families say they fully support the government's decision to investigate whether the collapse was due to structural defects. Preliminary reports suggests that the church wall collapsed due to the heavy rains. The families were speaking during the identification process of their loved ones at the Richards Bay mortuary. Sakhile Langa - lost his 75-year-old mother - Altar Langa.....
23
APR
9am

SAFM 3PM

Clean up and rescue operations are continuing as yet more heavy rains and the possibility of localised flooding are expected for many parts of KwaZulu-Natal today. The Eastern Cape and KZN have been hit hard by heavy rains and flooding in recent days. The Weather Services' Forecaster Kumsa Masizama says there is a warning for localised flooding. At least 23 people have died in the flooding in KZN. Masizama says, the cut-off low weather system which has brought the heavy rain, is currently over the western parts of the country.
23
APR
9am

SAFM 2PM

Community members from Malvern outside Durban have come out to offer their support to the family that lost seven loved ones in a single home collapse because of flooding. Four bodies were recovered last night and a further three more today. Two other people are in hospital. A total of 23 people are confirmed to have died in the flooding in KZN. Costa Kaidatdis is one of the community members who used social media to mobilise people. Assistance has come in the form of food, counselling, spades and manpower. Kaidatdis says the support has been heart warming
23
APR
8am

SAFM 1PM

The Air Force has dispatched helicopters to assist with rescue operations at Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape. This as flooding saw the evacuation of hundreds of people to community halls and churches since yesterday. Scores of destitute residents including children are being served with food at the town hall. Defence force spokesperson, Siphiwe Dlamini
23
APR
4am

SAFM 10AM

The body of a fifteen year old girl has been found on Wilshire Road near Pinetown - west of Durban. Her body was washed down stream as torrential rains continue to ravage the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Some homes have collapsed, vehicles submerged under water, roads are flooded and many lives already lost. Thirteen people have been confirmed to have died. Some of the areas worse affected include, Chatsworth, Overport, Rossburgh, Prospecton and many of Durban's major highways. Rescue Care's Garrith Jamieson.
23
APR
2am

SAFM 8AM NEWS BULLETIN

13 people have been confirmed dead after numerous structural collapses in the Ethekwini municipality,which includes Durban as a result of persistent thunderstorms. Majority of the incidents are reported to have occurred in Chatsworth, Queensburgh, Overport and Newlands. IPSS Medical Rescue's Paul Herbst says several people are still missing...
23
APR
1am

SAFM 7AM NEWS BULLETIN

The High Court in Johannesburg will today* hear an urgent application by disgruntled Free State ANC members to declare the party's Provincial List Congress held on the tenth December last year as unlawful and that the PEC convene Branch General meetings by no later than the 30th of this month. This is to nominate candidates for the Provincial and national legislatures. The group also want the PEC to reconvene the provincial list conference by not later than sixth of next month - just two days before the national elections. Furthermore they want IEC to accept their amended list. Disgruntled group spokesperson Monnapule Ntamo....
23
APR
12am

SAFM 6AM NEWS BULLETIN

The High Court in Johannesburg will today* hear an urgent application by disgruntled Free State ANC members to declare the party's Provincial List Congress held on the tenth December last year as unlawful and that the PEC convene Branch General meetings by no later than the 30th of this month. This is to nominate candidates for the Provincial and national legislatures. The group also want the PEC to reconvene the provincial list conference by not later than sixth of next month - just two days before the national elections. Furthermore they want IEC to accept their amended list. Disgruntled group spokesperson Monnapule Ntamo....

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