East Coast Radio Newswatch

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East Coast Radio Newswatch is the independent Durban-based radio station's news team. We are KwaZulu-Natal’s trusted news source with a focus on local, breaking news. Our bulletins run from 6am until 6pm, Monday to Friday. On weekends and public holidays you can catch our news updates from 7am until 12pm. © East Coast Radio.

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22
MAY
10am

Newswatch @ 4pm

Thandi Modise has been elected the Speaker of the National Assembly in the sixth Parliament. She earned 250 votes from the House. The matter had to go to a vote after the DA nominated Thembekile Majola to contest the position. Thembekile Majola received 83 votes. There were 17 spoilt ballots.
22
MAY
9am

Newswatch @ 3pm

The new Speaker of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, Nontembeko Boyce says she is prepared to work even harder as the new speaker. Boyce takes over from Lydia Johnson, who served as the speaker of the legislature since 2013. The former Chief Whip says she is prepared to work even harder as the new speaker.
22
MAY
8am

Newswatch @ 2pm

Three men accused of the murder of ANC councillor, Sindiso Magaqa remain behind bars after they were denied bail. Magaqa who was a former Secretary-General of the ANC Youth League - died months after being shot in an ambush in Umzimkhulu two years ago. Sibonelo Myeza, Mbulelo Mpofana and Mxolisi Ncalane were in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate's Court yesterday.
22
MAY
7am

Newswatch @ 1pm

The Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal are now investigating the murder of two Durban metro officers, who were gunned down near Phoenix on Monday night. Members of the Organised Crime Unit will be joining the SAPS and the eThekwini Metro Police Officers - who are hunting for the two suspects.
22
MAY
6am

Newswatch @ 12pm

The ANC's Provincial Chairperson, Sihle Zikalala has been officially elected premier of Kwazulu-Natal in the KZN Legislature in Pietermaritzburg. Zikalala earlier accepted the nomination which was confirmed by KZN Judge President Achmat Jappie. In his acceptance speech, Zikalala thanked members of the House and President Cyril Ramaphosa for having confidence in him.
22
MAY
5am

Newswatch @ 11am

Police in KZN remain on the scene of a violent protest that erupted in the early hours of this morning near Murchison - south of the province. Traffic is currently diverted through - Port Edward and Nyandezulu.
22
MAY
4am

Newswatch @ 10am

This is the trending story across the country. Deputy President, David Mabuza won't be sworn in as an MP for the 6th democratic Parliament today. The ANC says in a statement that Mabuza asked for a postponement which the party granted. It says the postponement was requested in the wake of a report by the ANC Integrity Commission.
22
MAY
3am

Newswatch @ 9am

Parliament says it is all set for today's proceedings. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will swear in 400 MPs making their way into the National Assembly this morning.
22
MAY
2am

Newswatch @ 8am

Prosecutors, in the Jacob Zuma corruption case, are set to argue tomorrow on why a permanent stay of prosecution for the former president and French arms manufacturer, Thales, is out of the question.
22
MAY
1am

Newswatch @ 7am

A police manhunt is under way for the shooters involved in yesterday's Inanda murders. The bodies of four men were found in a home.
22
MAY
12am

Newswatch @ 6am

Parliament stands ready to welcome a host of returning and new MPs. They will be sworn in by the Chief Justice today.

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