East Coast Radio Newswatch

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East Coast Radio Newswatch is the Durban-based station's independent news team. We are KZN’s trusted news source from dawn to dusk. 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.
23
MAY
3pm
President Jacob will no longer be allowed to speak at Cosatu events. The trade union federation’s General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says the decision was made during a special central committee, which analysed the events at its main May Day rally in Mangaung. On Workers Day President Zuma was jeered and heckled before he could address the main rally in the Free State. The event was subsequently cancelled. Clashes also broke out between supporters and opponents of President Zuma.
23
MAY
2pm
A man - believed to be in his 20s - has died following what's believed to be an attempted hijacking on the N3 just before the Liberty Mall turnoff in Pietermaritzburg. Details are sketchy but according to ER24's Russel Meiring, his body was found lying underneath a highway barrier.
23
MAY
6am
Nineteen people have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the northwest English city of Manchester. There were scenes of panic as Grande's audience of youthful fans fled the 21 000-capacity venue after what eyewitnesses described as a "huge bomb-like bang" in the foyer area at the end of the concert.
22
MAY
3pm
The formal bail application of the Sydenham teacher - accused of sexually grooming a 14-year-old pupil - has been postponed after the State had a problem locating the docket this morning. The 33-year-old man made his second appearance in the Durban Magistrate's Court... only to be told the application could not go ahead as the investigating officer was also not present.