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SAfm — A company owned by Professional Progressive Forum President, Mzwanele Manyi, will acquire the Gupta family's media assets. Manyi says he will finance the deal through vendor finance - meaning the deal will be financed through company's profits. Manyi says he will acquire both the ANN7 TV channel and The New Age newspaper for 450-million rand. Tshepo Mongoai has the details...
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SAfm — Judgement on the on the coffin assault case sitting at the high court in Middelburg, Mpumalanga has been reserved for Friday. Judge Segopotjo Mphahlele has acknowledged and accepted all the legal arguments from both the state and the defence team. The high court meanwhile has heard that Willem Oosthuizen had his cousin murdered on a farm in recent years. His lawyer, Wayne Gibbs says this is among other reasons why they reacted with anger when Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa threatened to kill their families. And state prosecutor, Robert Molokoane pleaded with the high court that the two accused to be found guilty on all seven counts of the charges. Abongile Dumako reports...
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SAfm — We look at the requirements for a coordinated industrial policy in SADC, what do we need to do differently to increase the chances of success. We also look at challenges relating to land reform and ownership, and lack of access to capital and finance, what are some of the other impediments to the successful establishment of a more inclusive agriculture sector with market commentator, Nerina Visser.
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SAfm — Four men who were allegedly found with human body parts appeared briefly in the Escourt Magistrate's Court in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on Tuesday. One of the four suspects confessed to cannibalism. Meanwhile Police in KwaZulu-Natal have given the assurance that more arrests are imminent in relation to a human body parts syndicate in Escort on the province's midlands. Nonkululeko Hlophe reports
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SAfm — SADC leaders have instructed the Electoral Commission in the DRC to publicise the revised electoral calendar that will take the country to the much anticipated elections. This is part of the resolutions of the 37th session of the SADC Summit which ended in Pretoria on Sunday. The two day meeting also approved the appointment of a former head of state as the special envoy to the trouble-torn southern African country. And as the SADC Chair, President Jacob Zuma will have to oversee the realisation of this resolution with a possibility of elections taking place next year. Our Presidential Correspondent Ntebo Mokobo has more.
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SAfm — Some political parties in Parliament have condemned the government's decision of granting diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe to answer charges of assault. The Department of International Relations (Dirco) at the weekend issued a statement confirming that Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane had indeed given Mugabe diplomatic immunity for the alleged assault of Gabriella Engels 2 weeks ago . Lulama Matya reports
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SAfm — Nineteen people have been killed and eleven others sustained serious injuries when their taxi crashed off the bridge at KwaXimba at Camperdown between Durban and Pirtermaritzburg. It is believed that the taxi was carrying 26 church members who were attending an unveiling ceremony of a tombstone of another church member in the area. Fanele Mhlongo and Nhlanhla Nxele report.
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SAfm — Some political parties in Parliament have condemned the government's decision of granting diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe to answer charges of assault. The Department of International Relations (Dirco) yesterday issued a statement confirming that Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane had indeed given Mugabe diplomatic immunity for the alleged assault of Gabriella Engels 2 weeks ago .
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SAfm — Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has faced a barrage of criticism after returning home from South Africa, where she is accused on assault. Mugabe left the country in the early hours of yesterday morning alongside President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe allegedly attacked Gabriella Engels at a hotel in Sandton.Mugabe has been given a diplomatic immunity by the South African government.
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SAfm — The IFP says it wants the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoane-Mashabane to be summoned to Parliament to explain the reasons for granting Zimbabzwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. A number of political parties in Parliament have condemned Nkoane-Mashabe's decision of granting Grace diplomatic immunity. Mugabe is accused of assaulting model Gabriella Engels in a hotel in Sandton, north of Johannesburg.
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SAfm — We look at the 37th SADC summit took place in Pretoria over the weekend, but was arguably overshadowed by the focus on Grace Mugabe's diplomatic immunity and the stand-off between SAA and Air Zimbabwe, the BRICS bank is expected to focus more on infrastructure finance, yet its promised loan to Eskom has now been put on ice, we look at the reasons behind this with market commentator, Nerina Visser." Coming back to the stand-off between SAA and Air Zimbabwe, it is still unsure if this was related to the diplomatic spat or not, but what we do know is that both these airlines are currently experiencing financial difficulties. State airlines are not something that will be funded by the BRICS bank, so where to next for SAA?
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SAfm — Veteran journalist, photographer and SABC's Radio News Johannesburg Assignment Editor, Zola Ntutu has died. Ntutu was found dead at his apartment in Kennilworth south of Johannesburg. He had been ill for some time. He joined the SABC in the early nineties as a reporter. Ntutu also covered the truth and Reconciliation Commission. His brother Eric Ntutu says the family is still shocked..