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12
JUL
6am

Massive joint operation between SANDF and SAPS in the gang-infested Cape Flats

A massive joint operation between the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the South African Police Services (SAPS) is set to get under way in the gang-infested Cape Flats, Western Cape. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa approved a request for the deployment of the SANDF following a sharp increase in murders in the city of Cape Town. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to ur reporter, Carmel Roberts, Deputy Chairperson of the Mitchell's Plein Resident Association, Michael Jacobs and Spokesperson of the Department of Defence, Siphiwe Dlamini...
11
JUL
6am

Eskom has appealed to communities to stop illegal connections

Eskom has appealed to communities to stop illegal connections. There is an increasing number of repeated equipment failures in some areas, particularly in Gauteng. These illegal connections have resulted in failure of transformers and mini-substations which has been increased by meter tampering, electricity theft and vandalism of infrastructure. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Dikatso Mothae, Eskom spokesperson...
11
JUL
6am

Supporters of Ethekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede arrested on charges of public violence

A group supporting Ethekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede earlier blocked Doctor Pixley KaSeme Street - formerly West Street - in front of the Durban City Hall demanding that Gumede resumes her duties as mayor. Some of the protesters were arrested after the police used stun grenades to disperse the crowd. Mzo Dube - the spokesperson for ANC members supporting Ethekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede - is among the people who have been arrested on charges of public violence. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Mzo Dube - the spokesperson for ANC members supporting Ethekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede and our reporter, Vusi Makhosini..
09
JUL
6am

The NPA has withdrawn racketeering charges against former Hawks General Johan Booysen

National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi has withdrawn racketeering charges against former Hawks General Johan Booysen and several current and former officers. Batohi took the decision after appointing a panel to review the racketeering authorisations and provide her with a legal opinion. Booysen had been charged by former NPA bosses Nomgcobo Jiba and Shaun Abrahams. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Bulelwa Makeke, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson
09
JUL
6am

Western Cape murder rate has risen by 23% compared to this time last year

A decisive plan to address the ongoing murders in Cape Town is expected to be discussed during meeting with Police Minister Bheki Cele and ministers in the justice cluster today. Western Cape murder rate has risen by 23% compared to this time last year. Over the weekend 11 people were murdered in Philippi East. Two others were also murdered in Hanover Park on the Cape Flats. Cele visited Philippi East yesterday following the bloodshed. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Albert Fritz, the Western Cape provincial Minister of Community Safety
04
JUL
6am

Homeless man dies after being turned away at the Tshwane District Hospital

A 21-year-old woman has given birth on the street with the help of some residents after being turned away at the Ngwaabe clinic outside Jane Furse in Limpopo. The incident happened on Saturday morning after the woman, whose identity is being protected, was told by security guards that the clinic does not operate on weekends. Meanwhile, a homeless man died on the steps of theTshwane District Hospital on Tuesday night, after he was allegedly refused emergency services as he was dirty and stank. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to DA's Gauteng Spokesperson on Social Development, Crezane Bosch and Gauteng District Health Chief Director, Mothomone Pitsi
21
JUN
7am

President Cyril Ramaphosa pledges 230 billion-rand of support for the ailing power utility Eskom

Economists say President Cyril Ramaphosa should be judged by how well he coordinate and implement plans announced in his state of the nation address. President Ramaphosa's SONA speech emphasised the need for economic growth and job creation, good governance and the importance to address Eskom's crisis. Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to ensure the speed up of the release of the 230 billion-rand of support for the ailing power utility Eskom. Will throwing money at Eskom, solve the utililty crisis and the country's energy problems. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to energy analyst and managing director at EE Publishers Chris Yelland...
21
JUN
7am

DENOSA concerned about overcrowding in Gauteng hospitals

Health workers union, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) has raised concerns about overcrowing at hospitals in Gauteng. The Union has called on it's members not to care for more than the number of patients that they can manage, as this could lead to litigation. Tembisa and Kopanong hospitals have since admitted that their facilities are overcrowded due to the increasing demand for healthcare services. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Chairperson of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA), Simpiwe Gada and Gauteng Health Department HOD, Professor Mkhululi Lukhele
20
JUN
7am

Democratic Alliance says that they have always felt that Zuma should be held liable to pay his legal fees

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed former President, Jacob Zuma's request to appeal against the finding that he was not entitiled to state funding. The high court has now instructed the state attorney to take steps and recover the money. The Democratic Alliance says that they have always felt that Zuma 'Should be held liable to pay his legal fees', and they feel that justice has been served. Krivani Pillay spoke to James Selfe, Da's federal executive chairperson

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