News24 | The Story

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This weekly news podcast by News24, takes listeners on a journey into the newsroom and to the heart of the week’s biggest story. Every week, journalists from our newsroom are interviewed, about a story that dominated headlines. During these intimate and candid conversations, the listener is given tasty titbits about the week’s biggest story. We also speak to the newsmakers as well as experts on the matter.

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The Story | DNA evidence crucial in Krugersdorp gang rape case

More than 80 people appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court this week in connection with a gang rape in Krugersdorp, but none of the accused has been directly linked to the rapes as yet.

Instead, they are being charged with being in the country illegally.

The case was postponed to 10 August, for an identity parade to be held.

The Story | Whistleblower Babita Deokaran's murder and what she tried t

To uncover the truth behind the brutal murder of whistleblower Babita Deokaran, News24's investigative team tried to expose what the chief accountant for the Gauteng health department had raised concerns about.

Deokaran was murdered outside her home in the south of Johannesburg in August 2021 after dropping her daughter off at school.

In a special exposé this week, News24 reported that Deokaran had tried to stop R100 million in dodgy payments and flagged nearly R850 million in other suspicious transactions to the Gauteng health department shortly before she was murdered.

The Story | What is behind the increase in mass shootings in SA?

A brutal mass shooting at a tavern in Soweto last week bought South Africa's gun laws and the issue of illegal weapons into the spotlight.

A total of 16 people were killed in the shooting in Orlando East, Soweto.

In a separate incident in Pietermaritzburg, just a few hours before the Soweto attack, four people were shot dead in a tavern.

The Story | Will days stay dark as Eskom battles?

Last week, South Africa was plunged into stage 6 load shedding, honing the attention of an already frustrated country onto Eskom and the figures of authority in charge of the state power utility, looking for answers and accountability.

An illegal wage strike by Eskom workers further strained the failing infrastructure, increasing the load shedding burden.

PODCAST | The Story: Flashing cash - Tracking Ramaphosa's 'robber' and his spending spree

'Farmgate' has gripped the nation's attention and News24's investigative journalists are leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of the truth. It's been nearly a month since the allegations against President Ramaphosa were brought into the spotlight by former spy boss Arthur Fraser. This week on The Story we'll talk to Jeff Wicks who tells us about his investigation into the prime suspect's expensive spending habits.

The Story | Teen who murdered his mother gets 25-years behind bars

In early 2020, 18-year-old Ruan van Heerden attacked his adoptive parents in their home in Pretoria.

He stabbed his mother 36 times while co-accused Carlson Phelps beat his father with a golf club.

On Tuesday, Van Heerden was charged with murder in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court where he received a 25-year sentence.

Phelps is set to appear in court on 7 June.

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