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Easter road traffic stats and Senzo Meyiwa murder trial

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Every day information replace 29 April

Mbalula says ‘peculiar circumstances’ led to fewer deaths on street throughout Easter

Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has introduced that 162 individuals died on South Africa’s roads throughout the Easter weekend in comparison with 235 final yr.

The minister was briefing the media on Thursday on the Grasmere Toll Plaza.

Mbalula mentioned the nation has come from an Easter interval characterised by “peculiar circumstances” that impacted the journey patterns of holidaymakers and the division’s Easter street security marketing campaign.

He mentioned the circumstances of this yr’s Easter interval additionally had an influence on the variety of automobiles that had been concerned in street crashes and within the quantity of people that died on the street.

Breaking: Senzo Meyiwa homicide trial defence advocate Malesela Teffo arrested

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Dramatic scenes unfolded simply as court docket proceedings within the Senza Meyiwa homicide trial adjourned on Thursday.

Police arrived on the courtroom to arrest advocate Malesela Teffo, who’s representing 4 of the suspects within the homicide trial.

It’s understood that Teffo is being arrested as a result of he had missed a earlier court docket look.

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Courtroom had adjourned for a month and can resume on 30 Could.

Sifisokuhle Ntuli, Muzikawukhulelwa Sthemba Sibiya, Bongani Sandiso Ntanzi, Mthobisi Prince Ncube, and Mthokoziseni Ziphozonke Maphisa who’re charged with murdering the Bafana Bafana captain in Vosloorus in 2014, will stay behind bars till the following look.

State seize fee granted yet one more extension

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Chair of fee, Decide Raymond Zondo in 2020. Photograph: Gallo Photographs/Sowetan/Veli Nhlapo

The Fee of Inquiry into Allegations of State Seize on Wednesday morning was granted an extension of six weeks.

This would be the fee’s eighth extension since its institution in 2018.

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the chairperson of the fee, approached the Pretoria Excessive Courtroom final week looking for yet one more extension of the inquiry in order that it might finalise its work.

There was no opposition to the extension.

SABC appoints Moshoeshoe Monare as information chief after Magopeni’s axing

SABC appoints Moshoeshoe Monare as news chief
Basic views of the SABC (South African Broadcasting Company) constructing in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 18 November 2020. Image: Michel Bega

The state owned SABC has appointed Moshoeshoe Monare as the brand new group government for information and present affairs.

Monare takes over from Phathiswa Magopeni, who was fired earlier this yr after she was discovered responsible of misconduct.

In a assertion on Thursday, the SABC mentioned Monare would take over his new position efficient from 1 June 2022.

Monare has 25 years of expertise within the media business and is at present the managing director of operations and company providers at Area Holdings.

WATCH: Putin warns of ‘lightning response’ to intervention in Ukraine

Putin warns of 'lightning response' to intervention in Ukraine
Russia President Vladimir Putin offers a speech at a gathering of advisory council of the Russian parliament in Saint Petersburg on 27 April 2022. Photograph: Alexey DANICHEV / SPUTNIK / AFP

President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that if another nation intervenes in Moscow’s army operation in Ukraine, Russia will launch a quick-fire army response.

Talking to lawmakers, Putin mentioned that “if anybody units out to intervene within the present occasions from the skin and creates unacceptable threats for us which can be strategic in nature, they need to know that our response… will likely be lightning-fast”.

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