November 22, 2017

News:

Heads have to roll over SABC mess, says ANC MP

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There was also a concern raised by Scopa chairperson Themba Godi that documents had been destroyed at the SAB The knives are out for acting chief executive of the SABC James Aguma, with the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) calling for his suspension over the mess at the SABC. Members of Scopa on Wednesday accused Aguma of skipping the meeting to avoid having to explain the illegal appointment of a firm to investigate irregular expenditure of R5.1 billion at the public broadcaster. They said he could “run but cannot hide”, and they wanted him to account for the illegal…

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Xhariep health shock

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Urgent action needed as critical shortages of staff, cleaning equipment, transport for patients, as well as poor maintenance of infrastructure persist . . .  The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has urged the Free State Department of Health to prioritise the recruitment of critical staff at its facilities in the Xhariep District to ensure better delivery of services. The call comes following a three-day visit to the district which ended yesterday (Thursday), by a delegation of the NCOP Social Cluster to various health centres across the district to assess the situation and make recommendations on how operations can be improved….

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4 nabbed for DJ murder

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Police have arrested four people for the murder of former Generations actor and Jozi FM DJ Mandla Hlatshwayo, who was shot and killed during a robbery in Soweto on Sunday night. SAPS spokesperson Athlenda Mathe confirmed the arrests, saying, “As the SAPS we are pleased to report that our members have effected the arrest of four people in connection with the murder of Mandla Hlatswayo and another man in Soweto over the weekend.” He noted, “We can confirm that during the arrest, police also seized a firearm and mandrax tablets. Investigations into the matter continues,” Mathe said. Earlier, Acting National…

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