May 29, 2017

Killer dad a suicide risk, court rules

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A Spanish dentist accused of killing his three-year-old twins in a rented Cape Town holiday home is in a fragile mental and physical state, the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court heard on Wednesday. Lawyer William Booth said he and psychiatrist Tuviah Zabow visited Mario-César Deus Yela, 48, at the hospital section of Pollsmoor prison at the weekend. “He has potential suicide tendencies. I am worried about his emotional state and his physical well-being,” said Booth. He said they would not go ahead at this stage with an application to have him assessed by a panel of psychiatrists. Zabow would first write a…

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Zuma to launch special economic zone

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Developments in the multi-billion rand project Maluti-a-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ) to be launch by President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday next week are an advance stage, with more international investors showing interest. Zuma is expected to launch the project in Tshiame, Harrismith, in the Eastern Free State where he will be joined by trade and industry minister Rob Davies and his deputy Gratitude Magwanishe, as well as Free State Premier Ace Magashule A Chinese delegation has already visited the Tshiame area where the project will be carried out in order to identify options on their investment. Consul General of the…

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Zuma gets full backing

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As calls for anti-Zuma marches are dismissed Party says confident with reshuffled cabinet The ANC in the Free State and the ANC Youth League have dismissed as ill-advised, calls by the opposition and some civic organisations for President Jacob Zuma to step down, saying the ruling party had full confidence in its leader. In what has been described as a misdirected and futile exercise, some senior ANC members last week joined the opposition and civic organisations and called on the president to resign after he reshuffled cabinet and the eventual downgrade of the country’s credit rating to junk status by…

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