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Daily News Update: November 1st
Finetown: “How do you shoot a man selling chicken feet?” – Whole
Police Minister Bheki Chele on Monday addressed the Finetown shooting and wanted to know how street vendors selling chicken feet can be robbed.
Six people have been confirmed dead and five injured in a mass shooting in Finetown, Ennerdale, on Sunday.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier General Brenda Muridilli, the suspects were allegedly trying to rob street vendors selling chicken feet.
Muridili later confirmed that three men and one woman died at the scene, while two women succumbed to their injuries in hospital.
Five other people – four men and one woman – were also treated for gunshot wounds.
Mkhwanazi refused bail, sex worker murder case continues
Sifisa Mkhwanazi, 20, arrested in connection with the murders of six sex workers, applied for bail in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning before changing his mind on the matter midway.
Mkhwanazi was arrested after six bodies were found in a building in Johannesburg earlier this month.
To date, Mkhwanazi has only been charged with one count of murder, as the state does not yet have enough evidence to link him to the others.
Mkhwanazi appeared before a magistrate on Monday but refused his bail application.
The case is ongoing and he will be charged with one count of murder.
Ramaphosa appoints Imtiaz Fazel as the country’s new inspector general of spies
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Imtiaz Ahmed Fazel as the new Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI).
He will begin his new role on November 1, 2022.
Fazel succeeds former IGI Setlhomamaru Isaac Dintwe, whose term expired on March 15, 2022.
The Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) began the interviews in early February, ahead of the end of Dintwe’s term. The post office received 25 applications.
In September, Parliament approved Fazel’s appointment under Section 7(1) of the Intelligence Oversight Act.
“Benchmark for Breakfast radio” is a tribute to Jeremy Mansfield
Tributes are being paid to the late radio and media legend Jeremy Mansfield.
Mansfield died early Monday morning after losing his battle with liver cancer. He was 59.
Radio station HOT 102.7FM joined the fans and colleagues to mourn the death of the star.
In a statement, the radio station highlighted his charity projects such as HOT FM’s Hot Cares Christmas, a project that has changed the lives of many less fortunate people.
Lloyd Madurai, managing director of HOT102.7FM, said Mansfield changed the radio landscape “and set the benchmark for many other radio hosts who came after him.”
The Sundowns Ladies coach is hoping to start the Caf Champions League campaign on a positive note
Mamelodi Sundowns will begin their Caf Women’s Champions League defense with a clash against Bayesla Queens at the Grand Stade de Marrakesh in Morocco on Monday.
Coach Jerry Tshabalala knows teams will be looking for a scalp but he is aiming for a positive start.
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Tshabalala’s Sundowns Ladies won the Women’s Champions League in its inaugural edition last year after a stellar performance at the continental tournament.
Banyana Ba Style went on to win the competition undefeated, winning all their group stage matches and advancing to the finals without conceding a goal.
This time around, Tshabalala knows things are likely to change, but they will be looking to repeat what they did last year.