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Daily News Update: September 24

The NPA will not prosecute Godongwana in the sexual assault case

The National Prosecutor’s Office (NPA) has refused to prosecute Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in the sexual assault case against him.

“The decision was made after a careful assessment of all the available evidence and after consultation with the applicant, who clearly did not wish to proceed with the case, despite being offered all the necessary support available to applicants in cases of this nature,” a regional spokeswoman said. Monica’s NPA. Nyuswa in a statement on Friday.

Earlier this month, a sexual harassment case was filed in Skukuza, Mpumalanga, after a hotel masseuse claimed the assault took place in Gadongwana’s hotel room during a private visit to the Kruger National Park.

Magashule: “Once I’m nominated, no one can stop me”

The General Secretary of the African National Congress (ANC), Ace Magashule, has been suspended. Image: Gallo

Despite the charges brought against him, he was dismissed African National Congress (ANC) General Secretary Ace Magashule said he will be nominated and elected during the party’s upcoming 55th National Electoral Conference in December.

Magashule addressed the media ahead of a pre-trial conference at the Bloemfontein High Court on Friday morning.

Magashule and his 16 co-accused face more than 70 charges, including theft, corruption and money laundering, related to a 2014 tender to remove asbestos from homes in the Free State worth 255 million rand.

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a shooting at a Soweto pub

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a shooting at a Soweto pub
The scene of a shooting at a tavern that killed at least 15 people. Emazulweni Tavern at Nomzama Park in Soweto on July 10, 2022. Photo: Neil McCartney/The Citizen

Gauteng Police have confirmed that two suspects linked to a shooting incident in Nomzama in July 2022 have been arrested.

One of the suspects was arrested in Johannesburg on Thursday by the National Criminal Intelligence Service, who was later linked to the Soweto pub shooting.

“The suspect has been handed over to the Gauteng Homicide and Robbery Squad for further processing. He then led the team to one of his accomplices who was arrested in the Northern Cape on 23 September 2022,” Brigadier Brenda Muridilli said.

There is no light at the end of the load-shedding tunnel as Eskom announces milestones for the weekend

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There is no light at the end of the offloading tunnel for South Africans. Eskom announced on Friday that the Stage 5 blackout would last until at least 5am on Saturday, after which Stage 4 would cut off consumers until 5am on Sunday.

The Stage 3 power outage is expected to last through the end of next week, the utility said in a statement. Eskom said in a statement: “We currently have 5,839MW on scheduled maintenance and a further 15,745MW of capacity unavailable due to outages.”

According to the Eskom Se Push app, South Africans have enjoyed 72 days of power outages this year. We are currently on day 266 of 2022. This is exactly 27%, almost a third of the entire year that the country had to deal with load shedding.

Sundowns explain Kermit Erasmus’ exit

Mamelodi Sundowns have announced that they have terminated the contract of Kermit Erasmus. (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Kermit Erasmus has joined Orlando Pirates as a free agent after his contract with Mamelodi Sundowns was terminated on deadline day.

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This was revealed by Sundowns on Friday after Pirates announced the capture of Erasmus on a two-year deal earlier in the day.

“Mamelodi Sundowns have parted ways with Kermit Romeo Erasmus, who joined the Brazilians in October 2020,” Sundowns said in a statement.

“I’m actually really confused,” Pearl Toozi responds to the snide video

the pearl thus relieves the strain
Pearl Tusi is tired of South Africa being run by “gangsters”. Photo: Instagram

Actress and media personality Pearl Tusi, who has often been shamed on social media, has caused a lot of concern and grief after a video that went viral shows her longtime friend DJ Zinhle chasing her away from the DJ booth while she was working.

The DJ has since explained what was actually going on in the clip, and Toozi has also spoken out about it.

“I’m actually very confused. I thought obviously you were busy and I just decided to get out of the way. How it got to this point is beyond me. Wild. We had so much fun this time,” Pearl tweeted in response to DJ Zinhle dropping a public narrative surrounding the video.

“Thanks for your concern guys, it means a lot. It’s appreciated, but I’m really fine,” she added.

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