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Daily News Update – August 24, 2022

National shutdown: Here’s what you need to know

A national shutdown is expected to affect several areas in various cities across South Africa on Wednesday.

Federation of Trade Unions Kosata key labor ally of the African National Congress (ANC), plans to bring the country to a standstill.

It says friends are ready to take to the streets against rising fuel and food prices and constant power outages.

The union outlined its plans to shut down the economy in a bid to force the government to acknowledge the socio-economic crisis facing millions of South Africans.

Gupta’s informant, Witze’s teacher, has died

Former MP Vytjie Mentor pictured during the State Capture Commission of Inquiry meeting in Johannesburg on August 29, 2018. Photo: Refilwe Modise

Former Member of Parliament Vitzi Mentor died after a long illness. Action SA leader Herman Mashaba confirmed Mentor’s death in a statement.

The party says that Mentor has been ill for some time.

“Her family called us this morning to tell us that she had died of the disease after months of hospitalisation.

“It should not be forgotten that Vytjie Mentor was the first to sound the alarm about what we call today ‘state capture’.

Hope for job seekers as employment opportunities increase in Q2

Those looking for work
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Stats SA’s Quarterly Labor Force Survey (QLFS) has offered a ray of hope to job seekers for the second quarter of this year.

A survey released on Tuesday showed that 648,000 people were hired in the second quarter of 2022.

This follows an increase of 370,000 hires from the first quarter.

The statistics are promising for job seekers because it means job opportunities are on the rise.

The largest increase in the number of new workers was recorded in public and social services (276 thousand), followed by trade (169 thousand), finance (128 thousand) and construction (104 thousand).

A decrease in employment was recorded in industry (73,000) and transport (54,000).

Malema: EFF ‘never tires’ of calling for Ramaphosa and Gadongwana to resign

EFF CIC Julius Malema speaks during a press briefing held by the EFF at their headquarters at the Winnie Mandela House in Gandhi Square on August 23, 2022. Photo: Neil McCartney / The Citizen

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Leader Julius Malema says his party will continue to seek the ouster of President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Enoch Gadongwana over two major scandals surrounding their political careers.

Ramaphosa is being investigated by the country’s law enforcement agencies over allegations that he was involved in an elaborate cover-up of the theft of foreign currency from his Phala Phala farm in Limpopo two years ago.

Carab Makoen’s killer, Sandile Mantsoe, is facing fraud charges

Sandile Mantsoe, the killer of Karabo Makoen, has been charged with fraud.

Convicted killer Sandile Kagis Montsoe has been summoned from Bloemfontein prison after a Hawks investigation linked him to an investment scam in Evanderi, Mpumalanga.

As of 2018, the 33-year-old man is serving 35 years in prison for brutally murdering his then-girlfriend Carab McCohen.

An investigation is underway into the Trillion Dollar Legacy investment scheme, of which he is the sole owner.

Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Dineo captain Lucy Sekgotodi said Mantsoe was summoned and appeared in the Evander Regional Court on Monday.

Moshe Ndiki has been praised by other celebrities after a physical fight with a gossip blogger

Moshe Ndiki beats Musa Khawula

Actor, TV presenter and social media sensation Moshe Ndiki has been showered with praise from celebrities and fans alike after gossip blogger Musa Khawula revealed they were involved in a physical altercation.

The row came after the gossip blogger took to Twitter to share an announcement about Moshe’s new pet, along with a dark note about the state of his troubled relationship with his late husband, Fela Bala.

“Moshe Ndiki welcomes his new dog Sulizinyembezi Ndiki. This comes after his husband Felo Bala left their matrimonial lease of the flat. Since then, Moshe Ndiki decided to become a dog father. He can’t act either, right?” Musa wrote on Twitter.

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