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The Czech who made the news

THE week started on a sombre note with the death of Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Nkosiphendule Kosilile, his bodyguard and driver.

The three died in horror car accident at about 4.30am on 20 July in the Free State. They were en route to the Eastern Cape to attend a funeral.

But it is Czech national Radovan Krejcir, whose name has always been linked with the underworld, who deservedly earns the newsmaker of the week.

Krejcir escaped unharmed on Wednesday when guns fitted to a car were activated by remote control in a parking lot. It also emerged that his business premises had been broken into a few days before the alleged attempted murder.

In other news, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said he had never thought of quitting politics despite continuing death threats made against him. If only Vavi could find out who wants him dead and reveal where and how he received such information.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said making public her report on the R206m upgrade of President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence would require further consideration as the information contained in the Department of Public Works report on the issue remained classified.

A few words for the President: only people with skeletons in their closets keep their doors locked at all times.

Former Chief Justice Pius Langa died on Wednesday morning at the age of 74 at the Milpark Hospital. Rest in peace Chief Justice, a great man and proud South African.

New Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha promised to root out corruption, but was exposed badly for lying about his business interests.

He denied being a businessman, but an investigation by The Star newspaper revealed he was an active co-director of New Era Life Insurance, the same company in which the late controversial businessman Sandi Majali owned shares.

Happy weekend everyone.

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