Sandisiwe Mbhele
Lifestyle Journalist
3 minute read
19 Jul 2021
5:04 am

Daily news update: Mandela Day, instigator arrests, Zuma arms deal trial today

Sandisiwe Mbhele

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President Cyril Ramaphosa inspects damage done at Jabulani Mall in Soweto, 18 July 2021, after the mall experienced rampant looting last week. The President took part in post-riot clean-up efforts and inspections of the various sites on Nelson Mandela Day. Picture: Michel Bega

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Violence acts not part of a society Nelson Mandela aspired to build – ANC

Every year the world joins in celebrating the life and times of late former president Nelson Mandela. The ANC and President Cyril Ramaphosa are doing their part in their celebrations on Sunday.

Ramaphosa is set to deliver a virtual Mandela memorial lecture as part of the ANC’s Mandela Day programme later this evening. In a statement, ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe said: “On this occasion, we urge South Africans to embrace Madiba’s values and honour his legacy through humanitarian acts and initiatives that acknowledge his never-ending quest to change the world for the better.

Bheki Cele gives update on instigators- ‘Three arrested more to come’

Bheki Cele gives update on instigators- 'Three arrested more to come'
Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Sunday the police have more names who they believe were involved in instigating the violence in KZN and Gauteng. Picture: Supplied

Police Minister Bheki Cele and his department are on the hunt for the instigators and failed insurrectionists after three arresting three people for allegedly orchestrating violence that swept through KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng last week.

Questioned by the media during his engagement with community members in Durban, Cele spoke about the available updates on any arrests on the instigators.

Zuma’s lawyers want arms deal trial to be postponed – report

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Former president Jacob Zuma in his home in Nkandla. Picture: AFP/Emmanuel Croset

Former president Jacob Zuma’s lawyers have reportedly filed an application for the postponement of his arms deal corruption trial.

The trial is due to be heard virtually on Monday morning in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. But according to a News24 report, Zuma’s lawyer, Bethuel Thusini, filed an application on Saturday afternoon for the case to be postponed.

Chiefs lost, so what’s next now? Baxter explains

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Amakhosi coach, Stuart Baxter was coy in answering the question around the rebuilding of the team ahead of the new season. Picture: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

There could be major changes in the Kaizer Chiefs playing personnel in the next few days after the Naturena side lost the Caf Champions League final to Al Ahly on Saturday.

Some of the Amakhosi players, including captain Bernard Parker had been given one month contract extensions with talks on further extensions expected to start next week.

Morikawa lifts Claret Jug as Oosthuizen slips to third

At just 24, Morikawa claimed his second major thanks to a bogey-free round of 66 to finish on 15 under par.

The American had never even played in links conditions until last week’s Scottish Open when he tied for 71st, the worst finish of his professional career.

Natasha Thahane can’t stop trolling Kaizer Chiefs after CAF loss

Natasha Thahane can't stop trolling Kaizer Chiefs after loss
Actress Natasha Thahane. Picture: Instagram, @Natashathahane

After making their relationship official, at first, denying it, actress Natasha Thahane who is coupled up with Orlando Pirates Thembinkosi Lorch, can’t help but show where her loyalties lie.

Kaizer Chiefs played CAF Champions League final against Al Ahly but lost 3-0.

Thahane wished the team good luck before the game, but she has hilariously hinted that she wasn’t supporting Amakhosi despite some of the nation coming together to do so.