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Jun 1 10 tweets 3 min read
Cilliers Brink, Tshwane Executive Mayor and Senzo Mchunu, Minister of Water and Sanitation are holding a media briefing to update the public on interventions in the Hammanskraal water crisis. #CholeraOutbreak

This briefing is a follow-up from last week. twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Senzo Mchunu, Minister of Water and Sanitation, said he was approached earlier this month in Cape Town by Cilliers Brink, Tshwane Mayor over issues on upgrades to the Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment plant.

Mchunu said this shows Brink’s willingness to work together. TCG
Jun 1 19 tweets 11 min read
#DrNandiphaMagudumana has appointed Advocate Anton #Katz to deal with her Free State High Court urgent application to declare her arrest and deportation in Tanzania unlawful. Katz is considered a leading expert in the field of international law. Image #Katz is arguing that Magudumana's deportation was in fact a "disguised extradition" as there was "collusion between SA and the Tanzanian officials to hand the person over." He says it was clearly an extradition and not a deportation according to international law.
May 31 4 tweets 2 min read
Health minister Joe Phaahla gives an update on the health department’s efforts to tackle Cholera. AR Image Phaahla says there have not been reports of new cholera related deaths in Tshwane, but the number of confirmed cases now sits at 99. He says only two people have succumbed to the disease in the last seven days.
May 31 5 tweets 3 min read

This morning we’re at the Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute where parents of the five deceased school children will identify their children’s bodies. Western Cape Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo just arrived to support the parents @NtuthuzeloNene twitter.com/i/web/status/1… The children died in a car accident in Mitchells Plain yesterday when the bakkie transporting them to school rolled multiple times and hit a traffic light. The driver has been arrested on a culpable homicide charge and will appear in court tomorrow @NtuthuzeloNene
May 30 15 tweets 6 min read
Cilliers Brink, Tshwane Executive Mayor, is hosting a media briefing on the latest water test results in Hammanskraal.

The Pretoria north town has been the epicentre of the #CholeraOutbreak

Brink is joined by several other municipal officials. TCG ImageImage Cilliers Brink, Tshwane Executive Mayor, says the #CholeraOutbreak has led to a breach of trust between government and communities.

He said they are working hard to mend that trust. TCG
May 18 10 tweets 2 min read
Back in the Joburg High Court today for the final day of #RamaphosaVsZuma. Advocate Dali Mpofu - for Zuma - is still addressing the court. He's now addressing the standing issue. BW
— Ramaphosa is cited in the challenge he's brought to his private prosecution as "The Preisdent of the Republic of South Africa".
May 18 5 tweets 3 min read
[WATCH] Deputy president @PaulMashatile, is today conducting oversight visits in parts of the eThekwini metro where the @kzngov and @eThekwiniM as part of the roll-out of the District Development Model DDM. @_NMabaso The DP is starting his day in Ntshongweni, west of Durban where a Catalytic Project site, where a smart city is being constructed between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, alongside the N3 Highway. @_NMabaso
May 18 14 tweets 8 min read
We are back in the Pretoria High Court for the #SenzoMeyiwaTrial

Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela will hand down a ruling on the live broadcast of the next witness’ testimony.
@motso_modise #SenzoMeyiwatrial After Teffo's exit, Judge Maumela is now handing down judgement. @motso_modise
May 17 4 tweets 2 min read
#EnlitAfrica2023 #Day2 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, is set to address delegates at Enlit Africa. KB Mantashe addresses universal access to electricity.
May 17 17 tweets 3 min read
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has been scathing of Andre de Ruyter’s book, which he hasn’t read.

He says de Ruyter has taken the country back to “swart gevaar” tactics. LD Image Gordhan tells Parliament's Scopa that he is not on trial here.

"I've done nothing wrong. The culprits can come here and account for themselves."

Gordhan says he doesn't want to be "pilloried" in certain quarters.

May 17 19 tweets 12 min read
#SenzoMeyiwatrial Bongani Ntanzi is the last accused to arrive. We are about to start any minute now.

The court will determine a way forward on an application by a concealed witness to stop live broadcasting of the trial. @motso_modise #SenzoMeyiwatrial Disbarred Advocate Malesla Teffo arrives @motso_modise Image
May 17 13 tweets 3 min read
In the High Court in Joburg today for the challenge President #CyrilRamaphosa has brought to the private proseuction former president #JacobZuma has brought against him. The former president has just arrived at court. BW Proceedings have kicked off, with advocate Ngwako Maentje SC - for the President - addressing the court. He’s currently addressing Zuma’s argument that Ramaphosa doesn’t have standing to bring the application in his capacity as President, as opposed to his personal capacity.
May 16 4 tweets 2 min read
#SingaporeStateVisit The ceremonial guard officially kicking off proceedings at Parliament today, for the visit of the Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. LD A gun salute being fired from the Noon Gun for the arrival of the heads of state. LD
May 16 19 tweets 10 min read
Zolile Cornelius #Sekeleni (#DrNandipha Magudumana's father) arrives in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.

He is accused 2 in the ongoing #ThaboBesterEscape case. He is the only accused out on bail after being granted bail of R10k. @orrin417 JUST IN| Both #ThaboBester and #DrNandipha Magudumana will appear virtually this morning while the 6 other accused in the matter of Besters escape will appear in person at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. Bester is being detained at Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria.
May 16 8 tweets 3 min read
#EnlitAfrica2023 The first day of power - and energy conference, Enlit Africa, is set to get underway at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this morning. KB Image The conference also features an exhibition component, where over 250 exhibitors will showcase the latest in energy technology. ImageImage
May 15 6 tweets 4 min read
The @MYANC National Working Committee (NWC), is now briefing the media in Durban following its 4 day visit to KwaZulu-Natal. Party secretary general @MbalulaFikile, will be speaking to the media just now. @_NMabaso ImageImage The NWC visit was to assess the party and governance issues. #ANCNWC
May 15 4 tweets 2 min read
Acting Joburg mayor Kenny Kunene alongside members of the mayoral committee will be issuing warnings to Hillbrow residents living in dilapidated buildings. They will also be raiding scrap yards and buildings where drugs are sold. @Alpha_Mero25 Kunene gets into a heated exchange with the caretaker of Park Lane flat who is refusing to disclose the owners of the property.
May 15 9 tweets 2 min read
@EFFSouthAfrica will this afternoon brief the media on the outcomes of its Central Command Meeting held over the weekend Image EFF leader Julius Malema starts briefing. Says any EFF member found to be holding secret meetings with service providers will be dealt with.
May 12, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
#ParliamentFire Suspected Parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe, is set to make another appearance at the Cape Town Magistrates Court this morning. KB #ParliamentFire Mafe faces four charges relating to the blaze that gutted Parliament’s National Assembly Building earlier this year.
May 12, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
#SASSA The South African Social Security Agency has requested grant recipients to use “other payment methods due to cash challenges” KB #SASSA says grant recipients wil not be able to access their money at any post office branch as well.
May 11, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
#GrabouwHijacking A 27-year-old man is set to appear in the Grabouw Magistrates tomorrow in connection with the hijacking of a scholar transport vehicle. KB #GrabouwHijacking A 2-year-old boy was inside the car at the time of the hijacking outside a preschool last Friday.

Police say the toddler was later safely reunited with his family.