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Daily news update: Malema and Ndlozi's trial, Don Mattera hospitalised and SA mourns Ebrahim

The assault trial of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and party MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been postponed by using the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.


This after it emerged on Monday morning that one of the instructing legal professionals had Covid-19 signs.


The trial is expected to resume on 7 April 2022.


Malema and Ndlozi face expenses of assault in reference to an incident that took place at the funeral of battle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018.


ID’s Cronje changed into under political strain to rate EFF leaders, claims Malema

Head of NPA's Investigating Directorate Hermione Cronje resigns

Top prosecutor Hermione Cronje lead an investigating unit in the NPA. PICTURE ELIZABETH SEJAKE RAPPORT

Advocate Hermione Cronje, the outgoing head of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA’s) Investigating Directorate (ID), allegedly resigned due to the fact she changed into beneath political stress to charge and prosecute the leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).


That’s in step with EFF chief Julius Malema, who claims that Cronje became given the mandate via the governing ANC to price him and his deputy, Floyd Shivambu, by way of no later than March next yr.


“The ANC, DA and white monopoly capital has tried to accuse us of this or that. Now Cronje has resigned from the NPA.”


Omotoso trial: Application for mistrial, judge’s recusal dismissed

Omotoso trial: Application for mistrial, choose recusal disregarded

Timothy Omotoso inside the Port Elizabeth High Court on 6 December 2021. Picture: YouTube/screenshot

Attempts made by way of Nigerian rape-accused televangelist Timothy Omotoso’s felony team to searching for a mistrial, and for Judge Irma Schoeman to recuse herself, have both been brushed off. 


Omotoso and his co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, face ninety seven charges, among them rape, human trafficking and racketeering, after allegedly concentrated on and recruiting young girls for sexual exploitation.


It is said that the ladies were moved from their houses to two project houses in KwaZulu-Natal, wherein they had been allegedly made to engage in sexual acts with Omotoso.


Award-triumphing poet Don Mattera hospitalised after suspected stroke

Don Mattera speaks at some point of an event in Maboneng , 28 October 2021. The occasion changed into to unveil a mural that paperwork a part of the Arts and Culture Trusts Warrior Project that honours artistic legends in South Africa, being Miriam Makeba, Sylvia Glasser, Don Mattera, David Koloane and Dr John Kani at the wall outdoor Afro Bru in Maboneng. Picture: Neil McCartney

Don Mattera at an occasion in Maboneng on 28 October 2021. Picture: Neil McCartney

Award-winning South African poet Don Mattera is in health center after suffering what seems to be a stroke.


The Don Mattera Legacy Foundation said the writer and anti-apartheid activist, additionally known as Bra Zinga, become admitted to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on Saturday.


In a declaration, Mattera’s foundation stated doctors suspect he had a slight stroke, but this is but to be showed.


Teddy Mattera, the poet’s son and deputy chair of the Don Mattera Legacy Foundation, said his father was in right spirits.


Anti-apartheid activist and former deputy minister Ebrahim Ebrahim dies

Ebrahim Ebrahim dies

Anti-apartheid activist and former deputy minister of global relations Ebrahim Ebrahim has died on the age of 84.


The motive of his loss of life remains doubtful at this degree, however it’s understood he were struggling with contamination for a long time at home.


Dozens of humans have paid tribute to the past due activist on social media as information of his loss of life spreads.


Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Neeshan Boltan tweeted: “Another giant of the liberation war has fallen. Condolences to the family, pals and comrades of Ebilrahim Ebrahim.”


Tshwane is the worldwide epicentre of the Omicron variation – SAMA

Tshwane is the global epicentre of the omicron version

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The City of Tshwane is the worldwide epicentre of the newly detected Omicron Covid-19 variation, in line with the South African Medical Association (SAMA).


The affiliation’s Dr Fareed Abdullah says the speedy resurgence in new Covid-19 cases said in Gauteng province might be attributed to the new variation, which become first documented via local scientists in Tshwane.


He stated last week the Tshwane district recorded nearly 10,000 new Covid infections in only five days, as compared to other parts of the u . S . A ..


Pioneer Foods recollects Safari products over salmonella contamination concerns

Pioneer Foods remembers certain batches of Safari Peanuts & Raisins merchandise

Picture: Alberton Record

Pioneer Foods has recalled positive batches of Safari peanuts & raisins and cashew nuts merchandise in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.


According to Pioneer Foods, ordinary checking out on the Safari production web site in KwaZulu-Natal recognized a batch of products which tested nice for low degrees of salmonella typhimurium (³ValmRQella´).


Based on protection protocols, manufacturing turned into at once halted and the product located on keep and ringfenced.

The manufacturing web site changed into then deep-cleaned, and vector sampling finished, said Pioneer Foods in a statement on Monday.


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