Opera News

Opera News App

Top South African Morning Breaking News Today, 23rd February 2021

FriedrichEmma
By FriedrichEmma | self meida writer
Published 11 days ago - 3168 views

1. Zuma corruption case back in court

JOHANNESBURG - Former president Jacob Zuma’s fraud and corruption case is back in court on Tuesday.

Zuma and French company Thales face fraud, racketeering, corruption and money laundering charges.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) hit back at a statement by Zuma’s foundation claiming his trial will be postponed.

The prosecution authority says Tuesday's date was never meant to be the start of a trial.


2. State capture commission wants Zuma jailed

JOHANNESBURG - The State Capture Commission is to lay contempt charges against former President Jacob Zuma in the Constitutional Court.

The commission wants him jailed for two years and wants Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner Khehkla Sitole to make the arrest.

Zuma disobeyed a summons to appear before the commission last week.

In November, he left the commission during a lunch break.

This prompted inquiry chairperson Raymond Zondo to head to the Constitutional Court and order Zuma's return.

The commission also says Zuma didn't submit affidavits regarding Prasa and Eskom, despite being ordered to do so.


3. COVID-19: 792 new cases, 97 more deaths

JOHANNESBURG - The Health Department recorded 792 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hours.

A further 97 deaths have been recorded, taking the death toll in South Africa 49,150.

SA's recovery rate is 93.9 percent.


4. Matric 2020: Free State has highest provincial pass rate

JOHANNESBURG - The Free State has produced the most matric passes, with 85.1 percent of pupils getting through. That is way above the national pass rate of 76.2 percent.

Tsoarelo Malakoane, head of the Education Department in the Free State, commends all the supporting structures and hopes for better results this year.

"We have regressed slightly like everyone because of COVID-19 and everything that came with it," says Malakoane.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is pleased with the results.

Motshegka said that had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 could have produced even better results.

Content created and supplied by: FriedrichEmma (via Opera News )

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Here is the latest Update On Chiefs Khune Tragic Loss, See this?

2 hours ago

29 🔥

Here is the latest Update On Chiefs Khune Tragic Loss, See this?

Avoid opening links from people you don't know, here's why

3 hours ago

2 🔥

Avoid opening links from people you don't know, here's why

Robben Island Museum cancels bursary programme

4 hours ago

3 🔥

Robben Island Museum cancels bursary programme

Why Black Label got a lift in 2020 - OPINION

4 hours ago

8 🔥

Why Black Label got a lift in 2020 - OPINION

Things that causes lack of communication [OPINION]

4 hours ago

2 🔥

Things that causes lack of communication [OPINION]

New numbers in SA trains shows this. Check here

7 hours ago

3 🔥

New numbers in SA trains shows this. Check here

See What Owners Of The Biggest Dogs In The World Look Like When They Are With Their Dogs (Pictures)

8 hours ago

3104 🔥

See What Owners Of The Biggest Dogs In The World Look Like When They Are With Their Dogs (Pictures)

Here's The 8 Pictures That Really Prove Jacob Zuma Did Well During His Presidency...>{Opinion}<

9 hours ago

27 🔥

Here's The 8 Pictures That Really Prove Jacob Zuma Did Well During His Presidency...>{Opinion}<

Bad news for students

10 hours ago

1126 🔥

Bad news for students

He Was Born In 5 Months Instead Of 9 Months, Doctors Said He Might Not Make It, See How He Looks Now

11 hours ago

1873 🔥

He Was Born In 5 Months Instead Of 9 Months, Doctors Said He Might Not Make It, See How He Looks Now

COMMENTS