1.Manager suspended for looting appliances and alochol in Durban
A chief executive of a financial institution who was arrested for participating in looting has been suspended for allegedly looting alochol, a washing machine and other accessories in Durban.
2.Tokyo Olympics suspended
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held under unprecedented conditions and tight quarantine rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infections. This means that all the games have been canceled until futher notice.
3.Looted goods recoverd
The police have been able to recover some of the looted goods in the past 24 hours. President Cyril Ramaphosa has visited some of the affected areas in KwaZulu-Natal today and commanded law enforcement agencies for taking swift action against criminality. The Energy Department has issued new regulations that prohibit the sale of petrol and diesel in containers. There has been a lot of delays in fuel delivery causing the shortage of supply in garages.
KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala has apologised for kicking & hitting a looter yesterday in Durban. The footage was recorded live on Newzroom Afrika as he and provincial government officials were visiting the worst affected areas as part of assessing the damage on the ground. There has been opposing views about his behavior, some have indicated that he was just acting out as a parent and others are against it.
5.Kaizer Chiefs vs AL Ahly
The much anticipated match between Kaizer Chiefs and AL Ahly will be airing tomorrow on Supersport at 19:00 pm. A statement by the South African Broadcasting Commission has indicated that they have been denied the rights to air the show following an exlusive partnership with Supersport.
ⓘ COVID-19 Thursday statistics
The number of infections have been decreasing over the past few days. Yesterday the country recorded 16 435 cases with Gauteng accounting for the majority of cases - 7 309. It is followed by Western Cape with 2 901 cases. A report released by The World Health Organization indicates that Africa has recorded over 43% of deaths in the past week. Hospitals are flooding and more doctors are needed.
Image: National Institute of Communicable Diseases
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