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Daily Podcast – June 13, 2018

13th June 2018 BY: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

Making headlines: Moerane Commission hands over final report to KZN premier; NPA to prosecute Ntlemeza's daughter over death threat phone call; And, DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term

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Moerane Commission hands over final report to KZN premier

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The Moerane Commission, which has been tasked with probing the underlying causes of murders in KwaZulu-Natal, handed over its final report to the province's Premier Willies Mchunu in Durban yesterday.

The commission was established in 2016 and was headed by Advocate Marumo Moerane.

Mchunu said that he had established the commission of inquiry due to the “worrying levels of violence in the province which have not abated”.

The recent murders of four councillors in separate incidents in Zululand, Ugu and Umgungundlovu have led to speculation that the killings may be politically motivated.

 

NPA to prosecute Ntlemeza's daughter over death threat phone call

The National Prosecuting Authority will charge the daughter of former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza with crimen injuria and intimidation for alleged death threats she issued to a cop who had opened charges against her father.

The charges stem from recorded telephone calls between Anele Ntlemeza and Captain Boitumelo Ramahlaha in May 2017, during which she apparently threatened to kill him and accused him of "terrorising" her family.

In a letter dated June 11, 2018 addressed to Ramahlaha, the acting director of public prosecutions in Pretoria, Advocate Sibongile Mzinyathi confirmed the decision.

 

And, DRC President Joseph Kabila will not seek third term

The prime minister of the  Democratic Republic of Congo has said that President Joseph Kabila  will not seek a third mandate in the country's delayed elections because of constitutional term limits that prevent him from running again.

Kabila, whose second term officially ended in 2016, is constitutionally ineligible for December's poll and his rivals accuse him of wanting to stay in power.

So far, he has not clearly stated himself whether he will step aside despite appeals from the international community to publicly say he will not run for re-election.

But DRC Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala yesterday said that Kabila will respect the constitution.



 

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