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Daily Podcast – April 15, 2019

15th April 2019 BY: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines: ANC veterans 'outraged' by Ace Magashule's 'umlungu' comments, Mashaba set to visit Alexandra And, Cyclone Idai's death toll over 1 000 and hundreds of thousands displaced

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ANC veterans 'outraged' by Ace Magashule's 'umlungu' comments

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ANC veterans have spoken out against what it says are "outrageous utterances" by ANC secretary general Ace Magashule this past weekend.

In an address in Philippi, in the Western Cape, Magashule refers to the DA as "umlungu" and urged potential voters not to vote for the opposition party based on the fact that it is a "white party". 

The veterans league said this constituted "inciting ANC supporters to exercise their vote in a racist way", and called Magashule’s utterances completely unacceptable.

They said Magashule's behaviour and utterances were completely at odds with the Freedom Charter and the constitution of the ANC.

 

Mashaba set to visit Alexandra

Police are on high alert and have measures in place to curb anticipated violent protests in Gauteng.

Service delivery protests flared up around Gauteng last week, in areas including Vereeniging, Soshanguve, Bekkersdal, Pretoria West and Hammanskraal.

Two weeks ago, residents of Alexandra had taken to the streets to protest for better services and improved living conditions demanding to meet Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.

Mayor Mashaba is expected to visit the area later today.

President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Alexandra last week and promised the residents that an inter-governmental team will Mashaba and iron out a plan to solve service delivery challenges in the township.

 

Cyclone Idai's death toll over 1 000 and hundreds of thousands displaced

Hundreds of thousands of people are still in need of aid after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in March.

More than 1 000 people have been reported killed by the storm, the flooding it caused and heavy rains before it hit.

The World Bank estimates the affected countries will need over $2-billion to recover.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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