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Article by: Thabi Madiba - Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter
Daily Podcast – April 10, 2017
 
 
 
 
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April, 10 2017.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

Making headlines:
Joint media briefing planned for 'national day of action'
Mugabe tells jobless Zimbabweans to create their own employment
And, final Kathrada memorial marred by ANC Youth League disruptions


Opposition parties are expected to hold a joint press briefing in Tshwane today to outline what they call the National Day of Action on Wednesday.

This as part of their collective call for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

This mass action is planned for Wednesday, April 12 – Zuma’s 75th birthday.

 

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly called on Zimbabweans to start creating their own jobs instead of waiting to be employed.

According to NewsDay, the veteran leader said this while speaking during a small to medium enterprises expo in the capital Harare last week.

Mugabe, 93, said that Zimbabweans "should not moan" about the high levels of joblessness in the country, as they could easily create jobs for themselves.

Mugabe's remarks came just a month after he reportedly poked fun at Zimbabweans who continued to leave the country for "greener pastures" in the United States, only to come back home "empty handed" and "poorer".

 

The final memorial for struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada in Durban was marred by interruptions and outbursts from the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday.

There was a strong police presence at the event after a court decision ruled that the ANC Youth League would be able to attend the memorial. The conditions of them attending included not inciting violence, intimidation or causing any disruptions.

Members of the youth league brandished T-shirts with President Jacob Zuma’s face on and placards in support of the Cabinet reshuffle.

 

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That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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