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Daily Podcast – April 11, 2018

Daily Podcast – April 11, 2018

11th April 2018

By: Paige Müller
Creamer Media Reporter

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Making headlines: All eyes on Orlando Stadium for Winnie Mandela's official memorial service; UDM issues Bobani with final notice for his behaviour in the Nelson Mandela Bay council chamber; And, Saftu to march against minimum wage proposal and the Cape Town water crisis

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Paige Muller.

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All eyes on Orlando Stadium for Winnie Mandela's official memorial service

The official memorial service for the struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is to take place at Orlando Stadium in Soweto today.

The government moved the memorial service from Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto to the stadium.

Last week, Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the change was made after the size of the venue and the expected number of attendees were considered.

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Madikizela's official Category 1 funeral will also be held at Orlando Stadium on April 14.

A category 1 funeral "entails elements of military ceremonial honours and is declared, in line with the Presidency's state, official and provincial official funeral policy, for persons of extraordinary credentials specifically designated by the president of the Republic of South Africa".

 

UDM issues Bobani with final notice for his behaviour in the Nelson Mandela Bay council chamber

The United Democratic Movement has issued its Nelson Mandela Bay councillor, Mongameli Bobani, with a final notice and threatened to recall him over his behaviour in the council last month.

Bobani was taken to task after Congress of the People MP Deidre Carter approached UDM leader Bantu Holomisa.

Bobani assaulted her during a confrontation at the back of the council chamber during the Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting. The confrontation apparently began when Bobani started swearing at chief of staff Kristoff Adelbert.

In a separate incident, Bobani taunted Mayor Athol Trollip, gestured in front of him and asked him to shake his hand.

Bobani responded to his party and apologised for his behaviour to Carter, but he said he would not apologise for taunting Trollip.

 

And, Saftu to march against minimum wage proposal and the Cape Town water crisis

The South African Federation of Trade Unions will march to Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday to protest against the proposed national minimum wage and the water issues in the province.

The federation has dismissed the proposed R20 an hour or R3 500 a month minimum wage as an "entrenchment of the apartheid wage structure".

Saftu provincial secretary André Adams said that the party insists that the national minimum wage will do nothing except to keep millions of workers trapped in poverty and slave wages.

Saftu will also be marching against the City of Cape Town's "mismanagement of the water crisis".

Various civil society organisations such as the Water Crisis Coalition have pledged their support for Saftu and will participate in Thursday's mass march.

 

Also making headlines:

ANC veteran Zola Skweyiya has died at the age of 75.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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