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Daily Podcast – May 02, 2017

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Daily Podcast – May 02, 2017

2nd May 2017

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter


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May 02, 2017.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

Making headlines:


ANC Women’s League says biggest losers of Worker’s Day disruptions are women

DRC violence forces thousands to flee to Angola


And, PPF vows to fight FICA in ConCourt


The ANC Women's League yesterday criticised the disruption of Cosatu’s Worker's day celebrations in Bloemfontein, saying the biggest losers of the disruption were women.

Women’s League secretary general Meokgo Matuba said disruptors of the workers day rally were not assisting in the course of fighting against inequality, unemployment and poverty which mostly affected black women.

Cosatu's May Day rally was cancelled after several attendees booed president Jacob Zuma when he arrived. They sang and chanted anti-Zuma songs despite an effort to calm them down.


The United Nation’s refugee agency has reportedly said that about 1 000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Angola to seek refuge, amid an upsurge of violence between rebels and the government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN High Commission for Refugees spokesperson Babar Baloch said that children were most affected, as they constituted the majority of those who were fleeing to Angola.

The fighting erupted after government forces killed tribal chief Jean Pierre Mpandi, also known as Kamwina Nsapu, who had launched an uprising against President Joseph Kabila's government.


The Progressive Professionals Forum promised to challenge the newly approved Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment bill in the Constitution Court as it believes the law gives undue powers to South Africa's banking sector.

President Jacob Zuma signed the Fica bill into law on Saturday morning.

PPF spokesperson Luther Lebelo said that the organisation supported the bills' aimed towards combating crime, but wanted to ensure the rights of their members was not discarded.


Also making headlines:

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe told Cosatu delegates not shout at the ANC.

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That’s a roundup of news making headlines today


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