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Daily Podcast – July 03, 2018

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Daily Podcast – July 03, 2018

3rd July 2018

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer


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

Making headlines: Cosatu says fuel price increase affect poor families, Lebashe takes UDM to court in clash over PIC corruption claims And, Lennit Max gushes about new boss Bheki Cele



Cosatu says fuel price increase affect poor families


Poor households will be hardest hit by yet another increase in the price of fuel, Cosatu has said.

The energy department said at the weekend the price of petrol would go up by up to 26 cents per litre from Wednesday, citing a weaker rand against the dollar.

Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said the labour federation was "deeply alarmed" by the escalating price of fuel.

Pamla said this increase in fuel prices will create a level of hardship for a group that was already suffering from high levels of unemployment and stagnant or declining real wages.


Lebashe takes UDM to court in clash over PIC corruption claims

The Lebashe Investment Group has filed an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria against the UDM and its leader, General Bantu Holomisa.

This comes after the UDM called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to address what it called an "iceberg of corruption" at the Public Investment Corporation, claiming it has uncovered several individuals and companies involved in pillaging the institution.    

Chief among the entities implicated by the UDM, was Lebashe and its directors Warren Wheatly, a former PIC staffer Tshepo Mahloele, and the former deputy finance minister Jabu Moleketi.

On Friday, Wheatley indicated that Lebashe and those named in the UDM's letter were taking legal advice on the matter.


Lennit Max gushes about new boss Bheki Cele

It's his second day as special advisor to Police Minister Bheki Cele, Lennit Max said he was honoured and excited to fight crime with his new boss.

After resigning as a member of the Western Cape legislature on Saturday to take up a 12-month contract, Max wasted no time and held a press briefing yesterday to reveal more about his new role.

Max clarified that he was still a "fully-fledged member" of the DA and that he did not see a conflict of interest.

He added that Cele was not interested in his political affiliation, but in the skills he could offer.

He said he was so proud to be associated with Cele, that the opposition party could use the "Patricia de Lille clause" to remove him if they were not happy with his appointment.

Also making headlines:

Duduzane Zuma, son of South Africa's former president, received a summons to appear in court for culpable homicide.

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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