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Daily Podcast – March 11, 2019

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Daily Podcast – March 11, 2019

11th March 2019

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer


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

Making headlines: Zuma says SSA report was written by 'apartheid spies', DA heads to court over Gigaba and Dlamini appointments And, Eskom warns of high risk of load–shedding on Monday



Zuma says SSA report was written by 'apartheid spies'


Former president Jacob Zuma has taken to Twitter to seemingly rubbish the panel that compiled a report revealing that during his presidency elements of the State Security Agency were re-purposed and used to fight factional ANC political battles.

The high-level panel review report, published by President Cyril Ramaphosa's office on Saturday afternoon, found that Zuma oversaw the creation of parallel structures within the intelligence service to serve his personal and factional ANC party political interests, breaching the Constitution in the process.

Zuma tweeted that he had never been asked questions by this panel and that it contained two well-known apartheid spies.


DA heads to court over Gigaba and Dlamini appointments

The DA's court challenge seeking an order declaring that President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to retain both Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba in his Cabinet is unconstitutional will be heard today.

Last year, DA leader Mmusi Maimane announced the court challenge after Ramaphosa elected to keep both Dlamini and Gigaba in his Cabinet after he became president in February 2018.

Gigaba was axed as Minister of Finance and moved to Home Affairs, where he was previously minister, while Dlamini moved from Social Development to the Presidency as Minister of Women.

Maimane argues that the decision by the president to reappoint Gigaba and Dlamini fails the legal test of rationality.

The DA also seeks an order reviewing the decisions and setting them aside.


Eskom warns of high risk of load–shedding on Monday

Eskom has announced there is a high risk of rotational load-shedding today, caused by a shortage of capacity due to the loss of generating units at its power stations.

In a statement the power utility encouraged residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly by switching off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.

Eskom said the cuts would only be implemented if "absolutely necessary".


That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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