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Daily Podcast – October 06, 2017

6th October 2017

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.
Making headlines: Ramaphosa says there is no position worth dying for, Eskom asks McKinsey and Trillian to return R1.6-billion And, High Court to deliver judgment on where Grace Mugabe should be served with court papers

 

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Ramaphosa says there is no position worth dying for

There are no resources, positions and offices anywhere in the country that are worth killing or dying for, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa told delegates attending the South African Democratic Teachers' Union's national general council yesterday.

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Condemning the recent spate of political killings around the country, Ramaphosa said, “At times it is about how we can grab certain positions and resources…

Ramaphosa said if the killings continued, they would blemish the African National Congress.

He said practical actions must be taken to rid the ANC of factions and not just by making statements on public platforms.

 

Eskom asks McKinsey and Trillian to return R1.6-billion

Eskom has asked consultancy firms McKinsey and Trillian to pay it back R1.6-billion, saying that an internal inquiry had found that the State power utility's decisions to make the payments were unlawful.

Eskom said the interim findings from its investigations into the circumstances surrounding payments made to both the companies pointed to certain decisions by Eskom, and resultant payments, as being unlawful.

McKinsey, the world's largest management consultancy, said it was reassured by initial findings of the Eskom inquiry that showed the consultancy did not authorise any payments to Trillian.

High Court to deliver judgment on where Grace Mugabe should be served with court papers


The High Court in Pretoria is expected to deliver its judgment today on the application brought by model Gabriella Engels and AfriForum to serve Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe with court papers.

The application came after Mugabe allegedly assaulted Engels with an extension cord on August 13 and was granted diplomatic immunity by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Judge Harshila Kooverjile has to decide whether Mugabe should be served court papers at the Zimbabwean embassy in South Africa or in person in her home country.

Also making headlines:

The second instalment of a conference for former uMkhonto We Sizwe soldiers, organised by the MK National Council, is set to get underway in Nasrec, Johannesburg today.

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