October 21, 2016.
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
Madonsela says foreign funding claims is a 'blatant lie'
Wits student leader was shot 13 times in the back
And, South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court
Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela yesterday denied that her office operated on money from foreign donors and that it had used consultants.
Madonsela told Johannesburg based-radio station Power FM it was a lie that her office had used consultants and money from the United States Agency For International Development.
Her successor Busisiwe Mkhwebane told Parliament’s justice committee on Wednesday that she would stop foreign donor funding and the use of consultants.
University of Witwatersrand student leader Shaeera Kalla yesterday said she was trying to negotiate with police not to shoot students as she held her hands up, but was shot 13 times in the back on campus.
Kalla, who was being treated in hospital, said in a post to her fellow comrades, that students were singing peacefully before the incident happened.
She said another student leader, Busisiwe Seabe, was also shot and was being treated in hospital.
Police spokeswoman Brigadier Sally de Beer said the Independent Police Investigative Directorate would investigate the incident.
South Africa is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, according to a document seen by Reuters yesterday, a move that would take effect one year after notice is formally received by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
A UN spokesperson declined to confirm receipt of the document, which was signed by South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and dated October 19.
South Africa's foreign affairs department spokesperson Clayson Monyela declined to comment, saying the justice minister would hold a news conference on the issue.
The ICC, which opened in July 2002 and has 124 member States, is the first legal body with permanent international jurisdiction to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Also making headlines:
Business Leadership South Africa appointed Telkom’s Jabu Mabuza as its new chairperson.
The DA said SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng offered R10 000 ‘sweetener deal’ to staff.
And, ANC told cops to stop shooting students.
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That’s a roundup of news making headlines today