May 24, 2012
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Reggie Sikhakhane.
Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane is waiting for an explanation by MEC Humphrey Mmemezi of his alleged misuse of government funds.
The Premiers’ spokesperson Xoli Mngambi says she has noted numerous media reports pertaining to MEC Mmemezi.
These include damage to a government vehicle and the alleged misuse of a government credit card.
Egypt resumed its first free presidential election this morning. The first day of voting was calm apart from a stone-throwing attack on candidate Ahmed Shafiq.
At this stage, the turnout seems lower than an earlier parliamentary vote when Islamists swept up most seats.
The vote marks a crucial stage in a turbulent army-led transition racked by protests, violence and political disputes.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, on behalf of government has applied for leave to appeal against the interdict by the North Gauteng High Court. The interdict prevents South African National Roads Agency Limited from implementing Gauteng’s e-tolls.
Government has asked the Constitutional Court to hear the matter in July.
Also making headlines:
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the passing of the South African Police Service Amendment Bill will be a step forward in the fight against crime and corruption.
And, Angola will hold its parliamentary elections on the 31st of August.
That’s a round-up of news making headlines today.