May 29, 2012
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Henny Ngoveni
Suspended police commissioner General Bheki Cele has written to President Jacob Zuma asking to be reinstated.
Cele is allegedly arguing that the board relied too heavily on the evidence given against him and disregarded those who testified for him.
He also says there is no evidence that his relationship with property tycoon Roux Shabangu is questionable
Sudan will withdraw all its troops from the disputed border region of Abyei. Abyei was meant to have its own referendum but both sides failed to agree on who would be allowed to participate. South Sudan accused its northern neighbour of bombing its territory and killing 10 people. Sudan seized the border region of Abyei a year ago, prompting tens of thousands of civilians to flee.
Egypt is headed for a divisive duel between a Muslim Brother and an ex-military man in a run-off for a president to replace ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. The electoral committee confirmed that the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi and former air force chief and Mubarak ally Ahmed Shafiq had won through to the second round.
Also making headlines:
The City Press has removed the controversial portrait of President Jacob Zuma on its website.
And, South Africa’s economic growth is likely to slow to 2.8%
That’s a round-up of news making headlines today.