May 30, 2012
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Natalie Greve
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will conduct a preliminary probe into former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli. Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale's legal representatives made a request on May 19 for a probe after a report by Mdluli, alleging that a number of ANC leaders were part of a plot to unseat President Jacob Zuma. Last year, Mdluli claimed that former president Thabo Mbeki's "camp" was trying to take over crime intelligence ahead of the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung.
Soldiers have been deployed in Lesotho's capital after an inconclusive election that left many fearing a repeat of the violence that followed a disputed poll in 1998.
Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, in charge of the landlocked nation of 2-million for the past 14 years, emerged as the most powerful player in parliament but has fallen short of an outright majority.
The Reserve Bank says economic outlook for South Africa remains modest, with a gradual recovery in domestic demand and supply expected, barring further global turbulence.
The bank says increased uncertainty regarding Europe and associated global financial market turbulence has impacted on the perceived risks to the outlook for both domestic inflation and growth.
Also making headlines:
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor faces sentencing in the International Criminal Court.
And, South Sudan and Sudan will resume talks amid bombing accusations.
That’s a round-up of news making headlines today.