May 17, 2012
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Reggie Sikhakhane
President Jacob Zuma says there’s "no need for alarm" regarding former crime intelligence boss Lt-Gen Richard Mdluli.
He says there is "concern" over recent negative publicity related to crime intelligence, despite the "sterling" work police continued to perform.
Zuma didn’t mention Mdluli by name, but referred to "the matter affecting the police crime intelligence unit".
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor says witnesses have been threatened and paid to testify against him.
He described the international court system as a tool of the West. The International Criminal Court found him guilty of crimes against humanity.
Taylor is the first head of state to be found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials.
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution yesterday released a report in response to the National Planning Commission’s call for submissions on the National Development Plan’s (or NDP’s) Vision 2030.
The report, titled ‘From Subject to Citizen: Let the People Govern’, provides a constructive critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the policy proposals of the NDP and of the underlying diagnostic studies on which it is based.
Also making headlines:
Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says municipalities owe South Africa's water boards R1.1-billion.
And, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says shareholder support for South African Airways to procure a modern and fuel-efficient fleet is vital for its future competitiveness
That’s a round-up of news making headlines today.