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Daily Podcast – October 10, 2017

10th October 2017

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

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Making headlines: Cape Town ANC branch to lay criminal charges against De Lille; Liberia's Sirleaf Johnson to hand over power; And, McKinsey says it will pay back fees if South African court finds Eskom deal illegal

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

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Cape Town ANC branch to lay criminal charges against De Lille

The Western Cape ANC's Dullah Omar region announced today that it would lodge a criminal complaint against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille over security upgrades carried out at her home.

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Members then plan to head to the Public Protector’s office to ask for an investigation into allegations of corruption against the mayor stemming back to 2014.

Dullah Omar region's Khaya Yozi has today confirmed that he was on his way to the Cape Town Central police station to lodge the complaint.

He said the criminal complaint had to do with security upgrades done at De Lille’s home, which the ANC believes was paid for with taxpayers’ money.

De Lille has denied this.

ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs on Tuesday told News24 it was not involved in lodging the criminal complaint about the security upgrades at De Lille’s home, but it did plan to lodge a separate criminal complaint against her over the City of Cape Town’s Metro Police.

Liberia's Sirleaf Johnson to hand over power

Voting in Liberia began today to elect a new president and legislature.

Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, Africa’s first female president, will be stepping aside as 20 presidential candidates contest for a majority in the first round of elections, while nearly 1 000 candidates from 26 parties fight for 73 seats in the House of Representatives.

An improvement in the economy and access to electricity are top priorities for more than 2.1-million voters.

Other challenges to the West African country include a decimated health system following the outbreak of Ebola as Liberia recovers from 14 years of civil war.

And, McKinsey says it will pay back fees if South African court finds Eskom deal illegal

McKinsey will repay fees it earned for six months' work last year at South African State utility Eskom if a high court finds the deal was unlawful, the global consultancy said today.

Eskom had given McKinsey and its local partner Trillian until Tuesday to repay R1.6-billion ($117-million) in consultancy fees for a contract that the state firm says was illegal.


That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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