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Daily Podcast – March 28, 2023


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Daily Podcast – March 28, 2023

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28th March 2023

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor and Researcher


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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines: Peter Hain says South Africa is becoming a failed State, Zandile Mafe finally referred for new psychiatric evaluation and, Patriotic Alliance threatens City of Cape Town with court action



Peter Hain says South Africa is becoming a failed State


Member of the House of Lords of the UK Lord Peter Hain believes South Africa is on its way to becoming a failed State and has warned that unless corrupt politicians and incompetent officials are removed, the downhill slide will continue.

He noted that during his recent visit to South Africa he witnessed loadshedding, water cuts and inefficient service delivery.

He urged South Africans to stand up against corruption through a popular uprising but clarified that he was not suggesting an insurrection or lawless uprising.

He said all forms of corruption, no matter how small, should be exposed.


Zandile Mafe finally referred for new psychiatric evaluation

Parliament arson accused Zandile Mafe was referred for psychiatric observation to a facility outside the Western Cape in line with his request.

Judge Nathan Erasmus said his concerns for preferential treatment have been addressed.

Mafe will be assessed by two psychiatrists and two psychologists who are ordered to establish whether he suffered from a mental illness or intellectual disability at the time of the fire.

Mafe accepted his imminent transfer to Fort England Psychiatric Hospital in the Eastern Cape.


Patriotic Alliance threatens City of Cape Town with court action

The Patriotic Alliance has threatened to take the City of Cape Town to court for allegedly failing to resolve issues surrounding the refugee tent erected in Maitland and wants to force it to "protect" residents.

The PA, who recently won its first ward in Cape Town Ward 56 has been breathing down the City's neck over the refugee tent that was erected in 2020.

The party said the "City's dismissive response to the urgent concerns raised by ward councillor Cheslyn Steenberg is a slap in the face to the residents of Kensington, and an insult to the mandate on which he was elected".

According to the PA, under the DA-led administration, the City has displayed a glaring double standard.


That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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