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13th October 2021

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
Making headlines: Mpumalanga Premier dismisses murder accused MEC, South Africa's Covid death toll increases by 83 and, Sudan security service slaps travel ban on top civilian politicians

 

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Mpumalanga Premier dismisses murder accused MEC
Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane has dismissed Mandla Msibi from his position as Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs MEC.

This comes as he faces two murder charges and one attempted murder charge relating to an August shooting in which two people were killed and one injured.

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Mtsweni-Tsipane said the decision was taken after consideration of the seriousness of the charges the MEC is facing, as well as the impact it would have on his work.

She added that the ANC has set itself a moral standard, which its public representatives have to abide by.

 

South Africa's Covid death toll increases by 83

South Africa has recorded 592 new confirmed Covid-19 infections and 83 new deaths, bringing the death toll to 88 429. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 22% of the new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, as of Tuesday, the country recorded over 2.9-million laboratory-confirmed cases.

Gauteng recorded 917 900 cumulative cases, KwaZulu-Natal 513 874 and the Western Cape 511 938.

 

Sudan security service slaps travel ban on top civilian politicians

Sudan's security service has slapped a travel ban on members of a task force overseeing the country's transition to democracy, government sources said, as tensions between civilian and military leaders threaten to boil over weeks after a failed coup.

The political crisis erupted on September 21, when Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said rogue troops still loyal to Omar al-Bashir had sought to derail by force the revolution that removed the ousted president from power in 2019.

Two senior civilian government sources said the travel ban affected 11 civilian officials in all, most of them members of the Committee tasked with dismantling Bashir's financial and political legacy.

There was no immediate comment from the GIS or military representatives.

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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