Daily Podcast – September 09, 2020

9th September 2020 By: Sane Dhlamini - Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

Daily Podcast – September 09, 2020

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Photo by: Reuters

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

Making headlines: Magashule leads ANC delegation on 'fact-finding mission' to Zimbabwe, Concourt postpones Public Protector's CR17 funding case appeal and, Zimbabwe nurses end three-month strike over pay

 

Magashule leads ANC delegation on 'fact-finding mission' to Zimbabwe

The ANC has sent a delegation of high-ranking leaders to crisis-ridden Zimbabwe for talks, amid tensions in the neighbouring state.

National executive committee member Dakota Legoete reported that the delegation, led by secretary-general Ace Magashule, is expected to meet with leaders of Zimbabwe's governing party, Zanu-PF.

The delegation includes Lindiwe Zulu, Tony Yengeni, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Nomvula Mokonyane.

Legoete said at least five million Zimbabweans were living in South Africa. He added that, if the matter was not seriously attended to diplomatically, it had the potential to be catastrophic.

 

Concourt postpones Public Protector's CR17 funding case appeal

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's application for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court in a case regarding President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC presidential campaign funding has been postponed to November.

This after she opted for a formal court hearing over the virtual one being heard by some courts.

The order postponed the hearing to 26 November at 10:00 and if a court sitting was still not possible, a virtual hearing will go ahead.

 

Zimbabwe nurses end three-month strike over pay

Zimbabwe's biggest nurses’ union said it was encouraging its members to end a pay strike which started in June and which forced major hospitals to turn away patients at a time the country is fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Inflation is running above 800%, reviving memories of the hardships of more than a decade ago when hyperinflation wiped out savings and pensions.

ZINA president Enoch Dongo said nurses wanted to give Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who was in August appointed health minister, a chance to resolve the dispute.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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