Daily Podcast – September 29, 2023

29th September 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini - Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor and Researcher

Daily Podcast – September 29, 2023

Former SAA Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni

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

Making headlines: Dudu Myeni arrested, Gauteng water supply recovering and, Presidency honours Aziz Pahad with official funeral


Dudu Myeni arrested

Former South African Airways board chairperson Dudu Myeni has been arrested alongside Trevor Mathenjwa, a former Bosasa executive.

They appeared in the Richards Bay Magistrate's Court on charges of fraud and corruption.

Investigating Directorate spokesperson Sindisiwe Twala said they appeared on charges linked to Bosasa corruption amounting to R300 000. 


Gauteng water supply recovering

Although the water supply in Gauteng is critical in many areas, there has been an uptick in availability since Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu's visit this week. 

After consulting Rand Water, Johannesburg Water and municipalities, Mchunu announced water shifting as a short-term solution to outages.

Johannesburg Water spokesperson Nombuso Shabalala said water shifting was part of the mitigation strategy to improve the supply.

Water shifting entails extracting a certain amount of water from one supply system that has surplus and moving it into a system that is experiencing a shortage of supply in order to supplement its load.


Presidency honours Aziz Pahad with official funeral

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that former politician and anti-apartheid activist Aziz Pahad will be granted a Special Official Funeral Category 2 on Saturday.

Pahad, who served as the former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 82.

Aziz Pahad’s funeral will take place on Saturday at 10h00 at the Westpark Cemetery, in Johannesburg.

Ramaphosa ordered that flags be flown at half-mast until Saturday evening.


That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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