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Jacobus breaks down as she apologises to families of Life Esidimeni tragedy

JOHANNESBURG, January 19 – A deputy director of the Gauteng health department, who was part of the marathon project which transferred patients from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed non-governmental organisations (NGOs) was inconsolable on Friday, as she admitted that she was wrong for not stopping the project which resulted in the death of 143 psychiatric patients. […]

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Parliamentary committee tackles Public Protector over state capture probe

PARLIAMENT, January 19 – Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice on Friday signalled its unhappiness with controversial Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for calling for the scope of the judicial inquiry into state capture to be extended, a prospect widely dismissed as a delaying tactic to protect those implicated. The chairman of the committee, African National Congress […]

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Police maintains heavy presence at Hoërskool Overvaal

VEREENIGING, January 19 – Several South African Police Service officers stood guard at the main entrance of the troubled Afrikaans Hoërskool Overvaal school in Vereeniging on Friday morning, as tensions continue to simmer over the “exclusion” of non-Afrikaans speaking learners from the school. An armoured personnel carrier police vehicle, popularly known as a Nyala, was stationed at the closed […]

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Lawyer dumps Soweto scholar patroller accused of molesting 55 schoolchildren

JOHANNESBURG, January 19 – The lawyer for the Soweto scholar patroller, accused of molesting more than 50 children from Xuma Primary School, on Friday told the Protea Magistrate’s Court that he was withdrawing from the matter. “I’d like to withdraw from the matter,” said Denise Mabasa who was representing the patroller, during what was meant […]