Stories That Captivated During The Week

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  1. Mondeor High School Pupil Mathebula’s Short Life

South Africans are asking
themselves what would be a fit punishment for young people who kill others. The
murder case of  Mondeor High School
pupil, Kulani Mathebula (18) has saddened many. He was at the prime of his life
and probably had big dreams for himself.

But all this was cut short
when he was stabbed in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Many attended his memorial service on Friday.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi also commended the police for quickly arresting three teenage boys

2. State Capture Commission Concludes The Week With Mcebisi’s Testimony

Former deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas returned to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry to complete his testimony on Friday in Parktown. He told the commission how treasury officials faced hostility from several government officials from different departments. Mcebisi said Zuma also got involved, to the point where the employees of the Treasury department feared for their lives.

The Zondo Commission has shown that most government authorities have been tangled in the state capture, including companies linked to the Guptas and Bosasa. Others who appeared during the week include Standard Bank Compliance head, Ian Sinton. The bank decided to close Gupta accounts after it detected suspicious transactions linked to those accounts.

3. Political Parties Submit Their Candidates Lists To Parliament

The submission of candidate lists by political parties has not been without controversy. In its list, the ANC included the names of disgraced ministers, some of them being Minister in the Presidency: Women, Bathabile Dlamini, former Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba and Environmental Affairs Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane and Mosebenzi Zwane. The ANC has defended itself by saying it has young people on the list and those names will not hurt its party image. The ANC said young people represent 20% of the 200 candidates on its list, adding they will bring new energy and ideas to Parliament.

4. SABC Still Battles With Stability

Apart from the challenge of having Parliament choose SABC Board members, the broadcaster has been hit with another set-back, it’s group executive for corporate affairs Neo Momodu, who is also SABC’s spokesperson, has resigned. Officially, she says she is leaving to pursue other interests, but would really tell the public the whole truth? Not possible. In polite exchange, SABC group CEO Madoda Mxakwe has thanked Momodu for her ‘contribution in heading up a critical division of the SABC.’

5. Eskom’s Load Shedding Makes A Comeback

When the country was heaving a sigh of relief that lights have
been on for almost a week, Eish-kom hit unsuspecting businesses and households
with power cuts.

The power utility says the state 2 load shedding will last until at least Sunday. It started on Friday morning, just when people were getting ready for work and Eish-kom has promised this will go on until 11pm.

The power supplier says it’s battling capacity constraints. But
one question remains, when will things ever get back to normal and people live
without power cuts?…

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