The saga of police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi has won the Mail & Guardian's investigations team the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Award for story of the year, it was announced on Wednesday evening at the seventh annual awards ceremony held at the Wanderers club in Johannesburg.
South African Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande has accused City Press newspaper of adopting an "extremely hostile attitude" towards African National Congress president Jacob Zuma. Nzimande tears into the paper in an open letter published on Sunday for "deliberately" writing about the party in a "provocatively factionalist, divisive and highly subjective manner".
The controversial documentary Unauthorised: Thabo Mbeki will be screened on SABC3 next Wednesday, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said. "We've got the tape, the final copy, and it will be shown on October 3 at 9.30pm," said spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago.
The trial of three people accused of the murder of Avhatakali Netshisaulu, son of City Press editor Mathatha Tsedu, was postponed to July 28 at the Johannesburg High Court on Monday. Initially six people faced charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, kidnapping and malicious damage to property.