/ 20 September 2013

M&G Newsroom: Cosatu and crime stats

M&g Newsroom: Cosatu And Crime Stats

The battle for Cosatu's soul moves to a possible special congress. Will that congress save the federation's suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi?

Nine Cosatu affiliates want the congress to decide on Vavi's fate as he continues to fight his suspension in court. The Mail & Guardian's senior political reporter Matuma Letsoalo will give us the lowdown. 

How are we doing with fighting crime in South Africa? The latest official crime statistics tells us we're making progress in some areas, while struggling in others. Verashni Pillay analyses the statistics.

In Zimbabwe, on the back of acceptance that Robert Mugabe is the president of Zimbabwe for another term, Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party appears to be falling apart.

There's a defiance campaign by MDC councillors in municipalities and the party's coffers are running dry. The M&G's Zimbabwe editor Teldah Mawarire will join us for more on this.  

We'll have our weekly choon, a song dedicated to one newsmaker in the past week. 

M&G Newsroom will also bring you an update on the Marikana commission of inquiry that continues to search for answers to what happened on that bloody day that saw miners killed by police during a strike. 

And Tuesday is Heritage Day here in South Africa. To some it's braai day. What heritage are we supposed to celebrate, and is there the right or wrong way to do it?