M&G Newsroom: DA divorce and a misbehaving Ninja

On the M&G Newsroom today, Kwanele Sosibo and Deshnee Subramany will give you the latest in breaking news and analysis. 

Listen to them live.

First up, they'll take a look at the day's headlines. 

The Democratic Alliance and Agang SA has left South Africa in confusion after its partnership proved to be short-lived.

The DA last week announced that Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele would be standing as its presidential candidate, and then issued a joint statement, claiming it would be welcoming Ramphele and her Agang SA followers to the party. But Ramphele posted a formal statement on the Agang SA website opposing the "joint statement", and claiming she would not be accepting DA membership. On Monday, the two leaders both hosted press briefings to explain the situation.

We talk to Sarah Evans and Verashni Pillay who covered the briefings to explain what exactly went on.

On Monday morning, we woke up to news of a deadly crash at Lanseria airport. Three people died after what authorities say was a crash due to bad weather. We speak to the marketing manager of the airport about what happened.

Former police commissioner Bheki Cele's opposition to the public protector's "adverse finding" against him could provide President Jacob Zuma with breathing space on Nkandla ahead of crucial elections.

Acclaimed South Africa director Neill Blomkamp has allegedly said he never wants to be in the same room as Die Antwoord's Ninja ever again. The two allegedly fell out after shocking stories about Waddy Jones – a.k.a. Ninja – emerged from the set of Blomkamp's Hollywood blockbuster, Chappie. So how bad was it?

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