In the headlines: A wrap of the day's newspapers

Today's daily papers look at the situation in the North West as embattled Premier Supra Mahumapelo's future will only be resolved next month. (Gemma Ritchie/M&G)

Today's daily papers look at the situation in the North West as embattled Premier Supra Mahumapelo's future will only be resolved next month. (Gemma Ritchie/M&G)

The Star

  • NW family double tragedy

A mother was struck by a police rubber bullet as she knelt crying over the body of her teenage son, who had been fatally shot through the head.

  • Saftu vows total CBD strike shutdown

Jo’burg motorists could experience traffic chaos today owing to a “total shutdown” strike by the South African Federation of Trade Unions in the CBD.

The Citizen

  • ANC fires of revolt spread

If the ruling party fails to resolve the volatile situation involving North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, it is likely to face similar scenarios in other provinces and have serious losses in the 2019 elections, warn political analysts.

Business Day

  • Affiliated auditors sever Nkonki ties

Nkonki’s woes worsened on Tuesday after affiliated audit companies said they had terminated their relationships with the troubled firm and were planning to ditch it.

  • SAA seeks extra R5-billion bailout from state

South African Airways is in discussion with the Treasury on a cash injection of about R5-billion, which the company needs to cover historic debt and its working-capital requirements until September.

  • Minas Rio albatross will weigh on Anglo’s profit

The Minas Rio mine in Brazil which cost Anglo American at least $13-billion to buy and build, could cost the company up to $400-million in earnings and is unlikely to deliver much beyond 3 million tonnes it produced before being shut down to manage repeated leakages in a 530km pipeline.

Sowetan

  • I thought I was dying

Security guard beaten to a pulp by rioting Kaizer Chiefs fans tells of stadium ordeal

  • ANC postpones Supra’s exit 

Embattled North West premier Supra Mahumapelo’s future will now be decided next month, despite ongoing violent protests in support of calls for him to be sacked.

Daily Sun

  • Pressure mounts on Supra!

As far as can be established, the ANC National Working Committee met members of the North West Luthuli House yesterday. Reliable sources said Supra Mahumapelo was also there.

  • Mpho lends a helping hand

Despite having no hands, Mpho Mathabi is an inspiration to everyone who meets him.

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