UCT launches inquiry into Professor Mayosi’s death and Hani’s killer seeks release

The Star

  • De Lille deal divides DA

The sudden resignation of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has left her fiercest critic, JP Smith, bitter, saying it was an admission of guilt.

READ MORE: DA officially confirms De Lille resignation

  • Power cuts less likely – Eskom

Load shedding will be reduced due to many workers returning to work, despite pending wage and bonus negotiations.

  • UCT launches probe of top cardiologist’s suicide

UCT has instituted an inquiry into the death of renowned South African cardiologist Professor Bongani Mayosi, whose funeral was held at the weekend.

READ MORE: Did UCT kill Bongani Mayosi?

The Citizen

  • Hani’s killer again seeks release on parole

SACP leader Chris Hani’s assassin, Janusz Walus, will this week again apply to the high court in Pretoria for his release on parole, subject to deportation to Poland on his release.

  • Health council ‘critical’

Countering a wide range of allegations of corruption at it by a whistleblower, the Health Professions Council of South Africa yesterday said action was being taken by the organisation to stamp out graft.


  • Molefe cries foul over Transnet, Eskom probe

Brian Molefe has lashed out at Treasury-appointed investigators for what he claims are procedural irregularities in their probe into the rot at Transnet and Eskom under his watch.

READ MORE: Treasury confirmation — Eskom looting was an inside job

Business Day

  • Mantashe to extend Wild Coast mines ban

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe wants to declare a further two year moratorium on mining applications for Xolobeni on the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast, where competing interests over a potential titanium mine have resulted in violence and death.

READ MORE: It’s not just Xolobeni: What the Australian mining company did in the Western Cape

  • MPs prepare to quiz Steinhoff’s Jooste

Parliament has sought a legal opinon from senior counsel about what questions can legitimately be asked of former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste should he be subpoenaed to appear before the finance committee.

Stories from beyond South Africa:

President Trump said that a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower between campaign aides and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was designed to “get information on an opponent.”

Mr. Trump claimed that the meeting was “totally legal,” though it is a key subject of the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. (The New York Times)

At least 91 people have been killed and more than 200 severely injured in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Indonesian tourist islands of Lombok and Bali on Sunday evening, the secondly deadly quake to hit in a week. (The Guardian)

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