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Millions spent on upgrades to presidential houses

The Star

  • Jail time awaits wasteful state officials

Government officials who waste billions of rand through irregular expenditure will be jailed if found responsible for wastage according to treasury.

  • Millions spent to upgrade presidential houses

The government has spent nearly R8-million to renovate the official houses of President Ramaphosa and his deputy, David Mabuza

Sowetan

  • Call for attempted murder to be added to rape charge

The Dros restaurant rape accused should face additional charges of attempted murder because the child almost died. This call was made by civil society movement #NotInMyName.

READ MORE: ‘Dros rapist’: No bail application, pictures can be taken in court

MK fighters smoke peace pipe

The spat which has been playing out in public between the ANC’s former army leaders has now been laid to rest. The leaders had been split between Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association and the MK National Council.

  • Prasa probes Vodacom deal

Prasa’s board has launched a probe into an alleged irregular fibre deal worth more than R1-billion which has allegedly failed to generate any revenue.

Daily Sun

  • Martinengo sacked for calling Malema ‘monkey’

The EFF has welcomed the firing of radio presenter Sasha Martinengo over an on-air comment where he called party leader Julius Malema a “monkey”

The Citizen

  • No end to social grants disaster

Mass confusion over the old versus new social grant cards, who is paying what into which account, PIN numbers failing to work, insufficient cash at pay points, robberies and late deliveries of cash were just some of the problems experienced by about 100 000 grant beneficiaries at the end of September.

Business Day

  • Ramaphosa back ‘the spy who saved Zuma’

President Ramaphosa has come out in defence of controversial former state security head Arthur Fraser, once dubbed “the spy who saved Zuma”, saying there is no evidence that he is not of “good character.”

  • Group Five forced to shift to new businesses to survive

To survive, construction company Group Five has had to shift its focus away from what has been its bread and butter for years, building roads and infrastructure, according to CEO Themba Mosai.

Global headlines:

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413-million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. (The New York Times)

Melania Trump: US first lady arrives in Ghana for solo Africa trip

US First Lady Melania Trump has visited a hospital in Ghana’s capital, Accra, at the start of her solo trip that will see her visit four African countries. (BBC)

Amid Kavanaugh fight, Trump says it is a ‘scary time’ for young men

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that allegations of sexual misconduct against his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, showed that “it’s a very scary time for young men in America” who now may be presumed guilty even when innocent. (Reuters)

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