Auditor General takes issue with Ingonyama board

The Star

  • VBS Bank heist blame game erupts

The fallout over the VBS Mutual Bank saga has deepened, with some of those implicated passing the blame. Yesterday, Vele Investment CEO Robert Madzonga accused former VBS chairperson Tshifiwa Matodzi of deception and betrayal over the alleged looting spree of R2-billion.

READ MORE: VhaVenda king offers to pay back VBS money

  • Church rocked by child sex scandal

`Thirty-five cases of sexual abuse of children have rocked the local Catholic Church and led to three priests being defrocked.

  • SAFA accuses SABC of foul play in spat over TV rights

English Premier League TV rights secured by the SABC, which appears to be Safa’s gripe in their stand-off, have been acquired through a third party according to COO Chris Maroleng.

  • AG takes issue with Ingonyama board

Auditor general Kimi Makwetu has taken issue with Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Ingonyama Trust Board for failing to provide supporting documents to account for land to the value of R1.08-billion.

Business Day

  • Collapse of Sars’s e-filing imminent

It would cost abotu R1-billion to fix Sars’s IT infrastructure after its modernisation programme was abruptly halted in 2014 when suspended commissioner Tom Moyane took over, with huge challenges looming including the potential “crash” of the vaunted e-filing system.

READ MORE: Sars IT overhaul will cost R1bn to fix

  • Famous Brands’ UK eatery goes from bad to worse

Famous Brands, the owner of Steers and Wimpy, has now reduced the value of its premium burger chain in the UK by more than half since it bought the business two years ago.


  • Omotoso defence tears into witness

The lawyer of charismatic pastor Timothy Omotoso – facing a string of charges including rape and sexual assault – was rapped over the knuckles yesterday for asking unfair and unjust questions.

  • Timol’s case set for Monday

The case of former security branch policeman Joao Rodrigues, implicated in the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol in 1971, has been postponed until October 22.

READ MORE: Apartheid cop accused of ‘delay tactics’ to avoid murder trial

The Citizen

  • AfriForum ramp up farm campaign

AfriForum has taken its international tour up a notch, with victims of farm attacks having their stories live streamed to their foreign donors and supporters yesterday, but their approach has not been without criticism.

READ MORE: AfriForum decries SA farm murders down under

  • Mayor ‘cut funds’ to NGOs for poor

City of Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has been accused of diverting funds to his “favourite” foundation, while sidelining other community-based organisations within the metro.

Global news:

In shifting story, Saudi Arabi amay admit dissident journalist was killed

Saudi Arabia was preparing to say that Jamal Khashoggi died in an interrogation gone wrong, according to a person familiar with the kingdom’s plans. The explanation, whatever its truth, seemed intended to ease the political crisis. President Trump echoed the possibility that Mr. Khashoggi fell victim to “rogue killers.” (The New York Times)

Mohammed Dewji: Reward offered for abducted Tanzania billionaire

The family of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped on Thursday, has offered a 1bn Tanzania shilling ($440,000; £330,000) reward for information that leads to his rescue. (BBC)

Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s U.S. midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. (Reuters)

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