Parliament hands over state capture evidence to Zondo inquiry

Parliament has officially handed over the evidence it gathered during its inquiry into the alleged capture of Eskom by the Guptas to the judicial commission of inquiry headed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo. This is according to senior ANC MP and National Assembly house chairperson responsible for committees Cedric Frolick‚ who was speaking in the assembly during a debate on Parliament’s budget for the 2018/2019 financial year. Frolick told MPs that he last week handed over “volumes of transcripts and other evidence” to former auditor-general Terence Nombembe who is…

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Burkina forces kill 3 suspected terrorists in early morning raid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvJDpe_6Xbk Burkina Faso security forces killed three suspected terrorists and arrested one more on Tuesday morning in an operation on the outskirts of the capital Ouagadougou, state television reported. One gendarme was killed in the fighting in the Rayongo neighbourhood, while five people, including one civilian, were injured, the report said. “The Special Intervention Unit of the National Gendarmerie (USIGN) conducted an operation during the night of May 21 to 22 to dislodge suspected terrorists in the Ragnongo district,” according to a statement released by the security forces. The Special…

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Too black for Miss SA party: Pageant flayed for excluding past beauty queens

Cynthia Shange won Miss SA 1972 and went on to represent the country at Miss World under the sash of Miss Africa South.  Image: Gallo Images/Sowetan As Miss South Africa celebrates 60 years on Sunday, black winners from the apartheid years will be sidelined. In the past, the pageant was a lily-white preserve with the formulaic blonde and blue eyed winners. Black winners entered the poorer cousin of Miss Africa South and later Miss Black South Africa until 1992 when the pageant became inclusive. Speaking for the Miss SA office, former…

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