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EWN Reporter

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EFF members went and surrounded speaker Raymond Dhlamini after he attempted to take a vote on an urgent motion to push up the adjustment budget up the agenda. The EFF wanted an amendment to that motion to also push up the motions of no confidence. TCG

BREAKING: The Al-Jama-Ah’s Thapelo Amad has been elected as Joburg’s Mayor. He won by 138 votes, while the DA’s Mpho Phalatse received 81 and and the Action SA’s Funzi Ngobeni was supported by 46 councillors.

There was some pushing and shoving EFF councillors and other DA councillors. TCG

The Action SA has withdrew it’s motion of no confidence in Council Speaker, Colleen Makhubele.

NPA Spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila, outside court reiterated that the State is ready to proceed with the trial….

BREAKING NEWS: Former President Jacob Zuma has been elected chairperson of SANCO in KwaZulu-Natal. @NkoRaphael 

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Newly-elected KZN SANCO LeadershipProvincial Chairperson: Jacob Zuma Deputy Chairperson: Bheki Mlotshwa Provincial Secretary: Richard Mkhungo Deputy Secretary: Lucky Hadebe Treasurer: Thulani Gamede Organiser: Zelda Sikhosana. ND


The Nakedi family have opened a case of common assault against 3 white men seen attacking 2 black teens for swimming in what they claim is an ‘only whites’ pool at the Maselspoort Resort in Bloem during Christmas celebrations yesterday. 📸Supplied @khanya_mntambo 

#NewYear For the first time in its history, the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto says it has had NO trauma case patients coming through its doors on 1 January. The hospital posted photos of an eerily quiet trauma ward on its Facebook Page.

#WATCH ] Meet Khangelani Sibiya from Newcastle in KZN. He’s a Maths and Science who was awarded the ‘Best Global Teacher’ title at the weekend in Dubai. He incorporates traditional music and art during teaching and learning. VIDEO SUPPLIED. @NkoRaphael 

#ShutdownSA The Black Business Council has confirmed that the worst affected establishments during the looting and destruction are BLACK OWNED Small, Micro or Medium Enterprises. TTM

#BREAKING End of an era as the Ticketpro Dome closes:

#CoronaVirusSA BREAKING : Khayelitsha has become the first township in the Western Cape to confirm a Covid19 infection. LI

Renowned and Celebrated singer Mam’ Sibongile Khumalo has passed away at the age of 63. Eyewitness News can confirm that she died earlier today. More details to follow. #RIPSibongileKhumalo 

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Shane Mqadi, a homeless man, says government does not have a plan for the homeless during #LockdownSA . @NkoRaphael 

#Coronavirus Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says all minibus taxis, metered taxis, e-hailing services will not be allowed to operate for the duration of South Africa's 21 day lockdown.

#ProtectSouthAfrica Members of the Diepsloot Residents' Association are working together with JMPD, the local taxi association and community members and have been going door-to-door to recover items looted from the local Bambanani Mall.