In Case You Missed It: Monday's top stories

2016-06-20 20:58

The ANC announced Thoko Didiza as its mayoral candidate for Tshwane. The announcement saw violent protests in Pretoria where there are factional battles, with one supporting the incumbent Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, who also happens to be the regional chairperson, and another in favour of his deputy, Mapiti Matsena.

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Meanwhile, anger boiled over at North West University over sexual harassment claims against a senior academic who had suddenly announced he’d be retiring a few months early due to health reasons.

NWU's Potch campus (Photo from NWU website)

Two of the complainants have spoken exclusively to News24 on condition of anonymity, out of fear of victimisation. The university has confirmed it is aware of "certain" allegations against him, but said it could not find any substantiation.

And in the US, newly-released transcripts showed that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher and told a crisis negotiator that the US needed to stop bombing Iraq and Syria.

Omar Mateen (File, AP)

Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court also rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting.

(File, AP)

Nick Mallett has lauded the impact several Lions players made in the Springboks’ 32-26 win over Ireland in Johannesburg.

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Springboks’ 32-26 win over Ireland in Johannesburg.

Gupta and Zuma-owned Tegeta Resources and Exploration is prepared to fight Eskom over a R2bn fine it inherited from Glencore when it bought Optimum coal mine.

As Britons count down the days to a referendum on whether to remain a part of the European Union (EU), countries like SA are weighing up the cost of either scenario.

Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek films, was killed by his own car as it rolled down his driveway early on Sunday, police and his publicist said. The car pinned Yelchin, 27, against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Los Angeles. He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling.

(Photo: AP)

SABC3’s July schedule has just been made available to the press for the very first time and it looks like we’re in for some big changes on SABC3. The biggest being that the channel is dropping long-running soapie Days Of Our Lives in the 17:00 timeslot from 20 July but is keeping The Bold And The Beautiful. Another biggie is that High Rollers is going to be broadcast 5 days a week from 4 July, instead of Monday-Wednesday.

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