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2016-06-22 21:07

Tshwane continued to deal with violent protests over the ANC’s mayoral candidate on Wednesday and by the end of the day, two people had been killed and 40 arrested.

A burnt bus  out in Hammanskraal (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Meanwhile, two of News24’s reporters who were covering the protests ended up being assaulted and intimidated – by police. Click here for more.
News24 columnist Melanie Verwoerd warns: “If the frustrations of young people in townships who feel let down by government erupt into action, we will see violence on as scale infinitely bigger than 1976.” Read her column here.

And in Nigeria, a South African was among three foreign nationals and two Nigerians kidnapped in the country's southeast after their vehicle was attacked, local police said.

And on a lighter note: British police swooped in to stop a Paris-baked plot to tempt Britons to stay in the European Union by handing out free, freshly baked croissants.

On the business front, Ajay Gupta spoke out for the first time on allegations of state capture, which he and his brother Atul have been accused of.
Gupta said he believes the idea of state capture is an imaginary concept created by the media. “It is mind capture, it is media capture,” he said.

Ajay Gupta during SABC’s Morning Live breakfast show. (Photo: SABC)

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The number of people in South Africa who take home over R100 000 has grown from 5 000 in 2013 to over 11 000 people now, according to statistics by BankservAfrica.

The data suggests that South African salary earners in the formal sector may be declining, but those that have kept their jobs have seen substantial increases.

Cosatu has suggested that a group of white players who want to see the Springboks fail may be behind the recent performances against Ireland.

John Smit has hit back at an open letter from former Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl that questioned the financial stability of the union.

SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng on Wednesday once again took over and steered a press conference completely off-message that was supposed to be about the new SABC3 schedule and logo. Instead, the SABC's chief operating officer (COO) slammed staff for sleeping at work, attacked the media, saying he was an actor and said people wouldn’t know it but white people love him.
Motsoeneng, said: "SABC will do what we believe is right for South Africa. SABC won't be the same. This is a new SABC. We have taken a decision. And if I've taken a decision, no turning back. You'll make your own noise. We want to make sure we empower our own people. We as SABC we're doing very well. 90% we're doing very well. Reality is, international content isn't doing well for the SABC," said Hlaudi Motsoeneng. "You must watch SABC3. you will see amazing stuff."

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Uma Thurman "broke a few bones" after she fell off her horse earlier this week. The 46-year-old actress has been left with multiple injuries after she was catapulted off the animal and thrown to the floor when it got "spooked" during a recent training session. Although the blonde beauty is expected to make a full recovery within a few weeks, she's still very much in pain and is relying on her children Maya, 17, Levon, 14, and Luna, three, to help her get around on her crutches.

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