#NEWS24 ICYMI: Oscar Pistorius attends granny's funeral, Grace Mugabe still in SA and will Hashim Amla drop the Proteas?

2017-08-16 18:49
Oscar Pistorius outside the Pretoria High Court during his hearing. (File photo: Herman Verway, Netwerk24)

Oscar Pistorius outside the Pretoria High Court during his hearing. (File photo: Herman Verway, Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - Cat Stevens denies that he ever called for the death of Salman Rushdie, deputy minister Mduduzi Manana could be kicked out of the ANC and SA banks are sued for R60bn in a home repossession case.

Here is a round-up of the leading stories of the day:

Oscar allowed out of jail for grandmother's funeral

Oscar Pistorius was allowed to say farewell to his grandmother, a source close to the family told YOU Magazine.

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Grace Mugabe is still in SA - police ministry

The police ministry has confirmed that Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has not left the country.  

This followed confusing reports that Mugabe returned to Zimbabwe after fialing to hand herself over to the police after she had been accused of beating a model with an electrical cord.

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KFC assault accused allegedly beat petrol attendants, called them the K-word

News24 can reveal that one of the five men accused of assaulting a couple at a KFC in Pretoria, allegedly assaulted petrol pump attendants and called them the K-word in 2014 in the small town of Petrus Steyn.

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Hashim Amla set for Kolpak move?

Reports suggest that Proteas star batsman Hashim Amla is considering taking a Kolpak deal.

The Proteas have lost a number of players on Kolpak deals in recent times, including Kyle Abbott, Rilee Rossouw, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas and Simon Harmer.

                                                    Hashim Amla. (Getty Images)

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PICS: Cold snap brings snow to western parts of SA

The cold snap is in full force bringing snow to parts of SA - and as usual, locals are loving it.

So far, snow has been reported to have fallen in Sutherland in the Northern Cape and Worcester in the Western Cape, with falls expected to make its way across the mountainous parts of the country until Friday.

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Manana to face ANC disciplinary inquiry

Following severe public backlash, Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana will face an ANC disciplinary inquiry following his assault of two women at a Johannesburg nightclub.

He could face suspension or expulsion from the party if found guilty.

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Cat Stevens: I never called for the death of Salman Rushdie

It's sad that no matter how many times I’ve repeatedly tried to explain my true position, journalists inevitably bring up this subject again and again, writes Cat "Yusuf" Stevens.

Have a look at his full response

Marli van Breda won't testify in brother's trial

Marli van Breda will not testify for the State in the triple murder trial of her brother as she has not regained her memory.

Marli has retrograde amnesia and cannot recall anything about the attack in which her brother Henri is accused of killing their parents and brother and attempting to murder his sister two years ago.

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WATCH: Crash on N1 in Centurion, driver tries to flee the scene

A video uploaded on social media shows a Gauteng motorist attempt to flee the scene of a crash. The driver caused a bakkie to overturn on the N1 highway near Centurion.

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SA banks sued for R60bn in home repossession case

More than 225 applicants, mostly from Gauteng townships, have launched a suit in the Constitutional Court, claiming damages from the big banks for home repossession abuse.

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ANC KZN provincial election results 'irregularity of the highest level'

Lawyers for the 'rebel' ANC members challenging the results of the ANC KZN provincial leadership election highlighted a tweet which allegedly broadcast the outcome before official results were released, calling it 'an irregularity of the highest level'.

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Marikana memories: 'Miners fell like scattered clothes'

It's been five years since the fateful day that saw 34 mineworkers shot dead by police during a strike in the mining town of Wonderkop, North West

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