The big stories of Monday

2016-06-27 22:01
(City Press)

(City Press)

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Pay back the money!

On Tuesday, the long-awaited announcement of how much President Jacob Zuma would have to pay for the Nkandla upgrades was finally made.

The National Treasury Department has ruled that Zuma must pay R7.8m. The last hurdle is for the Constitutional Court to approve Treasury's report.

The figure was based on 2009 prices.

Read more here.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

A letter purportedly written by three SABC news journalists to COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng over recent decisions at the public broadcaster was doing the rounds on social media on Monday.

It came hot on the heels of the resignation of group CEO Jimi Matthews.

Matthews announced his resignation as acting group CEO on Monday, saying he had compromised his values as a journalist following various changes at the SABC.

Acting CEO Jimi Matthews has resigned from the SABC, saying recent changes at the broadcaster are “wrong” and he has compromised his values under the current leadership.

Matthews posted a picture of his resignation letter on Twitter on Monday morning, indicating his decision to leave following widespread changes under COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

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Hyena attack

A 15-year-old boy from Centurion was bitten in the face by a hyena in the Kruger National Park on Sunday, a SANParks spokesperson has said. Erco “Boela” Janse van Rensburg woke up at 04:30 in his tent at the Crocodile Bridge Camp to find a hyena’s jaws around his head.

The boy’s grandfather, Basie Smalberger, told Netwerk24 that Erco described the harrowing sound like “chips breaking in a packet.” The full story is here.

Bok card: Fearless Faf top again

His crucial interventions with the Boks under the cosh convinced Rob Houwing to hand top individual rating in PE to Faf de Klerk. Read the full story at Sport24.

Ex-Bok coach Nick Mallett heaped praise on scrumhalf Faf de Klerk following South Africa’s series-clinching win over Ireland.

Radio DJ Tbo Touch has resigned from SABC radio station MetroFM.

In his resignation letter, obtained by IOL, Touch said the following: “After 11 years of professional radio and a great journey, I want to take this opportunity to thank SABC for the time and efforts in building my radio and TV career. I pride myself to be counted among a great team of broadcasters that has graced this corporation. I will forever be grateful for all the lessons and accomplishments Metro FM has afforded me. I wish to leave Metro FM on good terms with no animosity within 30 days of this submission. I wish management well and best in all they pursue.”

(Photo: Gallo Images)

Gupta company bosses ambush Gordhan on talk show
Executives of four Gupta-owned companies "ambushed" Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan during a radio interview it seems.

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