ICYMI: Wednesday’s biggest stories in one place

2016-06-08 21:08

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Durban mopped up after a blaze gutted the Jesus Dome church centre on Tuesday night. EThekwini Deputy Mayor Nomvula Shabalala said the metro will look into the possibility of helping the Durban Christian Centre find a venue to conduct their 5 000-strong Sunday services after the church was destroyed.
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The saga over the US terror alert continued with two government departments – state security and international relations – lashing out at the US for the warning. But the US Embassy stood firm, saying the security message was based on “credible information”. Click here for more

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In Port Elizabeth, police condemned the attack on a family in Bethelsdorp. News24 reported that a father had laid helpless with bullets wounds as his 12-year-old daughter was shot dead in their home.
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And in the US, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has promised to stay in the race despite Hillary Clinton declaring herself the party’s flagbearer for the elections. Click here for more

In finance:

Ratings agency Fitch affirmed South Africa's investment grade credit, and surprisingly kept its outlook stable, but it warned that political and growth concerns should be addressed. Get more on that here

And minutes earlier, Stats SA announced that South Africa recorded a negative growth rate of -1.2% in the first quarter of 2016. Click here for more

Speaking to the Gauteng Economic Indaba, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa needs decisive action to strengthen the economy, stimulate growth and increase employment. Get more here

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In Sport:

Kagiso Rabada led a strong performance with the ball for the Proteas as they opened their Tri-Nation ODI series account with a win over Australia. Get more here

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Former Nigeria football coach Stephen Keshi died on Wednesday aged 54 of a suspected heart attack, his family said in a statement. Click here for more

Furious listeners on Wednesday morning vented their anger at the SABC’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng with several calling him a "dictator" after the controversial boss who struggled to answer basic questions disappeared after a break. Motsoeneng’s disastrous SAfm interview is his latest cringeworthy live interview. Read all about it here

Bobby Brown once hit his ex-wife Whitney Houston. The Candy Girl hitmaker has revealed he lashed out at the late star on one occasion during their 15-year marriage while he was trying to maintain his sobriety but he's adamant the reports that he's a "woman beater", which began to circulate after he was reportedly charged with misdemeanour battery related to alleged domestic violence in 2003, are pure "lies". Read more here

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