#News24 ICYMI: 2 allegedly try to smuggle water to WCape; Meghan Markle wants to break royal traditions and meet SA's 15yo swimming sensation

2018-02-01 18:36
Duné Coetzee. (Gallo Images)

Duné Coetzee. (Gallo Images)

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Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma will deliver the State of the Nation Address, says National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, the DA wants to participate in the state capture probe and Sanef believes MultiChoice’s decision to end its contract with ANN7 has serious implications for media freedom.

Here is a roundup of some of our leading stories:

2 bust for allegedly trying to smuggle water to Western Cape illegally

Two people were caught red-handed in Muldersdrift allegedly trying to fill tankers of water to drive down to the Western Cape, the Mogale City Local Municipality says.

More than 900 trapped underground in Free State mine

More than 900 miners are trapped underground in a Sibanye Gold mine in the Free State, following an electric cable outage after a storm.

Meet SA's 15-year-old swimming sensation

Duné Coetzee is the youngest member of the South African Commonwealth Games team. Getting the opportunity to compete at the Commonwealth Games is certainly going to be my toughest swimming challenge ever," she told the Team SA website.

Meghan Markle to make a speech at her royal wedding reception

It seems Meghan Markle is hell-bent on breaking royal traditions at her upcoming nuptials to Prince Harry.

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                                       Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Photo: Getty Images)

A special day for missing Maddie McCann’s brother and sister

The twins were only two years old when their sister Maddie disappeared. But when they blow out the candles on their 13th birthday cake, their wish will be that she comes home.

Removing ANN7 has 'serious implications for media freedom' - Sanef

The South African National Editors’ Forum has questioned MultiChoice’s decision to end its contract with ANN7, saying it "could set a dangerous precedent that has serious implications for media freedom and diversity".

No special sitting for motion against Zuma before SONA – Mbete

There will be no special sitting to debate a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma before the State of the Nation Address, says National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

We have 'valuable evidence' - DA requests participation in state capture inquiry

The DA has formally requested to participate in the commission of inquiry into state capture that is being headed up by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

Mnangagwa govt 'harassing Mugabe family on a daily basis', says former aide

Zimbabwe's former education minister has claimed in an interview with SABC that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is "harassing" former president Robert Mugabe's family "on a daily basis".

ICYMI: Rare super blue blood moon mesmerises

The rare super blue blood moon, seen in North America, Hawaii, the Middle East, Russia, India, and Australia, was the result of the Sun, Earth, and Moon lining up perfectly for a lunar eclipse just as the Moon is near its closest orbit point to Earth, making it appear "super" large.

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