#News24 ICYMI: Energy Department intervenes to keep petrol price increase down; Listeriosis outbreak officially over; and Double injury blow for Bafana

2018-09-03 18:00


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Blast rocks Denel Somchem plant outside Somerset West, Faith Muthambi wanted to steal at all cost, state capture inquiry hears, and EFF says none of their weekend meetings were disrupted.

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Blast rocks Denel Somchem plant outside Somerset West

An explosion at Denel's Somchem depot near Somerset West occurred on Monday afternoon, the City of Cape Town's fire and emergency services spokesperson said.

Energy Department intervenes to keep petrol price increase down

On Wednesday fuel prices will increase by just 4.9c per litre, the Department of Energy (DoE) announced on Monday.

Mnangagwa consoles Mugabes after Grace's mother dies

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly sent a moving condolence letter to his predecessor Robert Mugabe after the passing of the former ruler's mother-in-law.

Muthambi wanted to steal at all cost - Williams

Former communications minister Faith Muthambi was not interested in serving South Africans and "wanted to steal" at all cost, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Monday.

Double injury blow for Bafana ahead of AFCON qualifier

Bafana Bafana have announced that midfield duo Themba Zwane and Bongani Zungu have been withdrawn from Stuart Baxter's 22-man squad due to injury.

'None of our weekend meetings were disrupted' – EFF

The EFF has described its three provincial people's assemblies held in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the North West at the weekend as successful in a statement issued on Monday. The party added that none of the assemblies were "disrupted".

Listeriosis outbreak officially over - Motsoaledi

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that the country's listeriosis outbreak is officially over.

PICS: Trevor Noah's Hawaii adventure

Still on a break from The Daily Show, comedian Trevor is now spending some time on the beautiful island of Hawaii. 

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