#News24 ICYMI: Faction of 'white SA guards' promoted apartheid at Iraqi army base; DA premier candidate shrugs off race questions; and line judge hits out at 'difficult' Serena

2018-09-19 18:13
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WATCH: Maimane announces Alan Winde as DA candidate for Western Cape Premier

2018-09-19 11:43

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will on Wednesday announce the party's candidate for Western Cape Premier. This, after the party announced Maimane will not stand as the party's candidate.WATCH

Capitec Bank in Voortrekker Street, Bellville, Cape Town was evacuated; A teenager from Reitz in the Free State who suffered 85% burns in a veld fire dies; and Kanye and his family are reportedly moving back to Kanye West’s home town, Chicago.

Here are today’s top stories:

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Bobani backtracks on controversial budget remarks

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani, who is from the UDM, said he was merely calling the DA's bluff when he said the entire budget would be allocated to the townships in the next financial year.

Why Scarra wants to make WP's Currie Cup campaign 'special'

Scarra Ntubeni has won the Currie Cup twice before and the domestic competition has faded from the spotlight it used to enjoy since then, but that is not getting in the way of the hooker’s motivation to be part of a “special” Western Province campaign.

DA WC premier candidate Winde shrugs off race questions, wants to build a team

The DA's Western Cape premier candidate, Alan Winde, views his biggest strength as the ability to put a team together - and that is going to be his starting point in campaigning for next year's election.

Line judge hits out at 'difficult' Serena

An Australian Open line judge has hit out at former world No 1 Serena Williams following her US Open outburst.

Faction of 'white South African guards' promoted apartheid at Iraqi army base - report

An investigative report into an air base in Iraq, where a US government sponsored military contractor was paid to provide security, has uncovered a number of irregular and sinister practices, including a racist "apartheid" culture perpetrated by South Africans employed as guards.

Capitec Bank evacuated in Cape Town suburb as police talk down gunman

Capitec Bank in Voortrekker Street, Bellville, Cape Town was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon as police talked down a gunman who apparently locked himself in.

Heroic Free State teenager succumbs to his burn wounds

A teenager from Reitz in the Free State who suffered 85% burns in a veld fire died this morning.

'These are the guys making millions' - Hawks after busting alleged rhino horn syndicate

Six members of a suspected rhino horn trafficking syndicate, that allegedly ran its own intelligence operation with at least two police officers in its ranks, have been arrested in Mpumalanga, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

Suki Waterhouse shot someone on film set

Suki Waterhouse has revealed she accidentally shot someone while filming her new movie Assassination Nation.

Kanye West claims he’s moving back to Chicago permanently

Kimye are reportedly moving back to Kanye West’s home town, Chicago.

PICS: Kourtney Kardashian ‘having fun’ with 20-year-old Luka Sabbat

Kourtney Kardashian is single and seemingly ready to mingle.

Everything we know so far about Princess Eugenie’s wedding

Princess Eugenie has been widely criticised by people who believe she should have a more low-key and modestly priced wedding because she’s so far down the royal succession line (ninth in line to the British throne).

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