#News24 ICYMI: Getting drunk on hot cross buns, Shock prison phone call; and Sam Smith disappoints Cape Town

2019-04-17 18:27

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President Cyril Ramaphosa and Caster Semenya have made it on to Time's list of 100 most influential people, a man swallowed three diamonds during sting operation in Cape Town and was held in hospital until he pooped them out and the ANC has fixed a billboard blunder in Port Elizabeth.

Here is a wrap of some of our leading stories for Wednesday:

Ramaphosa joins Caster on Time100 'most influential' list

President Cyril Ramaphosa made it on to Time's list of 100 most influential people in the leader category, while 28-year-old double Olympic champion Caster Semenya featured in the icon category.

WATCH: Getting drunk on hot cross buns? Authorities deny traffic cops' shocking claims in training video

Can eating hot cross buns give you a positive breathalyser test reading? Two Eastern Cape traffic officers seem to think so. But authorities have explained.

How electricity costs may increase in SA's biggest metros

SA's three biggest cities are absorbing some of the tariff hike to pass on lower increases to beleaguered residents.

Sam Smith's remaining Cape Town shows cancelled

Big Concerts announced that the remaining Sam Smith shows on 17 and 18 April at the Grand Arena, GrandWest have been cancelled.

Shock prison phone call: ‘Liam’s alive’, says jailed father accused of kidnapping missing son

The jailed father of a missing boy called YOU from prison this week, revealing with conviction that his missing son is alive.

Living in shipping containers for 12 years: 'They left us here with no toilets and no electricity'

More than 20 families have spent 12 years living in shipping containers on the corner of Larotholi Avenue and Rhodes Street in Langa.

Man swallows diamonds during Hawks raid, held in hospital until he pooped them out

The Hawks have nabbed an alleged diamond dealer, following a sting operation in Strand, about 50km east of Cape Town's CBD.

Ghoema CEO asks that Steve Hofmeyr video controversy not overshadow the work of other artists

The CEO of the Ghoema Music Trust, Heidi Edeling, asked that the controversy over Steve Hofmeyr's music video not overshadow the hard work of other artists.

SEE: 'ANC delivers!' - Party fixes billboard blunder in PE

The ANC has fixed a billboard in Port Elizabeth which contained a humorous spelling error.

CWC squad: 6 Proteas who will be holding their breath

The Proteas squad for this year's Cricket World Cup in England and Wales will be announced on Thursday. Sport24 looks at 6 players who will be holding their breath.

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