#News24 ICYMI: Grade 1 Day fever grips SA, Woolworths pulls baby carrier product over copy-cat row; and Albie Morkel retires

2019-01-09 18:21
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Mzwanele Manyi dumps the 'captured' ANC to ATM, adding that he would accept money from the wealthy Gupta family, Thomas Markle Jr invites Meghan and Prince Harry to his wedding and Masturbating Mr D driver is dismissed.

Here are some of our top stories of the day:

Oversized bags, tiny uniforms and straight to work for Grade Rs of 2019

"Have a good day and don't fight with anyone!" said a mum who kissed her tiny son goodbye on his first day of Grade R.

Masturbating Mr D driver dismissed after video goes viral

Online food delivery service Mr D has confirmed that one of their drivers, who was caught on camera masturbating, has been dismissed.

ANC would be 'limping today' if it did not merge factions in Nasrec - Mabuza

The African National Congress would be "limping today" if it did not vote for a unity slate at its elective conference in Nasrec, the party's deputy president David Mabuza has said.

Woolworths acknowledges 'striking similarities' with Ubuntu Baba carrier, removes product from stores

Woolworths has said it will remove the baby carrier product from its stores, following a meeting with a business owner who claimed the retailer had copied her idea.

Thomas Markle Jr invites Meghan and Prince Harry to his wedding

Meghan’s brother is extending an olive branch to his half-sister and royal brother-in-law.

Twitter reacts to Albie Morkel's retirement

Well wishes poured in for former Proteas all-rounder Albie Morkel who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

70 pupils to 1 teacher – Community group pickets over packed classes

The first day of the school year at Cape Town's Bergville Primary School in Bishop Lavis kicked off with a picket to highlight complaints over teacher shortages and poor safety.

'If the Guptas give me money, I will take it', says Mzwanele Manyi after dumping 'captured' ANC and joining ATM

Mzwanele Manyi has officially announced that he has left the ANC to join the African Transformation Movement.

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