#News24 ICYMI: Mboweni sworn in as new finance minister; Quota system can weaken Springboks, and Kanye West set to visit Trump

2018-10-09 19:03
US President Donald Trump and Kanye West. (Seth Wenig, AP, File)

US President Donald Trump and Kanye West. (Seth Wenig, AP, File)

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Kessie Nair accused officials in his case of hidden agendas, South Africa's biggest corporate businesses have been funding fake news, and armed men rob Debonairs in just over a minute.

Here are some of our top stories for the day:

Kessie Nair claims officials involved in his k-word case 'are trying to please Ramaphosa'

Kessie Nair has accused officials dealing with his racism case of trying to please President Cyril Ramaphosa in order to advance their careers.

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene resigns, Tito Mboweni sworn in

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has resigned. His resignation comes after talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa in the wake of his admission at the state capture commission of inquiry that he met with the Guptas several times between 2009 and 2014.

Nene to be investigated by Public Protector over PIC deal

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will be investigated by the Public Protector for allegedly breaching the executive code of ethics relating to an investment by the Public Investment Corporation in a company that may have benefitted his son.

Exposed: How corporates are funding fake news

Some of South Africa's biggest banks, insurance companies and car manufacturers have been caught advertising on fake news websites.

Kanye West to visit Donald Trump to discuss job creation for ex-convicts

Kanye West will be meeting US president Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner during at the White House this week, according to New York Times. 

Gupta lieutenant Chawla wanted Parliament to pay for him to fly business class from India

Gupta lieutenant Ashu Chawla, through his lawyer, has demanded that Parliament pay for a business class air ticket for him from New Delhi, India, to attend the inquiry into the naturalisation of members of the Gupta family.

SAFA to tackle poor standard of PSL referees

The South African Football Association says it is paying attention and attending to the recent spate of below par performances by some match officials in top-flight games.

WATCH: Slick trio robs Debonairs outlet and is gone in just over 60 seconds

It took just over a minute for three armed men to rob a Debonairs pizza outlet in Kensington - a suburb in Johannesburg.

Kiwi scribe: Transformation will weaken Springboks

The Springboks side will weaken when they implement quotas at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Founder of #Bringbackourgirls set to challenge Nigeria's Buhari in 2019 polls – reports

The founder of the #Bringbackourgirls campaign is reportedly set to challenge Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming crunch polls.

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