#News24 ICYMI: Mnangagwa calls for peace after election court victory; Jonas' state capture testimony: key takeaways; and the Cape braces for intense cold front

2018-08-24 18:26
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa.  (Getty Images/Gallo Images, file)

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (Getty Images/Gallo Images, file)

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Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has applauded SA Rugby's policy that allows him to pick overseas-based players; Johnny Clegg has announced that he has completed his third round of chemotherapy; Nhlanhla Nene and Malusi Gigaba are expected to appear before the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.

Here are today’s top stories:

Matfield: Jake White has an opinion about everything

Victor Matfield has hit back at Jake White’s claims that he is not yet ready to coach at the highest level.

Can independents run for national SA elections? ConCourt says yes

It seemed to have passed everyone by, but the Constitutional Court's June ruling on political party funding may have opened the door for independents to run for office in provincial and national elections.

State capture talking points: death threats and Duduzane's Merc

Mcebisi Jonas' revelations on day three of the judicial inquiry into state capture were nothing less than bombshells.

Rassie applauds SA Rugby for overseas Boks policy

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has applauded SA Rugby's policy that allows him to pick overseas-based players.

Nene, Gigaba to testify before SARS inquiry next week

Current and former Finance Ministers Nhlanhla Nene and Malusi Gigaba are expected to appear before the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into administration at the SA Revenue Service next week.

All farmers can work hand in hand with government or successful land reform - black farmers

If the government works together with all farmers – black and white – it could be the answer to accelerating successful land reform, some black farmers have said.

Steven Tyler sends cease and desist letter to Donald Trump for use of song

Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler is again demanding that President Donald Trump stop using the band's songs at rallies.

Johnny Clegg isn’t about to bow down to cancer

Celebrated South African singer and songwriter Johnny Clegg has announced that he has completed his third round of chemotherapy after his pancreatic cancer returned last year.

Western Cape braces for intense cold front, flooding

An intense cold front and localised flooding in certain parts of the Western Cape are expected on Saturday, according to the City of Cape Town's Disaster Management Centre.

Mnangagwa calls for peace, welcomes court backing of election win

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday welcomed a court ruling endorsing his election victory after judges threw out an opposition bid to overturn the results over alleged ballot fraud.

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