#News24 ICYMI: SA Express grounded due to 'severe non-compliance'; Phakamani Hadebe appointed as Eskom CEO; and Committee probing Mugabe 'not out to humiliate him'

2018-05-24 17:59
Ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

Ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. (Elizabeth Sejake/City Press)

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Mpumalanga boy whose kidnappers demanded Bitcoin is found, SA interest rates remain unchanged, and Alleged kidnapped pregnant woman returns home, but without baby.

Here are today's top stories:

Mpumalanga boy whose kidnappers demanded Bitcoin found

Mpumalanga police have confirmed that Katlego Marite, the 12-year-old boy who was abducted outside his home in eMalahleni this past weekend, has been found.

Allegedly kidnapped pregnant woman returns home, but without baby

Gauteng police say they were investigating what had happened to a Vosloorus woman and her unborn baby after she appeared at a police station, a week after she disappeared, and without the baby.

Gordhan appoints Phakamani Hadebe Eskom CEO in sweeping SOE board changes

Cabinet has approved a recommendation by Eskom's board to appoint Phakamani Hadebe as CEO of Eskom.

How 3 pairs of shoes led to murdered Lutzville farmworker's disappearance becoming suspicious

Three pairs of shoes lying in a room of then-missing farmworker Adam Pieterse's Lutzville house were the first pieces of a puzzle which eventually led to his friend piecing together that something may have happened to him.

SA interest rates unchanged

The monetary policy committee of the South African Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%, in line with the expectations of economists.

SACAA grounds SA Express for 'severe non-compliance'

The suspension was put into immediate effect on Thursday, 24 May 2018, as the carrier is no longer allowed to continue operations.

Trevor Noah had a sneaky cameo in Black Panther

Trevor Noah has a role in Black Panther but nobody knew. The Daily Show host had an important cameo that most of us probably missed.

KZN mayor, 2 others arrested for alleged assassination plot against municipal speaker

The 31-year-old mayor of the Endumeni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal and two others have been arrested for allegedly attempting to assassinate the municipal speaker.

Why SuperSport said the Willemse incident wasn’t racist

A technical failure on set that led to SuperSport presenter Motshidisi Mohono not giving former Springbok Ashwin Willemse a chance to speak lies at the heart of Willemse’s dramatic on-air flare-up, Sport24 can reveal.

'We're not out to humiliate Mugabe,' says Zim committee probing alleged diamond theft

Temba Mliswa, who chairs parliament's committee on mines, said the 09:00 time scheduled for Mugabe's appearance on Wednesday could have been "too early" for the 94-year-old.

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