#News24 ICYMI: State Capture Inquiry: There are more of us who can help commission – Maseko; Bonang fights back on Twitter; and 5 Springboks who face the chop

2018-08-29 18:06
Media personality Bonang Matheba (Gallo Images/Sowetan/Thulani Mbele)

Media personality Bonang Matheba (Gallo Images/Sowetan/Thulani Mbele)

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Diplomacy could save the life of SA man sentenced to death in Vietnam, Mall of Africa evacuated amid bomb scare, and former hijackers reveal all.

Here are today’s top stories:

One shot dead, foreign national shops looted in Soweto violence

One person has been shot dead during ongoing violence in White City, Soweto on Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed to News24.

#StateCaptureInquiry: There are more of us who can help commission – Maseko

Former Government Communication and Information System boss Themba Maseko has told the inquiry into state capture that there are more former and serving directors general who can help the commission uncover the extent of the Guptas' influence on government but they fear losing their jobs.

Diplomacy could save life of SA man sentenced to death in Vietnam

The South African man sentenced to death in Vietnam for drug trafficking is receiving support from the South African government.

Mall of Africa evacuated amid bomb scare

The mall said in a statement that it had received a report of a bomb threat, leading to the evacuation.

Brics summit 'almost collapsed' because of legal threat against heads of state - Masutha

Justice Minister Michael Masutha has admitted that the Brics summit in Johannesburg last month "almost collapsed" because a group of South African lawyers threatened legal action against some heads of state attending the gathering.

5 Springboks who face the chop after Pumas 'embarrassment'

The Boks had just slipped to a 32-19 defeat to Argentina in Mendoza, and Erasmus labelled the performance as "embarrassing".

Kidnapped businessman Shiraz Gathoo back home with his family

South African businessman Shiraz Gathoo's family has confirmed that he was safely returned home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after being held for ransom for the last six months.

SA Revenue Service shortfall to blame for VAT hike – Treasury

Treasury would not have needed to increase value added tax by one percentage point to 15% in April if not for the revenue shortfall at the South African Revenue Services (SARS), deputy director general at National Treasury Ismail Momoniat told the Nugent Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday.

Sparks fly on Twitter between Bonang Matheba and local entertainment commentator

The conflict erupted after the commentator gave the star unsolicited career advice and said "her star is waning".

'I felt sorry for the victims but I had a job to do' - Former hijackers reveal all, here's how you can protect yourself in SA

What drives people to hijack cars in SA? Why is this vehicle crime so difficult to put an end to locally? Pro-Active SA managing director Ryno Schutte interviewed two former hijackers, both of whom have served time in jail.

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