#News24 ICYMI: Thunderstorm warning for Joburg, Ford frenzy over easy-to-break locks; and Rami Malek to play Bond 25 villain

2019-04-25 18:40
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DA slams 'R120m budget' for presidential inauguration at Loftus, Cyclone Kenneth is set to make landfall in Mozambique and see the Springboks' 2019 Rugby World Cup jerseys

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Severe thunderstorm warning for Joburg, but rain to clear from Friday

The cut-off low pressure system that resulted in parts of South Africa being hit by heavy rains and floods is now weakening, the SA Weather Service says, but a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Johannesburg.

SEE: Compulsory evacuations as Cyclone Kenneth set to make landfall in Mozambique

Compulsory evacuations have begun in northern Mozambique where a powerful tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead.

DA slams 'R120m budget' for presidential inauguration at Loftus

The DA has slammed the "astounding" R120m budget for the presidential inauguration, scheduled for May 25.

DA is said to face risk of split over policy

Several senior members of the Democratic Alliance have considered breaking away to form a new party because of disputes about its policy direction, according to people familiar with the matter.

See the Springboks' RWC jerseys

ASICS has launched the jerseys that the Springboks will be wearing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan alongside an all-new brand film ‘What is the difference?’ which offers an inside-look into the dedication, sacrifice and focus it requires for a professional rugby player to be selected to represent his country on the biggest stage that rugby has to offer.

Rami Malek to play Bond 25 villain

The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's last one as 007 is heading home to Jamaica with Rami Malek joining the cast to play a villain.

Mr South Africa CEO on backlash: 'You don't have to be a male model to be a model male'

Twitter users were very vocal about their opinions when the official Mr South Africa page released images of the finalists for the pageant.

Mokgoro inquiry: 10 damning findings against Nomgcobo Jiba & Lawrence Mrwebi

While the country awaits the president's decision on the future of the National Prosecuting Authority's Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, News24 looks at 10 crucial findings from the Mokgoro inquiry report.

Public Protector: We're not fighting with Gordhan, we want to help him clear his name

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she is attempting to help Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan clear his name, but added the response of Gordhan's attorneys to her probe was "very concerning".

Ford drivers beware: Your car's locks may not be secure

South African Ford owners are up in arms about seemingly easy-to-break locks and other faulty security features.

'She was ready to give up' – KZN man describes how he nearly lost his sister in floods

A KwaZulu-Natal man has described how his sister was nearly swept away as flood waters surged into his Chatsworth home.

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