#News24 ICYMI: Trump's tweet causes a storm; Mnangagwa's critic arrested over Facebook post; and Los Pumas name team to face Springboks

2018-08-23 18:51
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A Russian vessel carrying "dangerous cargo" has been arrested outside the Port of Ngqura in Port Elizabeth; Police Minister Bheki Cele says killing police officers should be considered an act of treason; and watch a massive maul as UCT students fight for free cash falling through the air. 

Here are today’s top stories:

RECAP: Trump tweets and SA goes berserk - here's what was said and by whom
It took one tweet from US President Donald Trump to shake up South African citizens and institutions alike. The rand tanked, and institutions as disparate as AfriForum and the EFF had something to say about it.

Agricultural bodies slam Trump, say he doesn't know what's going on in SA

Agricultural industry body Agbiz has rejected US president Donald Trump’s tweet claiming that the SA government is seizing land from white farmers saying he doesn’t know what goes on in South Africa.

Parliament confirms subpoena served on Markus Jooste to testify next week

Parliament’s spokesperson Moloto Mothapo told Fin24 on Thursday afternoon that the subpoenas have been served on both former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste and ex-CFO Ben la Grange’s legal advisers to appear before a Parliamentary committee.

WATCH: Massive maul as UCT students fight for free cash falling through the air

DigsConnect's intention was "always good" when it planned to give away R10 000 in R10 notes at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Thursday afternoon, co-founder Greg Keal has said.

Russian cargo vessel allegedly carrying 'weapons of mass destruction' arrested in PE
A Russian vessel carrying "dangerous cargo" has been arrested outside the Port of Ngqura in Port Elizabeth, the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said on Thursday.

Killing a cop should be an act of 'treason' - Bheki Cele

Killing a member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) should be considered an act of treason, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday.

Los Pumas name team to face Springboks in Mendoza

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has named his side for their Rugby Championship encounter against the Springboks in Mendoza this weekend.

Priyanka Chopra’s mother gushes over future son-in-law Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas has seemingly made quite the impression on Priyanka Chopra’s family, more specifically the actress’ mom, Madhu Chopra.

Zimbabwe arrests Mnangagwa critic over Facebook post

Zimbabwean police have arrested a critic of Emmerson Mnangagwa on charges of insulting the president in a Facebook post, lawyers said on Thursday, highlighting allegations of a crackdown on government opponents.

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