#News24 ICYMI: Vincent Smith assisted former Bosasa boss’ son to get ANC job; Proteas Women lose major sponsorship; and Three firefighters die following Johannesburg building fire

2018-09-05 18:55
Proteas captain Dane van Niekerk (Gallo)

Proteas captain Dane van Niekerk (Gallo)

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Markus Jooste pins Steinhoff collapse on businessman Andreas Seifert, R1bn 'lost' to cash-in-transit robbers in 8 years – Hawks, and The Voice SA winner Craig Lucas opens up about his sexuality in a moving letter.

Here are today’s top stories:

Vincent Smith assisted former Bosasa boss’ son to get ANC job

Top ANC MP Vincent Smith confirmed that he 'assisted' former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi's son to get a job at the ANC in Gauteng in 2015.

Three firefighters confirmed dead following Johannesburg building fire

Three firefighters have died after battling a blaze in a building belonging to the Gauteng government.

Jooste pins Steinhoff collapse on businessman Andreas Seifert

Steinhoff’s former CEO Markus Jooste has blamed the collapse of the share price on market uncertainty created by the delayed release of the 2017 financial statements due to allegations of accounting irregularities by a former business associate.

R1bn 'lost' to cash-in-transit robbers in 8 years - Hawks

More than R1bn has been "lost" as a result of cash-in-transit robberies in the eight years between 2008 and 2016, according to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI).

Mnangagwa helps 'grieving' Grace Mugabe return home - report

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly assisted former first lady Grace Mugabe to return home, following the death of her mother Ambuya Idah Marufu last Thursday.

The Voice SA winner Craig Lucas opens up about his sexuality in moving letter

The lengthy note started off with the singer talking about his battle with depression, as well as suicidal thoughts that plagued him in 2016. "I had been thinking about suicide a lot. It scared me,” he wrote, going on to explain what led to him hitting “rock bottom”. 

Boks' woeful record in Australia - all you need to know

The Springboks' recent record in Australia does not provide much encouragement heading into Saturday's Rugby Championship clash in Brisbane.

WATCH: Student narrowly escapes attempted kidnapping in Rembrandt Park

Family members and friends of Charmaine Erick are at a loss for words after the 21-year-old was almost kidnapped in Rembrandt Park, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday afternoon.

Another blow for CSA as Proteas Women lose major sponsorship

Momentum has been sponsoring the women's national side for the last five years, but Sport24 can confirm that the relationship has now ended.

Money found stuffed in car door panels as alleged CIT robbers bust

Four people in a hired car, which had door panels stuffed with what could be the spoils of an Eastern Cape cash-in-transit heist, were arrested near Sasolburg on Tuesday, police said.

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