#NEWS24 ICYMI: Wayde van Niekerk on Usain Bolt, Dullah Omar's nephew killed and Durban bodybuilder dies

2017-08-11 18:03
Running sensation Wayde van Niekerk. (Getty Images)

Running sensation Wayde van Niekerk. (Getty Images)

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Cape Town - News24 brings you an in-depth feature on tensions in Cape Town's underworld, the ANC's Zweli Mkhize opines the secret ballot defeat is no reason to celebrate and there is more on #GuptaLeaks.

Here is a wrap of Friday's leading stories.

NEWS24 SHOWCASE - Unmasking Cape Town's underworld

Simmering tensions in the underworld boiled over in the Western Cape in March 2017, leaving several killed and wounded.

A group of men appear to have formed a faction which started grabbing control of the lucrative nightclub security at some popular Cape Town venues. This sparked gun battles, unearthed rumours about intelligence operatives and exposed bad blood within the police.

Have a look at this feature by investigative reporter Caryn Dolley

Durban bodybuilder dies after attempting 'signature backflip'

Junior world champion bodybuilder, Sifiso Lungelo Thabethe, died after falling during a bodybuilding event.

"We suspect, because he was wearing socks this time, that he slipped or didn't get enough momentum and landed horribly on his head," says BBSA executive president Wayne Price.

Find out more about this story

Dullah Omar's nephew shot dead

Shaheed Omar, the nephew of struggle stalwart Dullah Omar was shot dead in what is believed to be an attempted hijacking.

It is unlike that the fatal shooting was politically motivated, said his grief-stricken aunt.


I'm my own man, insists Van Niekerk

Wayde van Niekerk says he is building his own "image and brand" and doesn't want to be tagged as the successor to track and field legends Usain Bolt and Michael Johnson.

"I will never try and fill Usain's shoes, or Michael's," said van Niekerk. "I've shown enough dominance, hard work and performances to start building my own image and brand."

Full story on Sport24

Zweli Mkhize: Secret ballot result no reason for ANC 'jubilation'

African National Congress treasurer general Zweli Mkhize says the fact that its MPs chose to vote with the opposition, means the party shouldn't be celebrating the secret ballot result.

"This is certainly not a time for jubilation, but rather warrants reflection and great self-introspection on the current challenges within the party," he wrote in an opinion piece for Daily Maverick

Read this story

Zuma's enemies are now everywhere

The fact that so many ANC MPs dared to vote to oust President Jacob Zuma, albeit under the “safety net” of the secret ballot, is a sign that Zuma’s enemies are everywhere, writes News24 political editor Mahlatse Gallens.

Full column

WATCH: Over 100 000 people live on the streets in SA

Between 100 000 and 200 000 people are homeless in South Africa, according to a Human Science Research Council study.

Here's a closer look at the stats

#GuptaLeaks: How Ajay Gupta was trusted with crafting SA’s global image

The decision to nominate a man who has never been a South African citizen to the board of what is effectively the country’s PR firm seems surprising.

Contacted for comment by Scorpio on whether this practice was routine, Brand SA’s chief financial officer Alice Puoane would only say: “The current board of trustees of Brand South Africa does not have a non-South African.”

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KPMG CEO: We should have bailed on Guptas sooner

Audit firm KPMG should have stopped working for the Gupta companies sooner than it did, according to KPMG SA CEO Trevor Hoole.

"While the last audit opinions for the group were signed for the 28 February 2015 year end, it is now clear that based on publicly-available information, KPMG should have resigned earlier than March 2016 and should have stopped working for the Gupta companies sooner than we did," Hoole said.

Read the full story on Fin24

New films opening in SA cinemas this weekend

                              Movie guide. (Picture: Ster-Kinekor/YouTube/Time Media Films)

This weekend's flicks range from something filled with adrenaline, something more dark and moody as well as something for adults only.

Channel24 highlights 5 new films at the box office

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