#News24 ICYMI: Zondo denies Guptas' requests for cross-examination; Biggest petrol, diesel price hike 'in SA's history'; and 100-year-old gogo's dream to fly becomes reality

2018-09-13 17:50
100-year-old Emily Sakulwa on board her first-ever flight. (Supplied)

100-year-old Emily Sakulwa on board her first-ever flight. (Supplied)

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Viola Davis regrets starring in The Help, this Boksburg family just welcomed 5 new members, and Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo asks for Jacob Zuma to provide his side of the story.

Here are today’s top stories:

Zondo asks for Jacob Zuma to provide his side of the story

The chairperson of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, says he would like former president Jacob Zuma to give his side of the story on allegations against him

Word 'boer' not racist or racially offensive, ConCourt rules

The word "boer" is not racist or racially offensive, but is "inappropriate" when used in certain struggle songs.

Bad news for motorists: Biggest petrol, diesel price hike 'in SA's history' - AA

The AA said: "A spike in international oil prices and a huge swing in the Rand/US dollar exchange rate have combined to predict a knockout blow at the pumps at the end of September.

Zondo denies Guptas' requests for cross-examination in scathing ruling

The chairperson of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, has denied the Gupta brothers leave to cross-examine witnesses.

High five! This Boksburg family just welcomed 5 new members

Welcoming a new baby into the family can be a daunting experience, but how about five babies - at the same time?

On cloud nine: 100-year-old Eastern Cape gogo's dream to fly becomes reality

"When we told her she would be flying, she thought we were playing games with her," Msindo told News24.

South African companies will avoid Turkey-type crisis - Moody's

Deep and liquid local debt capital markets have reduced the need for South African companies to borrow abroad, making them less vulnerable to a financial crisis than peers in Turkey and other emerging markets, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

World Cup, not All Blacks, will define Rassie

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will not have his legacy determined by what happens against the All Blacks on Saturday, says SA Rugby president Mark Alexander.

Viola Davis regrets starring in The Help

Although the role earned her a number of awards and nominations, Viola has expressed her regret in being part of the movie, eight years later.

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