#News24 ICYMI: Safety alert issued for SA, ANC MP will vote for Zuma to go and Hout Bay family's triple tragedy

Principled: ANC MP Mondli Gungubele. (Jabu Kumalo)
Principled: ANC MP Mondli Gungubele. (Jabu Kumalo)

Cape Town - Dolls of colour to inspire children, Zuma's top bodyguard in kickback scandal and two types of corruption - one that bankrupts a country and another that allows economic development to flourish, are some of the stories you might have missed today.

EXCLUSIVE: Top Zuma bodyguard in kickback scandal

President Jacob Zuma's top bodyguard and head of the presidential protection service (PPS) unit received a significant cash payment from a supplier of blue lights to the unit to purchase a house in an upmarket golf estate.

Read the exclusive here.

US issues safety alert for SA due to OR Tambo crime wave

The release of 2016 stats show a positive increase in international tourists to South Africa, however crime in and around OR Tambo could jeopardise future growth.

Read more on the safety alert here.

'I will still vote for Zuma to go' - ANC MP Gungubele

Defiant ANC Member of Parliament Mondli Gungubele says he will still vote for President Jacob Zuma to go when the motion of no confidence is heard in Parliament in August.

Read his reasons why here.

Hout Bay woman kills herself after her house burns down twice

Watching her small shack burn down twice this year and her whole family's belongings go up in flames seemed to be the last straw for Hout Bay domestic worker Crystal Lallo.

Read her story here.

Guptas turning entire state into corruption enterprise

The bribe-for-deals scheme designed by the Guptas to milk South Africa's state resources has brought into practice an old joke that is often told in India.

Read more here.

Non-racialism is non-negotiable, says Lesufi as teacher at elite school fired

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi has welcomed the decision by St John's College to fire a teacher who was found guilty of misconduct in an internal hearing about a racist campaign against black, Indian and Greek students, as well as foreign students.

Read more here.

Uber taxi war nears tipping point as stakeholders meet

The ministry of transport met with various industry stakeholders as the feud between e-hailing service Uber and metered taxi owners neared a tipping point, with metered drivers continuing to hit out at the technology company.

Read the full story here.

POLOTIKI | Episode 6: Zuma and the Guptas - end of the affair?

This week we're talking President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family and how the president's supporters are increasingly working to create a gap between the two.

Listen to the full episode here.

WATCH: 'Don't be afraid to name your successor,' Grace Mugabe tells hubby, 93

Zimbabwe's first lady has publicly urged her 93-year-old husband to name a successor, wading into a subject that President Robert Mugabe has regarded as taboo.

Read more here.

Foschini to sell doll South African girls can actually relate to

Foschini has partnered with Mala Bryan, international model and creator of Malaville dolls as part of their #TheFutureisFemale campaign to produce an exclusive and limited edition Malaville doll, Imani. She will be sold in 20 Foschini stores across South Africa and online from mid-August.

Read more here.


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