WATCH & LISTEN: Here is a recap of this morning's top news stories.

Breakfast Edition: 10 March 2016

WATCH & LISTEN: Here is a recap of this morning's top news stories.


LOCALISED FLOODING ACCROSS THE COUNTRY: The rain kept falling and while it brought relief to the drought stricken areas, it also posed a danger on the roads. Johan Pieterse from Tshwane Emergency Services pleaded with motorists to avoid low water bridges from Centurion in the South to Doringpoort in the North. In Johannesburg, EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi called on children to be careful. The Kruger National Park was also on the receiving end of some heavy downpour, which saw the Park's rivers and dams filled with water after being affected by the drought. Although the rain was welcomed by officials and visitors in the park, several roads, low water bridges and an entrance gate were closed due to flooding. SANParks issued an official statement warning Kruger visitors that the following roads have been temporarily closed.

Centurion Floods
Flood Centurion

Collision on the N1 North by Botha Avenue in Pretoria causes entrapment @EMER_G_MED

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PIKITUP WORKERS WANT MD TO RESIGN: Pikitup workers have resumed their strike on Thursday morning, after workers belonging to SAMWU marched through the streets on Wednesday. The workers were demanding a salary increases well as the resignation of Managing Director, Amanda Nair. She says there will be a press briefing to clarify everything, later on Thursday.

Police presence at Pikitup protest JHB_jacanews

FLABBA CASE ADJOURNED: The sentencing of Sindi Manqele, the woman found guilty of murdering her hip hop artist boyfriend Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi was on Wednesday adjourned for a day by the High Court sitting at Palm Ridge Magistrate's court in Johannesburg. Judge Solly Sithole, who had been scheduled to begin sentencing on Wednesday, said he needed to first meet with the defence lawyers for the accused and the prosecutor to discuss final mitigation matters, such as "criminal intent" before he hands down sentence. Sithole said he would resume sentencing on Thursday - exactly a year after the death of the rapper of Skwatta Kamp fame. He allowed Manqele to remain on bail for another day.

Sindi Manqele - gallo

RHINO HORN MORE EXPENSIVE THAN DRUGS: Rhino horn is now more expensive than cocaine. According to leading conservation body, IUCN rhino horn is being sold for about $60 000 US per kilogram on the black market. More than 1,300 rhinos were poached in Africa last year - the highest since 2008 when South Africa banned trade in rhino horn. This week a white Rhino carcass was discovered in the Kruger National Park, 2 weeks after being poached. Forensic team gathered evidence. 

PRESIDENT ZUMA'S VISIT TO NIGERIA: President Jacob Zuma on Thursday concluded his two day state visit to Nigeria. In a statement, the presidency said it's now hoping for a much closer working relationship between the two countries. Faith Daniels reports.

President Jacob Zuma state visit Nigeria
The Presidency


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