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

Breakfast Edition: 11 March 2016

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


SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN RESUMES: The search would continue on Friday morning for the man who was alleged to have been in a car that was swept away by flash floods in the North of Pretoria. The incident took place early on Thursday morning when the driver apparently tried to cross a low water bridge in his car. It is believed them, whose identity has not been released by police, under estimated the might of the Apies River. It was coming down in full flood after the spate of heavy rain experienced in and around Gauteng the past week. Police spokesperson, Captain Riana van Aarde said the force of the water has haltered their search and rescue efforts late on Thursday.

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File photo: Gallo Images

CAMPS BAY MAN SURVIVES AFTER DRIVING OFF A CLIFF: A man was lucky to escape with moderate injuries after the vehicle was in went off a cliff about 50m down, just short of the sea late last night. It is understood that the man lost control of the vehicle he was driving, on Victoria Road between Hout Bay and Camps Bay, when going around a bend. When ER24 and Life Healthcare paramedics arrived on scene they found the vehicle at the bottom of the cliff laying on its side on the rocks. A man understood to be 35 years of age was trapped by the feet in the vehicle. He had to be rapidly extricated as the tide was coming in.

Camps Bay Accident

MINISTER RETURNS TO LILY MINE: Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane was expected to return to the Lily mine near Barberton on Friday. This after a report that efforts to recover three mineworkers who have been trapped underground for more than a month could take as long as six months due to the complexities of the operation. This was according to Vantage Goldfields Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mike McChesney who was briefing media Thursday on the latest on the situation regarding the fate of Yvonne Mnisi, Pretty Nkambule and Solomon Nyerende. McChesney said the operation to retrieve the container that the three were trapped in could take up to six months.

CHRISTOPHER PANAYIOTOU BACK IN COURT: Port Elizabeth businessman Christopher Panayiotou, accused of orchestrating the murder of his schoolteacher wife, is expected back in the city's magistrate's court on Friday. Panayiotou and his two co-accused, Sizwezakhe Vumazonke and Sinethemba Nenembe, made a last court appearance in January. The Port Elizabeth businessman is accused of masterminding his wife's murder in April last year.


SAMWU WORKERS HAND OVER CORRUPTION DOSSIER: Municipal workers union SAMWU has handed what it calls a "dossier of corruption" allegedly implicating Pikitup MD Amanda Nair to the City of Johannesburg. Pikitup workers were on a wildcat strike this week, saying the company reneged on salary promises made after the last strike in December. Samwu's Paul Tlhabane says they want Nair gone.

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Photo: Samkele Maseko, JacarandaFM News

MISSING PIECE OF MH370 FOUND IN MOZAMBIQUE: A family from KZN have told of their extraordinary discovery, while on holiday in Mozambique. The Wartburgs came across what could possibly be another piece of the MH370 puzzle. The Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared two years ago over the South Indian Ocean with 239 people on board.  18-year-old Liam Lotter said while they were on holiday in Inhambane in December he and his cousin came across what he describes as the "shiny object" while walking on the beach.

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