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

Breakfast Edition: 11 September 2015

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


NEW HAWKS BOSS: Mthandazo Ntlemeza is the new head of South Africa's elite crime fighting unit, the Hawks, police minister Nathi Nhleko announced on Thursday. "In the recent cabinet sitting, the position was endorsed that major-general Mthandzo Ntlemeza is subsequently confirmed to the head of the DPCI (Directorate Priority Crime Investigation), generally called the Hawks…," Nhleko said during a media briefing at Parliament. Ntlemeza has been acting as Hawks head since December 2014 when his predecessor Anwa Dramat was suspended following an investigation into the illegal rendition of Zimbabwean nationals in 2010. The confirmation of Berning Nthlemeza's appointment has been met with many questions. Maryke Vermaak reports.  


MALEMA'S REMOVAL HEADING TO COURT: The EFF confirmed that it had lodged an urgent court application to challenge party leader, Julius Malema's suspension from Parliament on Wednesday evening. Private security guards escorted him out of the building for refusing to retract his comment that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had the blood of Marikana miners on his hands. The party says the removal amounted to physical assault, and described the rule amendments which allows for members to be physically removed as unlawful and unconstitutional.

VAVI BLAMES LOADSHEDDING ON CORRUPTION AT ESKOM: Corruption is at the root of load shedding implemented by Eskom - according to former Cosatu general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi. He told the Alternative Information Development Centre last night that corruption, waste, and incompetence had contributed to the disastrous load shedding. Vavi was referring to information that came to light in April that proponents of Eskom's black economic empowerment (BEE) procurement policies were among the state-owned power monopoly's biggest beneficiaries.


ZUMA SPEAKS OUT AGAINST CABLE THEFT: Just yesterday, president Jacob Zuma however said parliament is considering amendments to the Criminal Law to fight copper cable theft as a crime against the economy and infrastructure. He says the amendments approved by cabinet seeks to introduce minimum sentences for cable theft.


D-DAY FOR KREJCIR: Czech fugitive, Radovan Krejcir and his five co-accused, are expected to hear their fate today. Last month, the High Court in Jo'burg, found the group guilty of attempted murder, kidnapping and dealing in drugs. This was the first conviction against Krejcir in South Africa even though he is facing charges in four separate matters in South African Courts. The group, who all pleaded not guilty, are expected to be sentenced today. Karabo Ngoepe has more. 


THIS WEATHERMAN, CAN: There's actually a village called, wait for it, "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch." For real. A weatherman on Channel 4 News actually recited the proper pronunciation of the town on a recent weather report which has instantly gone viral with over 2 million views! At least we're told it's the proper pronunciation


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