Breakfast Edition: 12 November 2015

Breakfast Edition: 12 November 2015

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

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RIAH PHIYEGA IN THE FIRING LINE AGAIN: Amid yesterday's chaos outside parliament, a police task team set up to investigate issues of human resources within the police, recommended that disciplinary steps be taken against suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega. They found that she committed several offences, including misconduct, fraud and perjury.

The fraud relates to the backdating of a performance appraisal of her predecessor, stating that he performed well, while he was in fact at home. The perjury relates to the Richard Mdluli court case. However, police minister Nathi Nhleko cautioned that Phiyega has not been found guilty by a court and that the processes need to be allowed to conclude. Nhleko said Phiyega's removal of Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya and Lieutenant General Leah Mofomme after they refused to accept demotion was in contravention of the Labour Relations Act. "The recommendation by the reference group is that the national commissioner misconducted herself," the minister said.


CHAOS ERRUPTS OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT: Parliament secured an interdict against further strike action by Nehawu members employed in the precinct. This after several meetings were disrupted inside parliament and police members fired stun grenades to disperse striking workers. 

FORMER COPS CONVICTED OF MURDER: Legal representitives for the eight former police officers convicted of the murder of Mosambiquan, Mido Macia, will be seeking to appeal the judgement. They believe the judge's analysis of the evidence was incorrect and believe another court may come to a different opinion. They were yesterday sent to jail for 15 years each.  Silindelo Masikane reports.  

SECOND MURDER SUSPECT IN COURT: A second suspect is due to appear at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court today in connection with the double murder, rape and attempted rape in Rhodes Park last month. The 22-year old was arrested in Yeoville on Tuesday. Police Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, says they are still looking for more other suspects after it was initially reported that 12 men attacked two couples, just after dark, in the popular park.

FIRE LEAVES FAMILIES HOMELESS: Several families are without homes this morning after at least 200 shacks were destroyed in Wednesday's devastating fire in an informal settlement in Khaya Sands. The fire was was fanned on by strong, hot dry, winds. The blaze was contained early evening and damping down continued for several hours. The Johannesburg Emergency Services' Nana Radebe says they are still investigating the cause of the fire but their first priority was to find shelter of the families who have lost everything. 

CHICKENS DIE AS A RESULT OF HEATWAVE: In Limpopo, thousands of chickens have already succmbed in the heatwave conditions as the worst dought in decades grips large parts of the country. There is great concern that several farmers could be left bancrupt. Egg farming company, High Wave Co-operative's Collins Nthangeni says they lost four thousand chickens in one day.  


KIDS SAY THE DARNEST THINGS: More and more people in the US are talking about a female president, but what do kids think of having a woman as president? Jimmy Kimmel decided to sit down with two boys and two girls to see how they feel about Hillary Clinton being president. 



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