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

Breakfast Edition: 13 April 2016

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


ANC IN GAUTENG CALLS ON JACOB ZUMA TO DO THE RIGHT THING: The ANC in Gauteng says President Jacob Zuma's apology is just the beginning of dealing with the political damage caused by the Nkandla matter. The provincial executive committee held a meeting on Monday to discuss the recent Constitutional Court judgement on the Public Protector's Nkandla report. ANC spokesperson, Hope Papo confirmed that the PEC met on Monday and that they have noted the apology by President Jacob Zuma. "As the ANC we have to do a deeper introspection and take far reaching decisions that will repair the damage to our images," Papo added. Papo said that they will take up the matter with the national leadership as they believe that they believe the apology is only the beginning of dealing with the mistrust caused by the Nkandla matter.

Nathi Nhleko stands by his Nkandla report
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DA IN GAUTENG WANTS TO VOTE ON ZUMA'S FUTURE: The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng wanted to put President Jacob Zuma's fate to a vote. The party would table a motion in the legislature to debate the removal of President Jacob Zuma. The party's John Moody said it would an opportunity for ANC members to vote according to their conviction and not the party-line.

ADVICE FOR PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA: Comedian Tumi Morake had some advice for President Jacob Zuma.

OUTA STANDS BY ITS REPORT: Following a briefing by Sanral on the alleged inaccuracies of an Outa report the civil resistance organisation said it would respond comprehensively next week. Speaking to Jacaranda FM News, OUTA made it clear that it stood by a report released in February - which the cost of the road improvement project was 321 percent over what is should have been. Maryke Vermaak has more.  

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ESKOM DODGES LOADSHEDDING: Eskom dodged a load shedding bullet yesterday. According to spokesperson, Khulu Phasiwe there were multiple trips of the power giant's units at three power stations. This resulted in a loss of over 3500 MW. Eskom used five diesel generators to keep the lights on.  

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WHO IS ALLISTER COETZEE: Allister Coetzee has been involved with rugby since 1974, first as a player and then later as a team manager, assistant coach and head coach. Coetzee was born on 23 May 1963 in Grahamstown. He was an outstanding scrumhalf in the period before rugby unification in South Africa, and captained the SARU national team, as they were called back in the days, between 1988 and 1991 following his debut in 1985. He was selected for the Junior Springboks in 1992 and played in the Currie Cup for Eastern Province between 1992 and 1996, as well as in the 1994 Super 10 competition for the Eastern Cape team. Trevor Cramer has more.

Allister Coetzee
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