Breakfast Edition: 13 November 2015

Breakfast Edition: 13 November 2015

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

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RIAH PHIYEGA HITS BACK: The suspended national police commissioner, Rhiya Phiyega has hit back, guns blazing, after two damning reports against her released from parliament on Wednesday. Phiyega intends to fight the findings of the reports tooth and nail, according to the statement. In the statement, Phiyega says that none of the investigators from either the reports, approached her for information despite her numerous attempts to get in touch with them to offer comment and explanation. She says false conclusions were reached because of this and as a result Phiyega's ethics and conduct were called into question and damage caused to her reputation. She claims the purpose of the reports were to besmirch her honour, before the board of inquiry, appointed by the president to investigate her fitness to hold office, could begin its work. 


SUMMONS ISSUED AGAINST RAMAPHOSA: A summons has been issued against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, with regards to civil claims arising from the Marikana massacre that took place in August 2012. Ramaphosa was answering a question on if the government is considering alternative dispute resolutions for compensation, for those that lost family members or breadwinners during the massacre. He stated that he is not in a position to answer, and that only President Jacob Zuma could answer, because of the summons.

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MAN TO BE SENTENCED FOR RAPING & KILLING TODDLER: A 25-year-old man will be sentenced in the High Court in Pretoria this morning for raping and murdering his niece. Sarel du Toit plead guilty to both charges earlier this week and admitted through a statement what happened to 4-year-old Jasmin Pretorius in late December 2013. Maryke Vermaak has more. 

POLICEMEN IN COURT AFTER ALLEGED EXECUTION: Three policemen will be in the Krugersdorp Magistrates court again today to apply for bail. On Tuesday the magistrate postponed their bail application to today stating that he wants to consider all the factors. The three were arrested and suspended earlier this month for allegedly killing Khulekani Mpanza, who was seen on CCTV video footage lying on a pavement before being shot. Silindelo Masikane reports.

WATER SHORTAGE HIGH PRIORITY: Government is expected to address the media again this morning, regarding the state of water supply across the country. Minister of Cooprative Governance, Pravin Ghordan Cooperative governance says its not due to a lack of planning, but rather a number of factors at the same time - that has brought water supply under pressure.

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SOME RAIN EXPECTED ACCROSS SA: Weather SA has been predicting some rain for the drought and heat stricken provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo, the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal from today. Here's forecaster, Jan Vermeulen.  

HARRY POTTER GETS STAR ON WALK OF FAME: British actor Daniel Radcliffe, who rocketed to fame in the "Harry Potter" films, said Thursday he was "in awe" as he got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "A few months ago, I was walking along here with a couple of friends and just becoming sort of in awe and slightly overwhelmed by the names I was going to be joining," said the 26-year-old, who was presented with the 2,565th star. "Growing up in England, you hear the word Hollywood and right after, you picture the sign on the hill, you picture these stars."

MEET DAVID HOFF: David Hasselhoff has changed his name to David Hoff after years of wanting to do so. The former 'Baywatch' actor - who is nicknamed The Hoff - claims he has wanted to make the change for years and has overjoyed to have undergone the change. Announcing his new moniker in a YouTube video, he said: "I've been wanting to drop the Hassel from my life for years. Now I have made it official."



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