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

Breakfast Edition: 14 April 2016

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


ANC LEAGUES COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF JACOB ZUMA: Two weeks after the Constitutional Court's damning Nkandla-judgement political "after-shocks" are being dealt with. Three ANC leagues on Wednesday came out in support of President Jacob Zuma amid ongoing calls for the President to step down. Earlier this week the ANC in Gauteng urged the president to "do the right thing" and step down. The ANC Women's League, Youth League and MK Veterans League were responding to a statement by the ANC PEC that called on President Zuma to step down. ANC leagues in Gauteng say the right thing to do for President Jacob Zuma is to finish his term as the President of the country and party. The statement and slight calls for the President to resign sparked tensions between the KZN and Gauteng provincial structures of the ANC. Samkele Maseko reports.

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GUPAS IN THE NEWS AGAIN: Finance minister, Pravin Gordhan had put the brakes on a potential deal between state arms manufacturer Denel and the controversial Gupta family. Should the deal go through, the joint venture between Denel and a company in which the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane has a stake in, would sell Denel products to the Asian market. Marius van der Walt has more. 

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MORE PROGRESS IN PIKITUP STRIKE: Progress has been made in the wage negotiations between Pikitup and members of SAMWU, who returned back to work on Monday. After a month long un-protected strike Samwu regional secretary in Johannesburg, Meisie Sekaledi told Jacaranda FM News that a proposal was tabled and they would  return to the CCMA this afternoon. 

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JANUSZ WALUS JUDGEMENT EXPECTED: Judgment was expected on Thursday in the application for leave to appeal against Janusz Walus's release on parole. The Minister of Justice wanted to appeal the decision after the North Gauteng High Court ordered the release of the SACP-leader, Chris Hani's killer - outside his Boksburg home in 1993. Maryke Vermaak has more. 

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AIRPORT STAFF GO ON STRIKE: There was no indication of any agreement between members of the Union, UASA and airline, Comair. Some 400 members of the airline on Wednesday afternoon downed tools. The union, UASA's Jannem Goussard has more.


TWO YEARS AFTER CHIBOK GIRLS WERE KIDNAPPED: Boko Haram has sent a "proof of life" video which shows 15 of the more than 200 girls abducted by Islamist fighters from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok two years ago, CNN reported on Wednesday. The video showed the girls wearing black hijabs in an unspecified location, stating their names, that they were taken from Chibok and the date of the recording -- December 25, 2015, the broadcaster said. 

KOBY BRYANT'S FAREWELL SPEECH:  One of the best basketball players of all time, Kobe Bryant scored 60 points as the LA Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 101-96 in his final NBA game before retirement. He took the mic bid fans farewell.


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