Breakfast Edition: 15 December 2015

Breakfast Edition: 15 December 2015

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


REAPOINTED FINANCE MINISTER GETS DOWN TO BUSINESS: The re-appointment of Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister has already calmed markets and sentiments significantly with a news conference only hours after his re-appointment was announced by the presidency. Gordhan explained that a decision has been made by the cabinet to go nuclear and that a procurement process will commence soon. He also explained that there has been no change to the controversial SAA Airbus deal, since his predecessor. 

GORDHAN'S TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT NOT DISCLOSED: Our reporter, Maryke Vermaak was at the briefing and reports that Gordhan did however not want to discuss the terms of his welcomed re-appointment to the job he held between 2009 and 2014.  


ENATIS CORRUPTION CASE HEADS TO COURT: The former Director General at the Department of Transport, George Mahlalela and three co-accused are to appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court next July for fraud, corruption and money laundering. Hawks spokesman, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi says the case relates to the awarding of the renewal of the eNaTIS contract. 


IPID INVESTIGATE TWO FORMER TOP COPS: The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been asked to obtain statements from the former Hawks head, Anwa Dramat and former Gauteng Hawks head, Shadrack Sibiya. IPID's Robbie Raburabu, says the National Prosecuting Authority made the request, as it is believed to be planning to charge the two former top-cops, along with four other officials for their role in the arrest and rendition of five Zimbabwean nationals in 2010. 

STAR WARS FANS FLOCK TO SEE FORCE AWAKENS: Fans turned out in force for the highly anticipated Hollywood premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Police cordoned off the area around the famed Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard which is hosting the premiere setting up metal detectors and deploying scores of officers and sniffer dogs. 

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