Breakfast Edition: 15 February 2016

Breakfast Edition: 15 February 2016

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


LILY MINE RESCUE OPERATION STILL SUSPENDED: The rescue mission at the Lily mine in Mpumalanga was still suspended on Monday morning, following a third collapse. Several top-level officials visited the site at the weekend to give support to the families of the three trapped mine workers. The Minister of Mineral resources, Mosebenzi Zwane as well as the Premier of Mpumalanga, David Mabuza visited the site. They all agreed that external help was needed to get the search for the three trapped workers going again. The Mine's Operations manager, Mike Begg told Jacarabda FM News this morning that a second team of experts would arrive at the mine this morning. The mine collapsed on the 5th of February and with scores of miners that were rescued, while two women and a man remained trapped ever since.

GLYNNIS BREYTENBACH BACK IN COURT: Democratic Alliance, MP and former prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach and her lawyer will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court today. Breytenbach and her lawyer are facing charges of obstruction and defeating ends of Justice relating to an investigation in 2012 in which Breytenbach was investigated for misconduct. According to the National Prosecuting Authority, the two allegedly refused to hand over an official laptop to officials who were investigating them. The NPA claims Breytenbach allegedly shredded relevant papers and wiped clean her laptop while she was still the head of the NPA's specialised commercial crimes unit.

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LEO WINS BIG, AGAIN: Leonardo DiCaprio won the Leading Actor award at the 2016 BAFTAs while Brie Larson picked home the Leading Actress gong for 'Room'. The pair have continued their march towards Oscars glory, with Leonardo awarded the Leading Actor gong for 'The Revenant' while Brie won in the Leading Actress category for 'Room'. It was a big night for 'The Revenant' as Alejandro G. Inarritu won Best Director and the movie won awards for Best Film, Sound and Cinematography. CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF THE BAFTA WINNERS.

WHALE CARCASS REMOVED: The small southern right whale carcass which washed ashore at the rocks in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, on Sunday morning has been successfully removed, the City of Cape Town said. “The City of Cape Town wishes to thank the National Sea Rescue Institute of South Africa who has helped to remove the carcass,” the city’s environmental management department said on Sunday evening. “It is being towed to the Oceana Power Boat Club from where it will be transported by the city’s solid waste management department to its Vissershok landfill site, as per the standard protocol.”

HEATWAVE NOT OVER YET: The South African Weather Services say the heatwave is set to persist until tomorrow. Forecaster Christina Thaele says hot and humid temperatures are expected to continue.



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