Breakfast Edition: 16 February 2016

Breakfast Edition: 16 February 2016

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


BODY FOUND ON A PLANE: Zimbabwean police have arrested six crew members of a US cargo plane after a body was found on board, police said Monday. The body was believed to belong to a stowaway, said the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), for which the plane was carrying a “consignment.” The MD-11 aircraft of Florida-based Western Global Airlines left Munich late Saturday en route to Durban, South Africa, said Florian Steuer, a spokesman for the German airport.

body plane
Body Plane
Zenzele Ndebele

LILY MINE RESCUE OPERATIONS ON HALT: There is still no indication of when rescue operations would resume at the Lily mine outside Baberton in Mpumalanga. Three workers had been trapped underground for the past 11 days while the union, AMCU says they met with experts on Monday. AMCU president, Joseph Mathunjwa says they had no option but to wait. A team of geological experts on Monday advised Vantage Goldfields not to send people underground to attempt to rescue three trapped Lily Mine workers, who have buried for 10 days, CEO Mike McChesney said. Meanwhile Metalworkers union Numsa has called for an extensive inquiry into the Lily mine tragedy. Numsa said any evidence of neglect must be identified. 

NO CLARITY ON CAUSE OF MTN INTERRUPTION: MTN subscribers were left frustrated after their mobile services were interrupted. The mobile phone operator said on Tuesday that engineers were able to establish the source of a network problem that caused intermittent connectivity. However spokesman, Chris Maroleng couldn't give further details.


BREYTENBACH OUT ON BAIL: The DA's shadow minister of Justice, Glynnis Breytenbach was confident the justice system would prove her innocence. Breytenbach and her lawyer were both granted bail of R 10 000.00 when they appeared briefly before the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Monday. The National Prosecuting Authority brought charges of defeating and obstructing the ends Justice against them, in connection with the 2012 investigation against her. Slindelo Masikane reports.

INQUIRY INTO BRIDGE COLAPSE: The inquiry into last October's Grayston Drive bridge collapse is expected to kick-off on Tuesday morning. The Department of Labour appointed a panel to probe the events surrounding the collapse onto the busy Gauteng road. Samkele Maseko reports. 

Bridge collapse in Joburg

GRAMMYS: Music stars gathered at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles last night for the 58th annual Grammy Awards. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift were some of the big winners. Lady Gaga performed a tribute to the late and great David Bowie, while Hollywood Vampires paid tribute to Motorhead frontman, Kemmy Killmisters. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS.



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