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

Breakfast Edition: 16 September 2015

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


BUS ATTACKED WITH PETROL BOMB: Police in the Western Cape are investigating two cases of murder following the petrol bombing of a double-decker bus that killed two passengers on Tuesday night in Strand. Police spokeswoman Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said several cases of attempted murder were also being investigated. "According to the reports, a bus traveling on the Onverwacht Street, Lwandle was thrown with petrol bombs. Two people were fatally injured and about 11 people are injured," said Rwexana. Meanwhile the motive behind the attack remains a mystery. According to ER 24's Werner Vermaak, four of those injured are in a critical condition. A member of the Western Cape mayoral committee, Jean-Pierre Smith is stunned at what he saw when he visited the scene last night.

DECISION IN AL-BASHIR CASE EXPECTED: The High Court in Pretoria will today deliver its decision on the State's application for leave to appeal, its finding that the government behaved unconstitutionally by ignoring a court order to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. President Zuma yesterday confirmed that the government had also received a request form the International Criminal Court to explain why al Bashir was not surrendered to the ICC, when he visited South Africa in June. 

Zuma, Al-Bashir

FLABBA'S GIRLFRIEND TAKES THE STAND: Sindisiwe Manqele, the girlfriend accused of killing hip hop star Nkululeko "Flabba" Habedi, denied in court that the couple often argued over his ex-girlfriend. In fact, she told the High Court sitting in Randburg on Tuesday that she didn't have any knowledge of an ex-girlfriend known as "Kea".

Flabba's girlfriend testifies
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NUMSA BLAMES GOVERNMENT FOR MELTDOWN: The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is blaming government for the current meltdown in the steel industry. Numsa president Andrew Chirwa takes it back to former minister, Trevor Manuel's tenure in the Department of Trade and Industry -when import tariffs were lowered to invite imports.  

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STRIKE LOOMS IN THE GOLD SECTOR: Trade union, Solidarity has already indicated it would accept the revised wage offer made by the Chamber of Mines on Tuesday as mediated dispute talks continue. The latest offer promises salary increases of between R2,800 and R3,600 over the next three years. Solidarity's Gideon du Plessis however believes the other unions are unlikely to accept.

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TOURISTS ORDERED TO EVACUATE MOUNT ASO: Visitors around Mount Aso, a volcano and a tourist spot located in Kumamoto Prefecture in southwest Japan, have been ordered to evacuate from the area following the volcano eruption on Monday.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued level-3 alert on the scale of 5 around the crater shortly after the volcano erupted at around 9:49 a.m. local time.

MAN-U PLAYER BREAKS HIS LEG: Manchester United squandered an early lead to lose 2-1 at PSV Eindhoven and had left-back Luke Shaw carried off with a serious break of his right leg on an unhappy return to the Champions League on Tuesday. Shaw required oxygen as he was being taken off on a stretcher after being hurt by a Hector Moreno tackle in PSV's area in the 15th minute. Images showed Shaw's right foot was bent at a 45-degree angle. 

FACEBOOK WORKING ON INTRODUCING DISLIKE BUTTON: “People have asked about the ‘Dislike’ button for many years … and today is a special day, because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it and are very close to shipping a test of it.” Those are the words of Facebook CEO & founder Mark Zuckerberg, who unveiled the new project in a public Q&A.


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