Breakfast Edition: 19 January 2016

Breakfast Edition: 19 January 2016

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


ANOTHER HORRIFIC COP KILLING: The Hawks were investigation an incident on Tuesday morning where a police officer was gunned down in his home in Rietondale in Pretoria last night. The Hawks' Hangwani Mulaudzi said that fourteen spent cartridges were picked up at the scene. Investigations were continuing, but suspect or motive have yet been identified. According to the Hawks, several shots had been fired but no one else was wounded in the fierce shooting. The officer died after he sustained multiple gunshot wounds. His private vehicle, service pistol and a cell phone were stolen during the incident.

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LEANER DIES AT THE HAND OF ILLEGAL FIREARM: In Limpopo police say an illegal firearm had been used to kill an 11-year-old learner. Police had completed the forensic testing on the firearm, which allegedly went off while the victim was playing with his 10-year-old friend. The police's Mashudu Malelo says it's possible the weapon was smuggled into the country. The 10-year-old will meanwhile undergo psychiatric evaluation where after social workers and psychologists will determine the next step. 


EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BACK IN COURT: Staying in Limpopo and the Department of Basic Education were heading back to court on Tuesday morning. The department failed to meet a deadline to release the results of a group of learners from Vhembe implicated in a matric exam leak. Five of the learners who rewrote their exams approached the court after the department refused to release their results. The department's Elijah Mhlanga said they did not comply as the court didn't cite the Quality Assurance Council, Umalusi.  

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ANC CALLS ON PARENTS TO PAY TUITON FEES: The Chairperson of the ANC's subcommittee on Education, Naledi Pandor has called on parents, who can afford it, to pay university fees. The ruling party briefed the media yesterday amid the ongoing #FeesMustFall campaign.  

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CONRAD KOCH POKES FUN AT DONALD TRUMP: South African ventriloquist, Conrad Koch posted a video of his new Donald Trump puppet on his Facebook-page. This while British MPs lined up to attack Donald Trump for his comments on Muslims, during a parliamentary debate Monday on whether he should be banned from Britain. The debate was triggered by a public petition which has attracted more than 575,000 signatures from people who want the Republican presidential hopeful kept out of the country over his comments.



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