Breakfast Edition: 2 February 2016

Breakfast Edition: 2 February 2016

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


SENIOR ANC MEMBERS ENROUTE TO WESTERN CAPE: The ANC has decided to dispatch two members of its National Executive Committee to the Western Cape to assist local party structures. This comes after provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs was suspended from his post on Monday, a spokesman said. "He has been officially suspended pending the outcome of the disciplinary process," spokesperson Yonela Diko said. Diko said Jacobs had asked that his disciplinary process be handled by the ANC at national instead of provincial level. "That is prerogative as he is the senior person in the province," he added.

Faiez Jacobs

TUT TO GIVE FEEDBACK AFTER DISCUSSIONS: Workers at the Tshwane University of Technology were expected to give feedback on their discussions with varsity management on Tuesday. The discussions centred on the future employment of support service workers. But workers and students have vowed to continue their protest outside the gate of the Pretoria West campus. Outsourcing Must fall organiser, Vusi Mahlangu.


SAPS GOING BACK TO BASICS: Acting National Police Commissioner, General Khomotso Phahlane yesterday said that the South African Police Service would be focussing on the "Basics". Speaking during a media briefing on this plan of action for the year, he said the Police Service was on a quest to make policing more visible and accessible to all South Africans. Samkele Maseko reports. 


SITHOLE'S MURDERS SENTENCED: Mozambiquean, Emmanuel Sithole's death might not have been entirely in vain. This according to Magistrate Lucas van der Schyff who sentenced the vendor's killers in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court yesterday. Maryke Vermaak reports that the convicted murderers were sentenced to 17 and 10 years behind bars respectively. 

TODAY IN HOSTORY: Today 26 years ago the South African political and social future changed forever. Former president, FW de Klerk delivered his parliamentary opening address, announcing the unbanning of the ANC as well as the release of Nelson Mandela.

TRUMP DEBATES HIMSELF: Cruz's victory was a harsh blow to Trump, the supremely confident real estate mogul who has roiled the Republican field for months with controversial statements about women and minorities. Perhaps most importantly, Cruz's win denied Trump a huge opportunity to gain momentum heading into New Hampshire. At the weekend Donald Trump bailed on the Republican Presidential Debate that aired on Fox News last Thursday. Talk show host, Stephen Colbert felt that it wasn't fair for Trump to miss the debate, so he put together this parody debate in which The Donald debates himself.



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