Breakfast Edition: 20 January 2016

Breakfast Edition: 20 January 2016

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


FOURTEEN DIE IN HORROR CRASH: Fourteen people died in an accident outside Mokopane early on Wednesday morning. According to Limpopo Roads and Traffic spokesperson Kagiso Mootane all the deceased were foreign nationals from Zimbabwe. "The driver of the truck involved in the accident was not injured," Mootane told Jacaranda FM News. Traffic authorities said that a truck and a bakkie collided in the head-on collision on the R101 with an 8-month-old infant among those killed.

Accident 1
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RACISTS NOT WELCOME IN THE DA: The DA is shunning what it calls racist votes. DA-leader, Mmusi Maimane said anyone who exhibits these ideals would have their membership immediately revoked. Maimane delivered a speech at the Apartheid Museum yesterday and as Maryke Vermaak reports, he wanted to bring South Africans across the colour line together.

ZUMA MUST FALL BANNER REPLACED: A gigantic South African flag was erected on the Overbeek apartment building at the top of Long Street in Cape Town, to replace the controversial #ZumaMust Fall banner. The Speaker of the City of Cape Town, Dirk Smit is meanwhile still investigating the alleged involvement of councillors in putting up the #ZumaMust Fall banner.  

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO RETURN TO COURT: The Department of Basic Education will need to return to court next week Tuesday if it fails to complete its investigation into a leaked matric exam paper in Limpopo. The Department was initially instructed by the court to release the learners' results. The court said that the department should accelerate its investigation and reveal the outcome before the learners receive their results. Departmental spokes Elijah Mhlanga says the quality assurance council, Umalusi is also monitoring the developments. 

Matric results
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SARAH PALIN & DONALD TRUMP: And the New York Daily newspaper was making waves on social media for its front page on Wednesday. It showed Sarah Palin alongside US Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump after the former Alaska Governor endorsed Trump at an Iowa campaign rally.

Donald Trump & Sarah Palin

STUDENT WALKS FREE AFTER STABBING MAN WITH LOUBOUTINS: And a British student who stabbed a man in the eye with a Christian Louboutin stiletto heel has walked free. The man tried to empty a packed of crisps out on the 22-year-old's head, where after she attacked him with the stiletto. 

ALAN RICKMAN'S LAST PROJECT: As you might already know, Alan Rickman who played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series passed away last week. But a month ago, he worked with OneClickGiving to publish this short video of a tortoise eating a strawberry. 



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