Breakfast Edition: 20 October 2015

Breakfast Edition: 20 October 2015

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

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CLASSES AT VARIOUS UNIVERSITIES REMAIN SUSPENDED: Academic activities at the Witwatersrand University will remain suspended on Tuesday following protests against proposed tuition fee hike. The institution's management said late Monday that the decision was taken out of concern for the health and safety of staff and students.

The University Of Cape Town (UCT) on Monday announced it was suspending all operations and activities until further notice due to protest action by students and workers. The decision to do so was taken after various access roads to the university were blocked by protesters, preventing staff and students from getting to their classes and work spaces. The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande has called an urgent fee-meeting with stakeholders today, but as our reporter, Silindelo Masekane reports students at Wits will again be at the campus, to protest, today.

OSCAR PISTORIUS SPENDS FIRST NIGHT AT HOME: Oscar Pistorius has already spent his first night at his uncle's home in Waterkloof Ridge in Pretoria after the management at the Kgosi Mampuru 2 Prison decided to sneak the disgraced Paralympian out, several hours before his announced relocation. Pistorius will be serving the rest of his five year sentence for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp under correctional supervision after spending just short of a year, behind bars. The Department of Correctional Services' Manelisi Wolela last night explained that this decision was up to the prion management. Our reporter, Maryke Vermaak has been on the story overnight and spoke to several sources about the strict conditions for his release from prison.


GRUESOME MURDER IN LIMPOPO: Police are investigating the gruesome murder of a 3-year-old boy in Limpopo as well as that of his alleged attacker. The boy's uncle found him yesterday afternoon with both his head and private parts cut off. According to the police the victim's body parts were found next to him along with the knife that was used, wrapped in a piece of clothing. The police's Ronel Otto says two boys were allegedly sleeping on the veranda when the alleged suspect took the three-year-old to a different building on the property.

CRAIG JOUBERT GOT IT WRONG: World Rugby admitted on Monday that referee Craig Joubert got it wrong when he awarded a last-minute penalty that secured Australia's victory over Scotland in their World Cup quarter-final. The global governing body gave a rare verdict on a referee's actions amid an outcry in Britain over the penalty that Bernard Foley kicked to snatch a 35-34 victory for the Wallabies at Twickenham. Australia now play Argentina in the semi-finals on Sunday following their close shave with an upset.

OBAMA MEETS CLOCK-BOY: The Muslim teenager who was detained when his teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb visited the White House last night after a receiving a very public invite from President Barack Obama. Ahmed Mohamed joined a group of students, teachers, scientists, astronauts and celebrities for the White House Astronomy Night.

OBAMA MAKES TIME TO CRASH A WEDDING: As if America's number one citizen is not busy enough, Obama also made time to crash a couple's wedding recently. He was taking a break for a round of golf when he saw the couple and wished them well. 



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