Breakfast Edition: 22 February 2016

Breakfast Edition: 22 February 2016

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


UP STUDENTS IN COURT WHILE TUT MEETING TAKES PLACE: The University of Pretoria's Anna-Retha Bouwer on Monday morning confirmed that students and other groups have vowed to support the 27 students who were expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's court today. This after they were arrested during a violent protest against Afrikaans at the University on Friday. The Outsourcing Must Fall movements' Vusi Mahlangu said they will support the Tuks Students, as their plights are in essence the same. Meanwhile talks regarding the insourcing of workers are expected to resume at the Tshwane University of Technology on Monday. Protests for this, earlier this year, led to the closure of the TUT main campus. The TUT's Willa de Ruyter says composes will be open as scheduled. 

Tuks students on Lynnwood
File photo

STATE OF GAUTENG: Gauteng Premier David Makura will deliver his state of the province address in Sebokeng on Monday morning. Makhura was set to flesh out the provincial government¹s plans for this local government election year. Marius van der Walt reports.

David Makhura
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RADOVAN KREJCIR BACK IN COURT FOR SENTENCING: The sentencing of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was expected to resume on Monday in the South Gauteng High Court. Last year, Krejcir and five co-accused - including three former Hawks officers - were convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug related charges. Slindelo Masikane reports.

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LILY MINE DRILLING OPERATION HALTED: Efforts to rescue three trapped Lily Mine workers suffered another setback when the drilling machine broke down soon after it had started drilling an escape route for rescuers, a spokesman said on Sunday. "They are still working on fixing it. As soon as the machine is fixed then drilling starts again." Zietsman said journalists would be taken on a tour of the site on Monday afternoon.

WHEN YOUR CAR CATHES FIRE, DON'T FREAK OUT: In the rare event your car catches on fire remember to stay calm and don't freak out, because there might just be someone with a cell phone, taking a video. While driving his brand new Mercedes over the Glenn Jackson Bridge in the US, the hood of his guy's car began to smoke. Soon, the entire car was engulfed in flames! 


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