Breakfast Edition: 25 April 2016

Breakfast Edition: 25 April 2016

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


MALEMA COMES OUT GUNS BLAZING: There is an election around the corner and politicians were out in full force this weekend. The EFF-leader, Julius Malema said in a TV interview that they were willing to take up arms if the upcoming municipal elections are not free and fair. The party's Commander in Chief told the Al Jazeera TV network in an exclusive interview last night that they were ready to defend the outcome of the August 3rd result, if needed. Malema was asked if he believed he would make a good president and he said that it wasn't his ambition. He maintained that his goal was to ensure the EFF wins the election and then it can pick its own leader. Maryke Vermaak reports.

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File photo: Gallo Images

DA LAUNCHES ELECTION MANIFESTO: DA leader, Mmusi Maimane had the opposite message when he addressed thousands of supporters at the party's manifesto launch at the Rand Stadium on Saturday. Maimane said the correct vote would take away the need for violent protest. As Samkelo Maseko reports, the battle lines were drawn between South Africa's three major political parties.

PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA PAID TRIBUTE TO FALLEN HEROES: President Jacob Zuma addressed the funeral of 10 Ekurhuleni ANC-volunteers at the weekend, saying August 3rd is an extremely important date to defend the ruling party. 


PROTEST ACTION IN THEMBELIHLE: Residents of Thambelihle, near Lenasia and Orange Farm were protesting again on Monday morning. This resulted in roads around the area being unsafe for motorists. Gauteng Traffic Police's Obed Sibasa said they were not sure why residents were protesting.

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Photo: Maryke Vermaak, JacarandaFM News

THREE DEAD IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK ACCIDENT: Three people were killed in the Kruger National Park this weekend when the minibus taxi they were travelling in overturned. Park authorities said the vehicle overturned between Shingwedzi and Mopani in the northern section of the park. San Parks' William Mabasa said they have not yet been able to determine the cause of the incident.

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File photo: Gallo Images

PAPA WEMBA COLLAPSES ON STAGE: Influential Congolese musician, Papa Wemba has died aged 66. Wemba collapsed during a concert at the weekend and a video from the show in Ivory Coast showed him slumped on stage behind a group of dancers, before they rushed to his aid.


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