Breakfast Edition: 26 January 2016

Breakfast Edition: 26 January 2016

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

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MAN HANDS HIMSELF OVER: A man, believed to be the shooter who killed a Pietermaritzburg traffic chief, handed himself over to authorities on Monday. Police spokesperson Major Thulane Zwane said: "We can confirm that the suspect handed himself over at the Alexander police station." Zwane said the suspect would appear at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. He was accompanied by his attorney when he handed himself in to police. The man who cannot be named until he has appeared in court is alleged to have shot Senior Superintendent Pumla Dlamini several times at the department's main office in Washington Road on January 14. Dlamini died at a local hospital as surgeons desperately tried to save him. He was buried in his home town of Durban on Saturday.


ANC STARTS THREE DAY LEKGOTLA: The ANC is holding a three-day National Executive Committee lekgotla in Irene this week. ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said the focus will be on the economy, education and the upcoming local government elections. The three day gathering of senior leaders and cabinet members charts the year ahead for both the party and for government. The lekgotla also came amid rising tensions in Tshwane over the selection of councillors, but ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe said that is the nature of the beast.

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ABATHEMBU KING'S SALARY TO BE TERMINATED: The Eastern Cape Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs could terminate the monthly salary paid to the jailed AbaTembu King. Local government spokesman, Mamnkeli Ngam said the law compels them to stop payments to the king. Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma referred an application for a presidential pardon for the AbaThembu King to the justice ministry. Minister Michael Masutha would now have to consider the application, brought by the Congress of Traditional leaders of South Africa. King Dalindyebo is currently serving a 12-year jail sentence in East London after he was found guilty of assault, kidnapping and arson relating to crimes against his subjects in the 1990's.

Buyelekhaya Dalinyebo
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GARETH CLIFF IN COURT: Back in Gauteng, radio and TV-personality, Gareth Cliff was expected in the High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. An urgent application to force M-Net to give him back his job as Idols judge, will be heard ahead of the auditions for season 12. The new season of Idols SA is set to start this coming weekend.

Gareth CLiff
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ON THIS DAY IN 1998: On 26 January, 1998, former US President, Bill Clinton famously denied that he had a relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Clinton later confessed that he did indeed have an "improper physical relationship" with Lewinsky, a 24-year-old White House intern. Check out the video:

PROJECT WATER DROP IS WELL UNDERWAY: Thousands of Jacaranda FM listeners arrived at the station's headquarters on Monday to help load water onto trucks destined for the drought-stricken areas of the North West Province. The initiative, spearheaded by the Complimentary Breakfast's Rian van Heerden exploded after a call to listeners to donate water to those who need it most.

JACARANDA FM ENROUTE TO THE NORTH WEST: Residents of the North West were hit hard by the recent drought with reports of children drinking water from airconditioner outlets. Listeners opened their hearts and donated hundreds of thousands of bottles of water to the #ProjectWaterDrop initiate with schools, rugby teams and corporates jumping in to load the water onto trucks. Members of the Complimentary Breakfast will head to the North West on Tuesday afternoon. Here is the route:

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WAYNE ROONEY SHARES FIRST BABY PIC: Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen Rooney welcomed their third child into the world. Rooney posted a picture of Kit Joseph on Instagram, after his wife gave birth on Sunday.

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