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

Breakfast Edition: 31 March 2016

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


NKANDLA RULING EXPECTED TODAY: The Constitutional Court will rule on Thursday in the Nkandla case which has seen President Jacob Zuma make an eleventh hour offer to repay a portion of the state money spent on his private home. The senior registrar's clerk at the Constitutional Court has sent a letter to parties to the case, which pits the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters, against Zuma, to say the ruling will be handed down at 10am. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that luxuries added to the property at state expense, including a swimming pool, chicken run, cattle kraal and amphitheatre, did not necessary for presidential security and directed Zuma to foot a reasonable portion of the R216 million. Maryke Vermaak reports.

Nathi Nhleko stands by his Nkandla report
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JULIUS MALEMA EXPECTING NOTHING BUT VICTORY: EFF-leader, Julius Malema told Jacaranda FM news that he expects nothing but victory from the Constitutional Court and that the ANC should do what is right.

JULIUS MALEMA NOW A GRADUATE: Julius Malema took part in a graduation ceremony at UNISA last night after successfully completing his BA degree. The EFF released a statement congratulating their leader, saying "it is with great revolutionary pleasure and excitement to announce to the people of South Africa, Africa and the world that the EFF President and CIC Julius Malema has successfully completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree. Samkele Maseko was at the graduation ceremony.

PRAVIN GORDHAN REACTS TO HAWKS QUESTIONS: Finance minister, Pravin Gordhan says there are no provisions in the South African Police Service Act that entitles the Hawks to demand answers, set deadlines or threaten him. Gordhan yesterday afternoon responded to the list of 27 question sent to him by the Hawks, on the so-called rogue unit within SARS. Olivia Phalaetsile reports.

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OSCAR PISTORIUS TO BE SENTENCED IN JUNE: Fallen Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced in June for the 2013 killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The Office of the Chief Justice on Wednesday said that sentencing procedures would not commence on 18 April as originally reported. In a statement, the Office of the Chief Justice said: "The 18th of April 2016 was a date provisionally arranged pending the outcome of Mr Pistorius' application for leave to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeal judgment.

Oscar Pistorius
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