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

Breakfast Edition: 4 April 2016

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


JULIUS MALEMA STOPPED BY POLICE: The EFF has released a statement saying that their leader, Julius Malema was attacked at an off-ramp in Johannesburg on Sunday night. According to the statement, the Commander-in-Chief and President of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, was stopped by an unmarked van on the Grayston drive off ramp in Sandton. "He was immediately surrounded by about 10 police cars & the police then all came out pointing guns at his car, forcing him to get out," the statement read. The party expressed their disgust at the incident, saying that the entire intersection was blocked, isolating him from the rest of the traffic. "The CIC Julius Malema got out and the police all did nothing, claiming it was a mistake. He forced his way around the police cars, driving over the pavements and drove off," the party said.

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MORE CALLS FOR ZUMA TO STEP DOWN: ANC heavyweights were expected to meet again on Monday morning to discuss last week's damning Constitutional Court judgment against President Jacob Zuma. The Court found that remedial action in a Public Protector report was binding and that not even the President or the National Assembly could have ignored it. As Faith Daniels reports, high political drama was be expected this week. 

President Jacob Zuma
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BALEKA MBETE IS NOT RESIGNING ANY TIME SOON: Both the Speakers of Parliament's National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces have welcomed the Constitutional Court judgement as a lesson to law makers on how to protect and implement the Constitution. National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete said the judgement offered no reason for any member of parliament to resign.

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POLITICAL ANALYST EXPECTING MORE OF THE SAME DRAMA: Political Analyst, Somadod Fikeni said we could expect more of the same reaction from the ANC on the Constitutional Court's hard-hitting Nkandla-judgement. Fikeni said most ANC members would echo what had already been said as they head to their extended National Executive working committee meeting at Luthuli house later on Monday.

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ANOTHER FUEL PRICE INCREASE: Life for the average South African household will be close to R500 more expensive this month as opposed to March. That was according to calculations by the Efficient Group. They took into account the recently approved electricity tariff hike by Eskom as well as the more than 80 cents per litre fuel price adjustment. Efficient Group economist Francois Stofberg said the new levies announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, including plastic bag and sin taxes, also kicked in on Friday.


MOST RETWEETED TWEETS OF ALL TIME: Time magazine has released the top 10 most retweeted tweets of all time and you'll be surprised who made the cut, and who didn't. Barack Obama posted a photo of him embracing his wife, Michelle, shortly after being re-elected in 2012 and it became the most retweeted photo ever - at the time. Not one tweet by Kim Kardashian or her hubby, Kanye West made it on the list, dominated by the boyband, One Direction. The most retweeted tweet of all time?


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