Breakfast Edition: 4 December 2015

Breakfast Edition: 4 December 2015

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


OSCAR PISTORIUS CONVICTED OF MURDER: Much is still this morning debated about the immediate future of Oscar Pistorius who was yesterday found by the Supreme Court of Appeal, to have murdered Reeva Steenkamp.  High Court judge, Thokozile Masipa conducted the Oscar Pistorius hearing with a degree of dignity and patience that is a credit to the judiciary. This, according to Justice Eric Leach, who yesterday read out the Supreme Court of Appeal's judgment - that her interpretation of the law in the Paralympian's case, was wrong and that he was indeed guilty of murder. Maryke Vermaak has more. 


US SHOOTING VIDEO GOES VIRAL: Amateur video of San Francisco police surrounding a suspected knifeman and gunning him down in a hail of bullets went viral Thursday on social media and provoked outrage. The short clip is the latest video posted online showing US police using what appears to be excessive force on suspects -- many of them black and often with lethal effect.

A video posted by HotRod (@daniggahot) on

SAMWU WORKERS BACK AT WORK: As leaders from Africa and China assemble for the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation in Sandton today and tomorrow there is hope that the mountains of rubble should disappear from the streets of Joburg quickly. Refuse workers are expected back at work, for the first time this morning, after two weeks of striking illegally.  


RATINGS AGENCIES TO ANNOUNCE SA'S CREDIT RATING: Later today, two international ratings agencies, Fitch and Standard and Poor's, are to announce its decision of South Africa's credit ratings. Efficient Group Economist, Dawie Roodt believes - like most economists, that Fitch will downgrade South Africa from triple-B to triple-B-minus, the lowest investment grade rating and one notch above junk status.

PRINCE HARRY VISITS SA: Graca Machel says she's not worried about attacks on Madiba's legacy because his legacy will stand the test of time. As Silindelo Masikane reports, Machel made the comment during a visit by Prince Harry to the Nelson Mandela Foundation as he wrapped up his four day visit to South Africa. 



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