Breakfast Edition: 6 April 2016

Breakfast Edition: 6 April 2016

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

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FIGHT AGAINST ZUMA CONTINUES - Opposition parties will write to Speaker Baleka Mbete today to ask her to institute an independent inquiry into President Jacob Zuma. The DA's motion to impeach President Zuma, following last week's Constitutional Court ruling on the Nkandla matter, failed the in the National Assembly. DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the inquiry will probe the President's violation of the Constitution...

EFF leader Julius Malema is set to take National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to court after she refused to recuse herself from the debate on a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma. Opposition parties did not want Mbete to preside, as they felt she could not be impartial.

TREVOR MANUEL CALLS FOR ZUMA TO STEP DOWN - Former finance Minister Trevor Manuel said a violation of a key oath of office by the head of state puts the country in a deep crisis. Speaking to SowetoTV, Manuel called for President Jacob Zuma to step down. In an exclusive interview with Soweto TV, Manuel says the Constitutional Court judgment against the president signifies a "deep crisis".

JOBURG TO DEBATE ON PIKITUP - Joburg Councillors will today debate the effects of the ongoing strike by Pikitup workers. The month-long strike by members of municipal workers union SAMWU, has seen rubbish once again piling up on the city's streets. The DA's Caucus leader Vasco da Gama says the failure by the city to collect waste is leading to serious health concerns...

FINAL VOTER REGISTRATION WEEKEND - The Minister of Cooperative Governance, Des van Rooyen, has urged on all South Africans - eligible to vote - to make sure they can.  The Independent Electoral Commission will hold its final voter registration weekend this Saturday and Sunday. Van Rooyen says the right to vote is a fundamental one. 

OBAMA REACTS TO TRUMP'S NEW MEXICO WALL DEVELOPMENTS - President Barack Obama dismissed Donald Trump's plan to force Mexico to pay for a wall separating the US and Mexico. The flamboyant New York tycoon handed over to a memo to The Washington Post, saying he would force Mexico's hand by threatening to cut off billions of dollars sent home by Mexican immigrants.


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