Breakfast Edition: 7 December 2015

Breakfast Edition: 7 December 2015

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

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OBAMA ADRESSES THE US NATION: US president, Barack Obama has addressed his nation in an un-usual Oval Office speech - amid growing fear of terror attacks on civilians. He laid out a four point plan to fight and destroy ISIS and to secure Americans and US-allies.  President Obama confirmed that last week's attack in San Bernardino, California, in which 14 people were gunned down at a year-end party, "was an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people." He however also said that US involvement in a drawn out ground battle is not on the cards.

SABC CHIEF FACES DISCIPLINARY HEARING: SABC chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng will face his disciplinary hearing from this morning after the hearings were last week cancelled by chairperson in anticipation of a high court appeal. However, Motsoeneng's lawyer, Zola Majavu has a different take. Listen to what he had to say, here:


GAUTRAIN SERVICES BACK TO NORMAL: The Gautrain is running a full normal service between the Hatfield and Pretoria stations for the first time in a week after a cement truck crashed into the rail line earlier. However, the Gautrain's Kesagee Nayager says more work will be done at the weekend.

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MAN IN COURT FOR MURDERING HIS FAMILY: A 39-year-old Gauteng man is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrates Court for murdering his wife and two teenage children in their family home last week. The man initially, claimed two robbers entered the home and shot and killed his family. Slindelo Masakane reports.

ANOTHER SCORCHER OF A DAY IN SA: Another week, another heatwave. The SA Weather Services has issued a high fire danger as well as a warning of severe thunderstorms over parts of both Mpumalanga and Limpopo. According to Weather SA's Mbawhi Maliage the heat will stay until some rain comes around Wednesday.  


STAR WARS SUMMED UP IN THREE MINUTES: "Star Wars" creator George Lucas is now formally a US cultural icon. He yesterday received the prestigious Kennedy Center Lifetime Artistic Achievement. The man behind the saga in a galaxy far, far away received his prize at a gala event, while there's much anticipation for the latest instalment of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you have no idea what everyone is raving about, this video will help.



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