Breakfast Edition: 9 February 2016

Breakfast Edition: 9 February 2016

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


HOPE FOR TRAPPED MINE WORKERS: Management at the Lily Gold mine outside Barberton in Mpumalanga remain hopeful that the three trapped mineworkers are still alive. Operations Manager, Mike Begg told Jacaranda FM news on Tuesday that rescue workers heard "audible" sounds this morning, indicating that the miners were still alive. The three have been trapped under the ground since Friday after the main crown pillar apparently collapsed into the underground open stopes, trapping almost 100 mine workers at the start of the morning shift. 87 workers were rescued with the three still missing. 

NKANDLA MATTER HEAD TO COURT: The Constitutional Court will hear arguments on the powers of the Public Protector in the drawn-out #PayBackTheMoney saga. Ahead of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address on Thursday, the EFF and the DA is set to square off against the President's legal team in the highest court in the land. The EFF has also planned an anti-corruption march to the court. Last week, President Zuma offered to pay some of the money that was spent on non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home suggesting that the Auditor-General and finance minister determine how much he should pay. Silindelo Masikane reports.

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EFF TO LEAD CHARGES AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA: The EFF leader, Julius Malema is set to lead his charges today at the Pay Back the March from Newtown to the Constitutional Court.  A show down is expected in the streets of Braamfontein when thousands of EFF members take to the streets of Joburg - marching to the Constitutional court in Braamfontein. The ANC Youth League is also planning to make their presence felt, saying they will rock up in defence of President Zuma and democracy. 

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PRASA BOSS TO WRITE TO PUBLIC PROTECTOR: The Public Protector can expect a letter soon - from aggrieved former PRASA boss, Lucky Montana. He will be writing to her office soon asking her to investigate alleged misconduct by the parastatals' board. Montana has been fighting the board, since he was axed last year. Samkele Maseko reports. 

Thuli Madonsela
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BEATLES FIRST APPEARANCE ON ED SULLIVAN: Today 52 years ago the Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, breaking a viewership record. On the 9th of February 1964, more than 73 million people gathered in front their TV sets to see The Beatles' first live performance on U.S. soil.



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