Breakfast Edition: 9 September 2015

Breakfast Edition: 9 September 2015

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


POLICE SEARCHING FOR TAXI RANK SHOOTER: Johannesburg police are on the hunt for a suspect who shot and seriously wounded six people, including a police reservist, at the Noordstreet taxi rank in Joubert Park last night. Last week one person was killed and two others, a taxi owner and a driver, injured when gunshots were fired at the same taxi rank. According to police captain, Doniah Mothutsane last night's attacker and a person had an argument when shots were fired in the bathrooms at the taxi rank. Shots were fired and a police reservist responded. No arrests have been made.

PROTEST IN LETHABONG: Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of teenagers who were looting foreign-owned shops in Lethabong near Rustenburg on Tuesday night. A gang of about 50 teenagers moved from one section of the township to another, looting shops before running away when a lone police Nyala roared onto the scene. "Come on, the corner shop," the group shouted, attacking a foreign shop in Slovo section. The looters fled empty-handed when police moved in. However, at least three shops were looted.

LEANERS RETURN TO ROODEPOORT PRIMARY: On the West Rand, everything is set for the reopening of the Roodepoort Primary School after its closure just under a month ago. Yesterday members of the Gauteng Education Department and community forums again met with teachers and authorities to make final arrangements. Our reporter, Silindelo Masakane is at the school, where learners have started trickling through the gates, and spoke to the Chairman of the Mediation Team, Rev. Gift Moerane.

SPRINGBOK FAREWELL DINNER: The Springbok Rugby World Cup squad of 31 players, were all capped at a special sponsors banquet in Johannesburg last night. Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula assured the squad of the government and the country's support as they leave on Friday to represent South Africa in England.  

PRESIDENT SPEAKS AT MINING MEETING: Progress has been made in the struggling mining sector over the last 2 years since the National Mining Consultative Forum on the Framework Agreement for a Sustainable Mining Industry was set up in 2012. This is according to President Jacob Zuma who chaired a meeting with the forum in Pretoria yesterday. Zuma congratulated stakeholders in the work done so far to try and save as many jobs within the industry as possible as well as dealing with peace and security within the sector. Maryke Vermaak has more. 

QUEEN ELIZABETH II - THE LONGEST SERVING BRITISH MONARCH: After reigning through the decline of the British Empire and some of the worst scandals in royal history, Queen Elizabeth II is set to become Britain's longest-serving monarch Wednesday. With over 63 years on the throne, the queen is one of the most famous and respected women in the world and "embodies the history of the 20th Century", according to historian Kate Williams.


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