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Morning Newspaper Report

The headlines of the leading newspapers on 18 April 2024:

NATIONAL:

# Business Day:

Reports, although consumer prices slowed slightly in March, economists say it is unlikely that inflation will fall below 5-percent during the first half of the year. It is also unlikely that the Reserve Bank will announce any rate cut at this stage. It may not happen until September.

GAUTENG:

# Beeld:

Reports the Public Protector, Kholeka Gcaleka argued in a sworn statement in the High Court that her predecessor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has no claim to a gratuity payment of millions of rands.

Then the paper writes British members of Parliament succeeded in making a ban on the sale of cigarettes to any person born after 2009 as part of legislation.

And finally, there is news about the prop of the Lions, Asenathi Ntlabakanye who may again play against the strong Irish team, Leinster on Saturday.

# The Star and Pretoria News:

Write a businessman, Tulani Mulaudzi claims that the deputy minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Bernice Swarts defrauded him out of 500-thousand-rand eleven years ago.

And secondly, it is reported former president Jacob Zuma has warned the members of the MK Party against factionalism in their struggle for positions in the party.

# And Sowetan:

Reports evidence by police experts in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case indicates that the accused were constantly in contact with each other by mobile phone before the murder.

FREE STATE:

# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:

Reports the truth about the murder of the reverend Liezel de Jager of Amanzimtoti may have gone to his grave with her accused murderer and late husband, Werner de Jager.

And secondly, the paper writes about the police in Bloemfontein’s sniffer dog, Rex, who helps track down suspects everywhere in the Free State.

WESTERN CAPE:

# Die Burger:

Has the same lead as Beeld about Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Then it is reported that 44-year-old sergeant Aldan Mahoney and another officer responded to a complaint of domestic violence in Mamre when the suspect grabbed Mahoney’s service pistol during a fight and shot him dead.

And finally, there is news about a possible online beauty contest for the most beautiful Artificial Intelligence models created.

# And Cape Times:

Writes the fuel price is on its way to a record high.

And also reports on the killing of sergeant Aldan Mahoney.

EASTERN CAPE:

# The Herald in Gqeberha:

Reports the suspended Nelson Mandela Bay city manager, Noxolo Nqwazi faces disciplinary action for alleged serious misconduct.

And secondly, the paper writes a motion of no confidence in Nelson Mandela Bay’s mayor, Gary van Niekerk has been postponed again. The notice was filed in January by GOOD council member, Lawrence Troon.

KWAZULU-NATAL:

# Daily News in Durban:

Writes the MK Party says they are going to break the dominance of the DA in Chatsworth.

And finally from NAMIBIA:

# Republikein in Windhoek:

Reports a farmer from Grootfontein allegedly shot a trained Belgian Malinois tracking dog twice. The dog, Troy’s leg had to be amputated.

Then the newspaper writes 16 students who are trying to complete their degree studies in the Windhoek Central Prison have approached the court and claim that Namibian Correctional Services is deliberately hindering their studies.

And finally, there is news about the Santa Shoebox project.