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Morning Newspaper Report

The headlines of the leading newspapers on 19 April 2024:

NATIONAL:

# Business Day:

Reports the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mosotho Moepya says the commission’s decision to approach the Constitutional Court to appeal against an earlier order of the Electoral Court is not an attack against the uMkhonto weSizwe Party or former president Jacob Zuma.

# And Mail & Guardian on Fridays:

Publishes its marijuana edition today. The newspaper writes about the cultivation of hemp, the sale of marijuana, and the legislators dragging their feet.

GAUTENG:

# Beeld:

Reports, the Gauteng Department of Social Development has promised charities that have not yet received funds they will receive payment by the end of the month.

And secondly, the paper writes about the memorial service of the teacher and rugby coach of the Brits High School, Morné Badenhorst, who was killed in a car accident earlier.

# The Star and Pretoria News:

Write according to a survey by African Innovation Research, the ANC and DA will lose support during the election with the MK party and EFF growing.

And secondly, it is reported that a retired brigadier general of the SANW, Mendis Eddy Mondlane was released on bail after he appeared in connection with alleged tender fraud of two-million-rand.

# And Sowetan:

Reports on the murder of a teenager from Diepsloot, Unathi Mdutyana. Her mother came across her body in the street when she returned from night shift.

FREE STATE:

# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:

Dedicates its entire front page to the sentencing proceedings of Rudi Gericke, who was found guilty of murdering the 28-year-old farmer from Ficksburg, Evan Sorour.

WESTERN CAPE:

# Die Burger:

Reports the man who allegedly shot and killed sergeant Adrian Mahoney when the police responded to a complaint in Mamre was shot dead by the police. Justin Pick fled and refused to turn himself in.

Then the paper writes a snake catcher from Montagu, Gerrie Heyns says it is not strange to catch 10 snakes in two days in the area.

And finally, it is reported that thieves’ plans to smuggle a stolen motorcycle in pieces across the border were foiled by the police in Gqeberha.

# And Cape Times:

Also writes about Justin Pick who was shot dead by the police.

And reports there are concerns that Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram could exploit local charities.

EASTERN CAPE:

# The Herald in Gqeberha:

Reports the police have during a raid on spaza shops in Nelson Mandela Bay, seized expired food products, found evidence of illegal electricity sales and arrested illegal immigrants.

And secondly, the paper writes a court application has been filed to remove the president of the EP Rugby Union, Gerald Antonie and his deputy, Roger Serfontein, from their office.

KWAZULU-NATAL:

# Daily News in Durban:

Writes numerous hotels in Durban are forced to close their doors due to the high crime levels.

And finally from NAMIBIA:

# Republikein in Windhoek:

Reports NamWater has decided to reduce its water supply to the capital Windhoek by 35-percent.

And writes heads of state, ministers and up to 700 delegates are expected in Namibia for the Global Africa Hydrogen Summit.