The headlines of the leading newspapers from 07 January 2022:
# Mail & Guardian:
Writes about the ANC’s existence spanning 110 years: “FROM GRAVITAS TO GREED”.
Reports the Hawks are convinced they have arrested the right suspect for the arson in Parliament. This follows after numerous questions were asked about the identity of Zandile Mafe.
And secondly, the paper writes about the canoeist Danelle Murray who was given shoes by an anonymous benefactor after she escaped from the floodwaters of the Vaal River barefoot.
# Pretoria News:
Writes about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s sudden withdrawal from a meeting of the Women’s League in Limpopo. He was allegedly removed from the meeting because Covid-19 protocols were not adhered to.
# The Star:
Reports police hicked the security measures at the ANC’s 110th Memorial Festival in Limpopo after concerns about Ramaphosa’s safety.
And secondly, the paper writes about problems with the online registration for financial aid from the NSFAS.
# And Sowetan:
Writes the dinner with Ramaphosa during the ANC’s celebrations in Limpopo, where a seat costs from five-thousand-rand to 1.2-million-rand were sold out.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Reports the Bloemfontein primary school principal who is facing various complaints of sexual harassment now wants to retire. Police have confirmed a number of complaints have been lodged at the Park Road police station.
Then the paper writes that the grain farmers of the Hoopstad area are asking for help after a devastating hailstorm destroyed their crops.
# Die Burger:
Reports the police came under heavy criticism in part one of the Zondo report. This follows after complaints lodged against senior officials were never investigated.
And secondly, the paper also reports on the suspected arsonist, Zandile Mafe.
# Cape Times:
Writes the DA has not yet commented on the criticism against the appointment of former MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela as premier Alan Winde’s adviser.
Then there are reports of a rescue team recovering a hiker’s body and of a mother paying tribute to her daughter who died in a motor vehicle accident.
# And Cape Argus:
Reports on the Atlantis Special Economic Zone providing the opportunity for so-called green technology that will benefit the community and local businesses.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Writes police have arrested six suspects in Kariega for the alleged intimidation of businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay.
And secondly, there is a report of a shootout in Zwide that claimed four lives and left a fifth seriously injured.
# Daily Dispatch in East London:
Reports on the dire conditions on Buffalo City’s beaches.
Then the paper writes there is an appeal to the local police to pull up their socks.
And lastly, it is reported the sangoma who was involved in the alleged illegal initiation was denied bail.
# The Witness in Pietermaritzburg:
Writes about the huge shortage of beds and other dire conditions at Northdale Hospital.
# And Daily News in Durban:
Reports the community is unhappy about bail being granted to suspects accused of a drive-by shooting in which three women were killed. Their families say they fear for their lives.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Writes the Kombat Copper Mine is back in production for the first time since 2008, and the first copper concentrate has been manufactured despite delays in shipping equipment due to the pandemic.
And secondly, there is a picture of two Belgian citizens who toured Africa on their motorcycles and are now in Namibia.