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Morning Newspaper Report

The headlines of the leading newspapers on 29 April 2024:

NATIONAL:

# Business Day:

Reports the CEO of Eskom, Dan Marokane says the reliability of the power plants has improved due to the Generation Recovery Plan. He denied that diesel is used as a backup to generate power and thus avoid load-shedding.

GAUTENG:

# Beeld:

Reports the DA caucus leader in the Johannesburg metro, Belinda Kayser-Echeozonjoku apparently owes thousands of rands to the power supplier City Power, but she still believes she is being unfairly targeted.

And secondly, the paper writes about the singer Thys die Bosveldklong, aka Thys Streicher, who is very ill after having a stroke. He was diagnosed with MS some time ago.

# The Star and Pretoria News:

Writes about millions of rands being lost due to illegal electricity connections.

And reports the minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thandi Modise, says the courts are prepared and ready to deal with election-related crimes.

# Sowetan:

Reports on Sphiwe Ndlovu whose former boyfriend was found guilty of her murder. Her family welcomes the court’s verdict but says the police did nothing to protect her.

# And The Citizen:

Writes the collapse of Johannesburg’s road network is the result of the separation of the infrastructure and services department of the municipality in the early nineties. Neither department currently accepts responsibility.

FREE STATE:

# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:

Reports the Jean Webber Home for the disabled in Bloemfontein is in serious trouble as the Free State Department of Social Development has not yet paid its subsidy.

And secondly, the paper writes about Koos Mahifo who won the grand championship for a pack horse at the Bloem Show on the back of Gift of Class.

WESTERN CAPE:

# Die Burger:

Reports the circumstances surrounding an alleged gender violence incident against a female first-year student at the Metanoia residence of Stellenbosch University are shrouded in mystery. Two male students were apparently suspended after the incident.

And secondly, the paper also writes about Thys die Bosveldklong.

# And Cape Times:

Writes UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa is making himself available as Eastern Cape premier candidate in the upcoming election.

And reports payments from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme are still not running smoothly.

EASTERN CAPE:

# The Herald in Gqeberha:

Reports a music promoter and entrepreneur who lived in luxury in Nelson Mandela Bay is said to have fled after being unmasked as the alleged mastermind behind a pyramid scheme.

And secondly, the paper writes a mansion in Walmer Heights that had been empty and neglected for a long time was destroyed by fire at the weekend.

KWAZULU-NATAL:

# The Witness in Pietermaritzburg:

Writes one of the founding members of the MK Party, Jabulani Khumalo has been kicked out of the party.

And finally from NAMIBIA:

# Republikein in Windhoek:

Reports memorial services were held on Friday and Saturday in Windhoek and Rehoboth for the father and his two sons and a close friend who died in a car accident outside Rehoboth.

And secondly writes the minister of Mines and Energy, Thomas Alweendo switched the transmission power line of 289 kilometres on between Auas and Gerus.