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Election Day


Morning Newspaper Report

The headlines of the leading newspapers on 06 May 2024:


# Business Day:

Reports the ANC’s disciplinary hearing of its former leader Jacob Zuma, which was supposed to start tomorrow, has been postponed due to security reasons. The party’s secretary general Fikile Mbalula says his office has been informed that gatherings outside Luthuli House could lead to violent or disruptive behaviour.


# Beeld:

Leads with the decision of the Khampepe Commission that investigated the fire in the Usindiso building in Marshalltown. The commission found that the Johannesburg metro was responsible for the death of 76 people.

Then there is a report on the continuous attacks on motorists where iron spikes are placed on highways. Some of the attacks now also happen in broad daylight on on- and off-ramps to and from residential areas.

And finally, there is news about the air show at the South African Air Force Museum at the Swartkop Air Force Base in Pretoria.

# The Star and Pretoria News:

Also writes about the Johannesburg metro which is responsible for the Usindiso fire.

And reports the current wave of colds and flu has nothing to do with Covid.

# Sowetan:

Reports according to the Khampepe report, officials from Joburg Water, the Johannesburg Property Society, City Power, and Pikitup must be held accountable for the Marshalltown fire.

# And The Citizen:

Writes Zuma has the upper hand over the ANC. According to experts, the ANC acted hastily and the postponement of the disciplinary hearing is predictable.


# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:

Reports on the murder of 76-year-old Christo Morrison and his 73-year-old wife Christa on the farm Rietfontein in the Glen district outside Bloemfontein. The police have apparently already questioned suspects.

Then there is news about a Cessna 210 plane that had to make an emergency landing without rear wheels at the Tempe Airport.

And finally, the paper writes a warm, dry winter is predicted for the Free State.


# Die Burger:

Reports on 21-year-old Daniël Grové from Belville who died in a motorcycle accident. He apparently lost control of the bike and hit a tree.

Then the paper writes load-shedding has cost the Western Cape between 48- and 61-billion-rand since 2007.

And finally, there is news about the Cape Town Metropolitan Police who found a stolen car with two flat tires on the N2 and arrested two occupants.

# And Cape Times:

Writes Zuma, is according to the MK party, disappointed because his disciplinary hearing is not going ahead.

And it is reported that an opinion poll has determined that there will allegedly be a low voter turnout.


# The Herald in Gqeberha:

Reports the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system in Gqeberha is still out of order despite the crime wave in the city.

And writes the ANC relies on Eastern Cape support in its campaign against the MK party.


# Daily News in Durban:

Writes opposition parties say eThekwini’s new budget does not hold any benefit for the poor residents of the city.

And finally from NAMIBIA:

# Republikein in Windhoek:

Reports there were no flight recorders on board the plane that crashed in the capital on Friday, claiming three lives.

And secondly, writes two suspected rhino poachers were shot dead at Scorpionbelt on the west side in the Etosha National Park by members of the anti-poaching unit.