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Sat 20th Nov 2021
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NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 20 November 1 pm

Good afternoon,

In this bulletin:

# The DA wants the IEC to tighten up the Political Party Funding Act
# San Diego motorists scramble to collect money dropped by an armoured truck
# And, the annual cherry festival is celebrated in the Eastern Free State this weekend

# The Democratic Alliance has put forth a complaint to the Independent Electoral Commission on the 15-million-rand Chancellor House donation to the African National Congress. The DA wants the IEC to tighten up the political party funding act stating that the ANC will conceal more funding through the trust. In response, IEC deputy chief electoral officer for political party funding George Mahlangu says there is a two-phased compliance arrangement to the disclosure of donations:

Play sound: ENG IEC on R15 M funding

# Suspended ANC member Carl Niehaus says he is frustrated by the National Prosecution Authority acting in bad faith. The NPA has given Niehaus an ultimatum to appear at the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, failure in which a warrant of arrest would be issued. Niehaus is facing charges of violating Covid-19 regulations, by addressing a group of Zuma supporters shortly after the former president’s arrest in July. Niehaus was arrested while doing a live TV interview in front of the Estcourt prison, where former president Jacob Zuma was held.

# Money rained down on a San Diego freeway yesterday, when one of the doors of an armoured truck popped open and bags holding cash fell out. The resulting scramble by drivers to scoop up the bills completely shut down the road. A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol says there was cash all over the freeway. At least two people were placed in handcuffs at the scene. Motorists were warned to return any cash they might have picked up since the FBI is assisting with the investigation.

# The Ironman Triathlon event is taking place in Gqeberha. The event will see local and international athletes compete in the 3.8 kilometre swim, 180-kilometre bike ride, and a 42-kilometre marathon. The race will offer qualifying slots for the 2022 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. Speaking to Newzroom Afrika, Ironman triathlon coach Raynard Tissink says training is vital before any Ironman event:

Play sound: ENG Ironman

# And in closing, the towns of Ficksburg, Fouriesburg, and Clarens in the Eastern Free State have thrown open their doors this weekend for the annual Cherry Festival. Visitors from all over are visiting the area to celebrate the crop festival, the end of a long cold winter, and the beginning of the deciduous fruit season in the district. Various venues in the district have special events and Frieda Kruger from one of the biggest cherry producers in the country, Bloukruin Iona Farm has more about today’s programme on the farm:

Play sound: ENG Cherry festival

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