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NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 5 January 4 pm

Good afternoon,

In this bulletin:

# A Suspect is arrested for breaking windows at the Constitutional Court buildings in Braamfontein this morning
# The whistleblower Athol Williams feels vindicated by the release of the state capture report
# And cricket: The Proteas need 240 runs to win the second Test against India

# Police have confirmed that a 36-year-old male suspect was arrested for breaking windows using a hammer at the Constitutional Court buildings in Braamfontein this morning. Police spokesperson Robert Netshiunda says the suspect has been charged with malicious damage to property. This incident comes just days after a man was arrested during the fire at parliament:

Play Sound: ENG Robert Netshiunda

# Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald says the work of the State Capture Commission cost the tax payer close to a billion rand and will only be of value if the recommendations are given the necessary respect and actioned to the letter. Groenewald says there is one recommendation they wholeheartedly support:

Play sound: ENG PieterGroenewaldONZondoReport

# Whistle-blower Athol Williams has penned an emotional reaction to the release of the first part of the state capture inquiry report. Published by TimesLIVE, Williams says reading the Zondo commission’s recommendations and its acknowledgment of his contribution has brought tears of joy. Williams says those who sought to capture the country are now exposed. However Williams, who is in exile, says he is disappointed that government offered him no protection after implicating 39 parties at the state capture inquiry last year, including Bain-and-Company, a global consulting firm he worked for.

#  The Namibian ministry of Environment and Tourism says 480 bags of waste have been collected in the Dorob National Park in the aftermath of the festive season with many people flocking to the Namibian coast. The Ministry is disappointed about holidaymakers’ disregard for environmental safety and park rules and regulations. The ministry condemns this type of irresponsible behaviour and encourages travellers and holiday makers to be more responsible, and keep in mind that unattended waste can contaminate the land, air, water resources.

# Cricket: South Africa has to score 240 runs to level the three-test series against India. Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Marco Jansen took three wickets each to bowl the visitors out for 266 on the third day of the second Test at the Wanderers. Ajinkya Rahane top-scored for the visitors with 58 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara contributed 53 and Hanumi Vihari was not out on 40. Captain Dean Elgar and Aidan Markram got off to a great start, scoring close to 5 runs per over to reach 34 without loss at tea.

# And, financial indicators: The dollar is trading at 15-rand-82-cents and the euro at 17-rand-90-cents. One British pound costs 21-rand-41-cents and Bitcoin trades at 45-thousand-948-dollar-20-cents. Gold is selling at one thousand-817-dollars-27-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 80-dollars-24-cents a barrel.

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