Morning Newspaper Report
The headlines of the leading newspapers on 25 January 2024:
# Business Day:
Writes more than 200 members of the American Congress condemned South Africa’s case against Israel at the World Court and labelled it as a hostile position towards the Jewish state. They urged the Biden administration to dismiss the complaint.
Reports a suspect will appear in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court today in connection with the East Rand massacre in which four people were shot dead and two more wounded. The police say the motive for the attack has not yet been determined.
And secondly, the paper writes the brothers David and Richard Kriel, who play rugby for the Bulls and Lions respectively and share an apartment, refuse to discuss Saturday’s showdown between the teams.
Reports it came to light during the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial in court that the murdered soccer star’s girlfriend, the singer Kelly Khumalo had contact with two of the accused before the murder.
# And The Star and Pretoria News:
Also writes about the Meyiwa trial and reports that according to evidence, Khumalo allegedly ordered the murder.
And secondly, the paper reports companies are encouraged to hire ex-convicts.
# Volksblad in Bloemfontein:
Reports the husband of the murdered rev. Liezel de Jager, Werner argued in his bail application in the Amanzimtoti Magistrate’s Court that he was forced to confess. He now denies that he had any part in the murder of his wife.
Secondly, the paper also reports on the brothers David and Richard Kriel.
And finally, there is a story about children who apparently started speaking in tongues after a pastor visited their school.
# Die Burger:
Writes about the death of 20-year-old Monique Geldenhuys from Brackenfell in a motorcycle accident. She and a friend were involved in a collision with another vehicle in Pringle Bay.
And secondly, the Department of Basic Education is reported to have announced the criteria for compiling the matric ranking list.
# And Cape Times:
Reports on the minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga’s plan to limit teenage pregnancies.
And writes secondly, filling stations that sold fake diesel received official notices.
# The Herald in Gqeberha:
Writes learners in Nelson Mandela Bay took to the streets and protested because so far this year there was no transport available for them to go to school.
And secondly, the paper reports Nelson Mandela Bay city manager Noxolo Nqwazi is back at work after being suspended for two years without being charged with any wrongdoing.
# Daily News in Durban:
Writes the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says the MK Party of former president Jacob Zuma has no right to exist and its leader is an opportunist.
And finally from NAMIBIA:
# Republikein in Windhoek:
Reports the pumps pumping water from the old Berg Aukas mine outside Grootfontein into the Omatako Canal have been broken for more than three weeks.
And secondly, the paper writes Russia’s Rosatom is determined to use the in-situ leaching mining technique for the extraction of uranium in Namibia.