South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday, 14 June

We’ve got the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Friday, 14 June.

Former president and MK Party leader Jacob Zuma has held many positions of authority. But what education or qualifications does he have?

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) reportedly continues reaching out to rivals to form a national unity government.

Winde was re-elected as premier by the newly sworn-in members of the Western Cape legislature, while Daylin Mitchell returned as speaker.

Meanwhile, Stellenbosch University announced that its rectorate had accepted a panel’s recommendation to close the Wilgenhof men’s residence.

Celumusa Ngwenya pleaded guilty to culpable homicide after he killed Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga’s six loved ones.


MK Party latest: What qualifications does Jacob Zuma have?

Jacob Zuma—fondly known as Msholozi or “Father of the Nation”—will continue to lead the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party following a legal battle with rival Jabulani Khumalo.

The 82-year-old was a popular pick at the polls last month for many South Africans, garnering over two million votes.

Government of National Unity: 24 hours to go until coalition time

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) reportedly continues to reach out to rivals to form a government of national unity, after failing to win an outright majority in late May’s general election.

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The final ANC tally gave President Cyril Ramaphosa’s party just 159 members in the 400-seat National Assembly, its lowest number ever in a general election.

Alan Winde is premier again as DA strengthens grip on Western Cape

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) Alan Winde has been re-elected by the Western Cape legislature for another five-year term as premier, while the party’s Daylin Mitchell was also re-elected as speaker of the House.

Reagen Allen was elected as deputy speaker, replacing Beverley Schäfer.

Stellenbosch University CLOSING Wilgenhof men’s residence

Stellenbosch University announced that its rectorate has accepted the recommendation of a panel to close down the Wilgenhof men’s residence.

Wilgenhof is one of the university’s oldest men’s residences. The university’s rectorate appointed a panel earlier this year to investigate allegations of disturbing activities at the residence.

This was after the discovery of disturbing contents in two rooms at Wilgenhof.

Driver behind accident that claimed transport minister’s family sentenced

The Ladysmith Regional Court has sentenced Celumusa Ngwenya to ten years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to six counts of culpable homicide following an accident that claimed the lives of six people who were family members of Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga.

The motor vehicle accident occurred on 17 July 2022 on the N11 highway outside Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.


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