Charges have been dropped against Pravin Gordhan, water shortages are gripping the country and Twitter are secretly messaging their Twitter crushes… here’s all you need to know today!

 

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5 things you need to know about South Africa today:

 

Why clearing Gordhan is good news for South Africa

The U-turn by the head of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Shaun Abrahams, dropping controversial fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, signals a turning point in the nation’s politics.

Water tankers to the rescue in Tshwane

Tankers were called in to deliver water to residents as taps ran dry in parts of Tshwane on Monday. The City of Tshwane initially blamed Rand Water for cutting supply by 15% “without any notification”.

Kaizer Chiefs star allegedly attacked neighbour

Police are investigating a case of assault against a Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana player after he allegedly attacked his neighbour.

It’s understood the soccer star, whose identity is known to Eyewitness News, and a group of his friends confronted the neighbour after he complained about the noise they were making on Sunday night.

A ‘political witch-hunt’ has cost the police ministry R17.2-million

The ministry of police has spent R17.2 million of taxpayer’s money in legal fees on a “political witch-hunt” targeting three senior Hawks officers and the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

For the first time, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko was forced to disclose the hefty sum he splurged on litigation in attempts to oust former national Hawks boss Anwa Dramat, former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen, former Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya and newly reinstated IPID head Robert McBride.

University students want to interdict Wits over exams‚ claim trauma‚ ‘superficial’ teaching

Students from the University of Witwatersrand with the assistance of the Socio-Economics Rights Institute (SERI) have applied for an interdict in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg to prevent the university from commencing with its end of year examinations this Thursday‚ asking for a postponement of at least two weeks.

 

Top 5 trending hashtags in the last 12 hours:

 

#ShaunAbrahams

Public are calling on Advocate Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public prosecution (NDPP), to resign in shame after failing to prosecute Pravhin Gordhan

#MeghanMarkle

Prince Harry rumoured to be dating Toronto-based actress Meghan Markle… social media reacted accordingly

#DesVanRooyen

Cooperative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen has filed another urgent application to halt the release of the state capture report.

#POWERperspective

The evening show on PowerFM was trending for all of its interesting topics… state capture, the new public protector & FeesMustFall protests

#DMyourTwitterCrush

Twitter was set alight with love as people were coaxed to ‘direct message’ their Twitter crush


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Sources: BBC | Sowetan Live | Times Live | Mail & Guardian |EWN

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