St Francis Today
News from St Francis,
South Africa and around the world
Thursday 11th October
Local (Kouga, PE, Eastern Cape & South Coast) + Blog
Our Communities need to be safe -The residents of Ward 5 in Humansdorp made it clear at the IDP meeting last night that they feel unsafe on their streets and in their homes.
Hawks raid Nelson Mandela Bay municipality – Newly appointed mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Mongameli Bobani, received an unexpected visit to his office from the Hawks this week
Port Elizabeth home owner shoots alleged robber dead – A Port Elizabeth home owner shot and killed a suspected robber who was allegedly trying to break into his Bethelsdorp home during the early hours of Wednesday
National (South Africa & Africa) News
The Shivambu Brothers and the Great VBS Heist – The EFF and its Deputy President Floyd Shivambu have benefited financially from the VBS Mutual Bank scandal, sources claim.
Heads must roll over ‘alarming’ VBS Mutual Bank report – ANC – The ANC has welcomed a final investigation report into large-scale fraud at VBS Mutual Bank, saying heads must roll where there was any wrongdoing.
#TimothyOmotoso: Court hears victim’s account of sex abuse, fear and threats – Cheryl Zondi, 22, on Wednesday laid bare the details of the horrific sexual abuse she suffered as a teenager allegedly at the hands of Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso
The mystery of the student trying to leave South Africa with R9m – It remains to be seen whether the 22-year-old student caught trying to leave South Africa with over R9 million in US dollars will reveal where she got the funds from.
WATCH: Pedestrian mowed down by taxi driving in the wrong lane – A taxi driving on the wrong side of the road knocked over a pedestrian in morning traffic in Sharonlea, Johannesburg
WATCH | Robbers get their slice as gun-wielding duo rob pizza joint – Customers who popped into a Johannesburg pizza shop to grab a bite found their dinner interrupted when a pair of gun-wielding criminals entered the premises.
Hogan, Gordhan state capture testimony moved to November – Lawyers for the State Capture commission applied for the postponement of testimony by former Public Enterprises Minister, Barbara Hogan
Business, Money & Economy
New York’s key stock indices dropped sharply on Wednesday as a cocktail of anxieties weighed on market sentiment.
Hurricane Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US – The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs.
Cape Town Surfriders win Freedom Cup at SA Junior Surfing Championships in Jeffreys Bay – The 2018 Sea Harvest SA Junior Surfing Championships ended at Lower Point in Jeffreys Bay with the Cape Town Surfriders team successfully defending the coveted Freedom Cup
Referees confirmed for Springboks’ November Tests – Australian referee Angus Gardner will take charge of the Springboks’ opening Test of the Rugby Championship, against England at Twickenham on November 3.
Gaming rages on in SA – The rAge gaming expo last weekend pointed the way to a booming computer games industry in the country.