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30 Dec 2020
4:30 am

Daily news update: Twitter slams DA leader, Zondo vs Zuma at ConCourt, Proteas crush Sri Lanka

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Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Twitter: @HlaleleKelello

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Twitter has had it with John Steenhuisen

DA leader John Steenhuisen. Picture: Veli Nhlapo

John Steenhuisen has weighed in on the latest developments around Covid-19 regulations as set out by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night.

The latest “family meeting” held on 28 December 2020 saw the president move the country to an adjusted Level 3 lockdown which includes closed beaches, limited numbers in restaurants and an alcohol ban for at least 15 days.

ConCourt hears how Zondo has ‘bent over backwards’ to accommodate Zuma

Former president Jacob Zuma before his application to have State Capture Commission chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, recuse himself on 17 November 2020. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture submitted to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Tuesday that its chair, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, had “bent over backwards” to accommodate former president Jacob Zuma for him to testify at the inquiry, and that Zuma’s response had been that of “belligerence”, “defiance” and “contempt”.

ALSO READ: Zuma must pay for ConCourt subpoena case, Zondo commission contends

The secretary of the commission, Itumeleng Mosala, filed an urgent application with the court for it to compel Zuma to comply with a summons against him that he testify at the inquiry next year.

‘Monster-sized’ black mamba rescued in KZN

Famed snake catcher Sarel van der Merwe. Picture: Supplied.

Snake catcher Sarel van der Merwe has had a busy December so far.

So far he has caught 27 green mambas, two black mambas, a Mozambique spitting cobra, one python, and a few other reptiles.

Proteas crush Sri Lanka to take series lead

SA v Sri Lanka

Lutho Sipamla celebrates a wicket on the fourth day of the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka. Picture: Gallo Images

South Africa had a 1-0 series lead safely tucked away in their property as they completed an innings-and-45-runs victory over Sri Lanka half-an-hour after lunch on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday.

With this being just a two-match series, it means the Proteas are assured of not losing their fourth successive Test series.

Italian-born French fashion pioneer Pierre Cardin dies aged 98

This file photo taken on 28 January 1967 shows French designer Pierre Cardin presenting to the press fashion models wearing wedding dresses after the Autumn-Winter collection show in Paris. Picture: AFP

Paris – French designer Pierre Cardin, who shook up the fashion world with his visionary creations but also turned his name into a money-spinning global brand, died Tuesday aged 98.

Cardin won renown in postwar Europe with his futurist designs that looked like they had arrived from another planet, but he also used his business acumen to create the first truly global fashion empire.

You could lose access to WhatsApp on Friday

If you use an iPhone 4, Motorola Droid Razr or Samsung Galaxy 2, you will not be able to update to newer software. Picture: Getty Images North America/AFP/File/Justin Sullivan

Unfortunately, some people with older phones will not be able to use their WhatsApp from Friday, 1 January. Some will be able to update their phones’ software, but others will simply have to buy a new phone if they want to continue using the service.

If you have do not have iOS 9 software or above on your iPhone or Android 4.0.3 software or above on your Android device, you could lose access to WhatsApp or some of its features.

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