Neo Thale
Night digital supervisor
2 minute read
15 Apr 2021
4:45 am

Daily news update: New SANDF chief, Zuma snubs ConCourt, Bernie Madoff dies

Neo Thale

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Gloria Bongekile Ngema and Jacob Zuma. Picture: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

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Mbilwi bullying: Lufuno’s mother found her lying unconscious

Lufuno Mavhunga

Lufuno Mavhunga. Picture: Facebook

The Mbilwi Secondary School pupil who reportedly committed suicide following her assault outside the school premises was found lying unconscious by her mother on Monday, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

ANC has been ‘unstable’ since Zuma stepped down, Zondo hears

Gwede Mantashe

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe. Picture: Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu

Appearing at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture on Wednesday, Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said the ANC had undergone a period of instability since former president Jacob Zuma stepped down.

Ramaphosa announces new SANDF chief

Lieutenant-General Rudzani Maphwanya. Picture: YouTube

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has a new chief.

Zuma misses ConCourt deadline to pick his contempt punishment

Mogoeng Mogoeng Jacob Zuma inauguration

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and former president Jacob Zuma ahead of his inauguration ceremony in his final term at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 24 May 2014. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko/AFP

Former president Jacob Zuma has missed the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) deadline to make representations to the apex court outlining how he wants to be censured should he be found guilty of contempt of court.

Famed Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Bernie Madoff

Bernard Madoff arrives at Manhattan Federal Court on 12 March 2009 in New York City. Picture: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images/AFP

New York – Bernie Madoff, the mastermind behind the worst financial scam in history, has died in prison at age 82, US media reported Tuesday.

What’s next for Zuma’s wives?

Zuma's wife Gloria Bongekile Ngema

Gloria Bongekile Ngema and Jacob Zuma. Picture: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Former president Jacob Zuma is a public figure who has been closely scrutinised for the past two decades and it’s not just his political life that grabs the headlines, but his private life too.