Things that happened this week

This week saw us listening to MPs debating about the state of our nation in Parliament, with some apologising for calling each other insects. We also sympathise with families that lost their loved ones. This is what moved South Africans this week.

Local News

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CCTV footage of a woman being hijacked outside her friend’s home in Kloof, near Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, surfaced this week.

In the video, dated February 11, 2015, the woman is seen pulling up to her friend’s gate and waiting to be let in. She then gets out of the car and walks towards the gate, where she is approached by an unknown man. The man is seen taking the woman’s phone and car keys before entering the vehicle and driving off.

Watch video here: VIDEO: KZN woman hijacked in driveway
NationalNews

FILE PICTURE: Mmusi Maimane arrives with his wife Natelie before the State of the Nation Address, 17 June 2014, at the Parliament Building in Cape Town. Picture: Alaister Russell

FILE PICTURE: Mmusi Maimane arrives with his wife Natelie before the State of the Nation Address, 17 June 2014, at the Parliament Building in Cape Town. Picture: Alaister Russell

DA MP Mmusi Maimane called President Jacob Zuma “a broken man residing in a broken society” at the parliamentary debate of the State of the Nation address on Tuesday, during which The Citizen shared a live feed.
Watch Video here: Live feed of SONA 2015 debates

Africa news

Grenade. Image courtesy Stock.xchng

Grenade. Image courtesy Stock.xchng

At least 25 people were killed and 30 wounded on Friday in a triple bombing in an eastern Libyan town close to the jihadist stronghold of Derna.

Read more: At least 25 dead in triple bombing in east Libya: medics

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Two cyclones were roaring towards Australia on Thursday, and residents responded with a scramble for shelter as one of the tempests, with warnings of their “very destructive core”, rapidly picked up intensity.

Read more: Two cyclones roar towards Australia

Sport

Chelsea

Chelsea suspended three people from the club’s Stamford Bridge Stadium on Thursday after a racist incident on the Paris Metro, while investigations by the Premier League team are under way.

Read more: Chelsea to ban three people over Paris racism

Lifestyle

Graeme Smith and Morgan Deane. Picture: Instagram

Graeme Smith and Morgan Deane. Picture: Instagram

The former captain of the South African national cricket team, the Proteas, is splitting from his wife of four years. Graeme Smith and Morgan Deane married in 2011 and have two children together, Cadence Christine and Carter McMorrin.

Read more: Graeme Smith and Morgan Deane set to divorce

Pic of the week

Photographers take pictures during fireworks over Victoria Harbour celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong February 20, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year began on February 19 and marks the start of the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram) . REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)

Photographers take pictures during fireworks over Victoria Harbour celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong February 20, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year began on February 19 and marks the start of the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram) . REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA – Tags: SOCIETY)



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