Thursday, 15 February 2018

JACOB ZUMA RESIGNS AS SA PRESIDENT

South African President Jacob Zuma has resigned after a lengthy battle with opposition parties and members of the ANC. The country woke up to the news of his resignation on 15 February after a long defiance campaign that reflected his eagerness to remain in power. 
The ruling party's parliamentary caucus stated at a media briefing that they couldn't wait any longer to unseat Zuma. The president had inspired a motion of no confidence to be ruled against him following a series of allegations. 
His fitness as president came into question when the #GuptaLeaks surfaced in the media and implicated him in corruption. The leaked files had alleged evidence that the Gupta family was the primary financier of the ANC and pulled strings behind the scenes. 
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is now the acting president until parliament elects the new the candidate later on in the day.

Friday, 9 February 2018

EDENVALE PASTOR SHOT AND KILLED

Destiny Midwifes Christian Church Pastor Paul Kamba was shot and killed in his office, at the church, on February 4th. 
3 suspects entered the building and confronted the pastor before shooting him fatally. Kamba died later in hospital and the motive for the shooting is still unknown. 
Police urge anyone with information to come forward and be of assistance.

DMX ARRESTED... AGAIN

Legendary rapper DMX has had legal troubles prior to his successful music career but even in the midst of success X remains a troubled man. DMX was arrested after a video, depicting him drinking at a bar in St. Louie, surfaced on social media. The rapper was on parole and his conditions required him to refrain from drugs as well as alcohol pertaining to his pending case. 

DMX is on trial for tax evasion and owes the state $1.7 million for taxes not returned between 2002 and 2005. The rapper allegedly lived only on cash and didn't maintain a bank account or file required returns to the IRS. 
DMX is not new to prison as he has been previously arrested for animal cruelty, drug possession and impersonation of a police officer. He is set to be sentenced on 29 March. 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

DEATH ROW INMATE EXECUTED

A Texas inmate on death row has been executed by lethal injection after being imprisoned for the murder of his two daughters. John Battaglia shot and killed both his daughters, Faith and Liberty, in retaliation to his wife, Mary Jean Pearle, wanting his parole revoked.
Battaglia was on parole, at the time, for domestic violence after assaulting his wife on Christmas Day in 1999. Battaglia was then put on a 2 year probation and was restricted from contacting Pearle apart from visiting his children.
On 2 May 2001 Pearle left the kids with Battaglia, for a planned dinner, but the latter took the girls to his apartment instead. He then made a phone call to Pearle and shot both his daughters while she listened on the other end.
The children could be heard screaming and pleading for their father to stop what he was doing. On 30 April 2002 Battaglia was sentenced to death but his case would drag on for another 16 years before the court finally executed him on February 1 2018.



Friday, 26 January 2018

DEE.AM ON METRO RHYTHM

Metro Rhythm's finest! Our very own Dee.Am dabbles in rap music while playing an integral role at the station by being the producer. He also co-hosts 'The Element' with Thandi Siziling every Tuesday between 12 and 3pm. He is currently working on new material as well as Rhythmic jingles for Metro. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @Original_deeam and Dee.Am South Africa on Facebook. Tune in to the station to hear more of his music and soothing flows. This clip is a teaser from the lyrical genius himself.
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Thursday, 25 January 2018

WINNIE MADIKIZELA-MANDELA HOSPITALISED

ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has been admitted at Milpark Hospital following a minor health scare. The struggle stalwart complained about leg pains and loss of appetite before being admitted to the hospital.
Her family has since released a statement describing her enthusiasm and recovery. She is expected to spend at least a week in the care of doctors.
Winnie last set foot in a hospital in October 2017 for a knee surgery.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

OVERVAAL HOERSKOOL ACCUSED OF DISCRIMINATION

A high school in Vereeniging has become the centre of attention after going to court with the Gauteng department of Education. Overvaal Hoerskool took the Department of Education to court after MEC Panyaza Lesufi made an attempt to get 55 learners admitted to the school. The school complained about reaching its capacity and could therefore not admit the remaining learners.

Lesufi, however, alleged that preference was taken for Afrikaans-speaking learners over English-speaking learners. This caused a huge outcry from the public who viewed it as discrimination against black pupils.

On 16 January 2018 the court ruled in favour of the high school with Panyaza Lesufi vowing to appeal the matter at the High Court.