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Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 14 February 2022



A lot can change overnight, but we’ll keep you in the know with the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Monday, 14 February 2022.

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It’s not certain whether the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) will call President Cyril Ramaphosa to appear and explain utterances attributed to him in leaked audio.

Ramaphosa confirmed on Friday, 11 February 2022, that he submitted his response to SCOPA.

“I signed the letter, I don’t know where it is now. It is somewhere in the pipeline. These things take time to happen because they are in the pipeline,” he said.

On Sunday, social media was abuzz after Wenzile Madonsela, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s daughter, accused her of being a toxic mom. 

Wenzile took to Twitter to respond to her mom’s tweet about how self-doubt causes people to rely on external validation. The author and activist accused her own mother of sub-tweeting her. 

How do you point a gun at a three-year-old child and pull the trigger? The community of Grabouw is still in shock after a father and his three-year-old son were BRUTALLY gunned down in their vehicle.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Monday 14 February

Leaked Audio: Will President Ramaphosa be summoned by SCOPA?

It’s not certain whether the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) will call President Cyril Ramaphosa to appear and explain utterances attributed to him in leaked audio.

Ramaphosa confirmed on Friday, 11 February 2022, having submitted his response to SCOPA.

“I signed the letter, I don’t know where it is now. It is somewhere in the pipeline. These things take time to happen because they are in the pipeline,” he said.

How we got here: Suspended ANC MP Mervin Dirks had written to SCOPA, requesting that Ramaphosa be investigated, in light of what he says in the recording. It was then decided that the president would be asked to give his side of the story. In the clip, first obtained by Daily News, Ramaphosa seemingly admits to knowing about public funds being used for the ANC’s leadership campaigns and can be heard saying he would rather fall on his sword over donations to his 2017 campaign for the ANC presidency – than have the public find out about the former. When SCOPA met in January, it wrote to Ramaphosa, asking him to give a written response to questions posed to him, pertaining to the scandal.

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‘Stop it, it’s toxic’: Daughter drags her mom, Thuli Madonsela on Twitter

Social media has been abuzz after Wenzile Madonsela, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s daughter accused her of being a toxic mom. 

Wenzile took to Twitter to respond to her mom’s tweet about how self-doubt causes people to rely on external validation. The author and activist accused her own mother of sub-tweeting her. 

Madonsela’s dirty laundry is now out in public but what exactly led to the feud between the two?

“The sad thing about self-doubt is that it makes you a prisoner of external validation and, much worse, whenever people engage you, your mind is inexorably searching for words to confirm that they don’t consider you worthy,” Thuli Madonsela tweeted on Sunday. 

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Father and 3-year-old son brutally gunned down in their car

How do you point a gun at a three-year-old child and pull the trigger? The community of Grabouw is still in shock after a father and his three-year-old son were BRUTALLY gunned down in their vehicle.

Solomzi Ntwana, better known as Solly, and his little boy were shot by an unknown man.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Andrè Traut, no arrests have been made since the fatal shooting that took place on Tuesday evening.

“The circumstances surrounding a double murder are under investigation following an incident on Tuesday night at around 21:50 in Charmaine Street Grabouw,” Traut said.

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‘Racially motivated’ fight at Randfontein school prompts Lesufi visit

Gauteng’s Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is expected to pay a visit to Hoërskool Jan Viljoen in Randfontein, Johannesburg, in the wake of a violent fight between pupils at the school. There have been concerns over South Africans schools growing increasingly violent, something which Lesufi has said needs to be addressed urgently.

Another worrying part of the story is the speculation that the fight between was racially motivated. The physical altercation is believed to have taken place on Friday, 11 February 2022 and was between both black and white students. When Panyaza Lesufi visits the Randtein school, he will get more clarity on what the actual circumstances are behind the fight and find out from the school itself whether it has taken any steps against any of the learners involved.

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Speeding VW Polo driver kills Ekurhuleni metro cop and flees scene

An Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) officer has succumbed to injuries after being hit by a speeding vehicle on Sunday morning.

The driver of the VW Polo fled the scene of the accident and was pursued by fellow officers and apprehended in Johannesburg. 

The City of Ekurhuleni said while executing law enforcement duties on the R24/N3 split at Gillooly’s interchange, the Freeway Unit officer was run over when attempting to stop a vehicle in the left lane.

“The driver was arrested, detained at Bedfordview police station and charged with culpable homicide, fleeing the scene of an accident and reckless and negligent driving.”

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