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South Africa: MPs Want Probe Into Mpofu Threat at Public Protector Hearings – South African News Briefs, September 14, 2022


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Update as at 16h50 SAST

MPs Want Probe Into Mpofu Threat to Chairperson at Public Protector Hearings

Members of parliament are calling for an investigation into Advocate Dali Mpofu’s threats to parliamentary committee chairperson Richard Dyantyi, for not allowing a postponement of the suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkwebane’s hearings, Eye Witness News reports. The Section 194 Enquiry, an ad hoc committee of the national assembly, was established on April 7, 2021 to determine if there are grounds for the removal of Mkhwebane as Public Protector. Mpofu threatened Dyantyi, saying “you will pay one day”, after he refused to postpone the hearings by a week.

Eskom Extends Load Shedding Stage 4 

Eskom is extending Stage 4 load shedding to Thursday and Friday, with a possibility of lower stages of load shedding from Saturday morning.

Jagersfontein Residents Turn to Govt for Help After Mine’s Dam Wall Collapse

The victims of the Jagersfontein mining disaster said today that they were hopeful that the government would do good on its promise to rebuild their homes. On September 11, 2022 hundreds of residents in the small Free State town had their homes flooded when a slimes dam wall collapsed at a local mine, Eye Witness News reports.

Zimbabweans Not Targeted By Govt – Home Affairs Minister

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said that it was untrue that government was only targeting Zimbabwean nationals who were in the country illegally. Motsoaledi said it was because their special dispensation had long since expired. Next year, the Lesotho Special Permit dispensation will also expire, Eye Witness News reports. Motsoaledi said that Home Affairs was in the process of hiring 200 more immigration officers, as it ramps up its operations to root out illegal immigrants. Farms, factories and the trucking industry have been targeted for investigation. The minister called the hiring of illegal workers to work for low or no wages, “modern day slavery”.