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South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Condoles With British Royal Family – South African News Briefs, September 9, 2022

Cape Town —  

Update as at 16h30 SAST

President Ramaphosa Condoles  With British Royal Family on Death of Queen Elizabeth II

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sympathised with members of the British royal family at the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96. The president said:  “Her Majesty was an extraordinary and world-renowned public figure who lived a remarkable life. Her life and legacy will be fondly remembered by many around the world. The Queen’s commitment and dedication during her 70 years on the throne remains a noble and virtuous example to the entire world”.

Eskom Ups Load Shedding to Stage 3 for Weekend

Power utility Eskom has announced that due to the loss of an additional 5 generating units today, Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 14:00 this afternoon until 05:00 on Monday morning September 12. Thereafter, for the week ahead, Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented continuously.

Fourth Suspect In Hillary Gardee Murder Appears In Court for First Time

Four men accused of killing Hillary Gardee, the daughter of former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) secretary-general, Godrich Gardee, appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrates Court in Mpumalanga today. Sipho Mkhatshwa, Philemon Lukhele, Albert Gama and Hlabirwa Rasie Nkuna face several charges for the May murder of the 28-year-old Gardee. It is the first time the four suspects appear together in the dock following the addition of Nkuna, who was arrested in August, Eye Witness News reports.

DA Calls On Govt to Step Up, Assist on Rising Food Prices

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said that South Africa was facing a food crisis and government should drop taxes on commonly used food items, like chicken and flour. This is among a list of solutions it says it has for President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. The party said that other governments around the world had responded swiftly, with bold relief packages and South Africa should follow suit, Eye Witness News reports.