Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 14 August

Here’s a look at the latest news in South Africa and all the major headlines dominating the press on Wednesday 14 August.

The National Health Insurance bill is the hot-button issue of the week, and plenty of high-profile cases are returning to court later today. We’ve also got the latest in sport, weather and traffic.

Today’s latest news in South Africa, Wednesday 14 August

The NHI fallout

National Health Insurance (NHI) has become the most contentious topic in the national discourse this month. The ANC’s plan to roll-out universal healthcare for all has been met with stinging opposition. The DA have revealed a four-point plan to have the legislation removed from consideration.

Thoriso Themane’s killers return to court

Two adults and nine schoolboys accused of killing musician Thoriso Themane are expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court. Themane was attacked and killed in February. The attack was filmed on camera and went viral on social media.

Brian Molefe: Can’t pay, assets will be taken away

The next time the disgraced former Eskom chief opens a door, he could be staring at a bailiff. Solidarity have been granted the right to have his assets seized in order to pay off the debt owed to the. It’s understood Molefe will have goods up to the value of R708 112 confiscated and sold at auction in order to cover the legal fees.

Zandile Gumede future sealed… sort of

The now-former Mayor of eThekwini has been booted out of office by the KZN PEC, after weeks of deliberation. Gumede will also return to court in January to contend charges of fraud and corruption, but the ANC aren’t completely washing their hands of her: It’s understood she’ll be redeployed somewhere in Luthuli House.

Timothy Omotoso trial resumes

The trial of charismatic Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso and his co-accused is expected to continue in the Port Elizabeth High. The 58-year-old televangelist allegedly trafficked more than 30 girls and women from various branches of his church to a house in KwaZulu-Natal.

Much a dog-poo about nothing

A woman who allegedly forced her boyfriend’s mistress to eat dog faeces is expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court for judgment in her bail application. The incident, caught on video, went viral. The woman is charged with kidnapping, crimen injuria and assault with grievous bodily harm. 

A busy day in the Johannesburg courts

The infamous Krugersdorp Killers await their fate during a sentencing hearing, whereas the case against convicted Serbian drug dealer Radovan Krejcir and four others accused of killing Lebanese national Sam Issa, is expected to continue in the Johannesburg High Court

Proteas announce squad for India tour

Cricket South Africa (CSA) named three debutants in both the Proteas’ Test match and T20 International squads for their tour of India in September  For the five-day squad, fast bowler Anrich Nortje and wicketkeeper Rudi Seconds have been called up from the Warriors, and they are joined by spin bowling all-rounder from the Dolphins Senuran Muthusamy.

The three newcomers to the T20I squad are Nortje again, Temba Bavuma – who believe it or not has never played a T20 game for South Africa – and Bjorn Fortuin. You can see the full squad for yourselves here.

Coming up in the PSL

We’ve got three Premier Soccer League games on the cards tonight. Meanwhile, Cape Town City will play their next home game – an MTN8 Cup match against Polokwane City – at Newlands Stadium on Saturday. It’ll be the first time they’ve played at the iconic venue, as the pitch at the Cape Town Stadium still isn’t fully prepared.

Wednesday’s 19:30 kick-offs:

Latest weather forecast, Wednesday 14 August

For a report on the latest weather conditions, view our daily forecast, here.

Live traffic updates for Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban

Stay up to date with the latest developments on South Africa’s roads, by viewing our live traffic report, here.

Horoscope today

Free daily horoscope, celeb gossip and lucky numbers for Wednesday 14 August.


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