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Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 25 November 2021

Are you maintaining with the latest news tales and headlines in South Africa? We’ve received the news you really want to know on Thursday 25 November 2021.

Covid-19 infections are on the rise in South Africa, weeks forward of an anticipated fourth wave in December. A complete of 1275 new COVID-19 instances had been reported in South Africa on Wednesday.

The majority of the instances had been detected in essentially the most populous province of Gauteng, together with Johannesburg and Pretoria. On the vaccine entrance, over 24.8 million jabs have been administered within the nation to date.

On the political entrance, the destiny of eThekwini was selected Wednesday. This comes after a gruelling battle between the ANC and the DA. Mxolisi Kaunda was elected because the metro’s mayor, capping a breathless victory for the ANC.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa mentioned the election outcomes had been “a big setback” for the get together. He mentioned his get together will return to the drafting board forward of the subsequent elections.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Thursday 25 November

‘Back to the drawing board’ – Ramaphosa reacts to ANC’s dramatic defeats

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, absolutely conscious of the darkish arts which rejected his get together, has insisted that the outcomes have to be revered – and he introduced it was time for the 109-year-old organisation to ‘go back to the drawing board’.

“What is unfolding is how democracy works. This is the footsteps, if you like, of democracy and we’ve seen it play out throughout the country. We are a party that learns very quickly and we are going to go back to the drawing board. This for us is a big setback, and we’re going to reflect on all these setbacks.” 

“As the president of the governing party, it is disappointing for the ANC, but we should accept the clear message of our people on the ANC. We’ve taken heed and listened and this for us is a big setback, but it is also a big lesson.”

Cyril Ramaphosa

COVID-19: SA information greater than 1200 instances, 80 % are in Gauteng

South Africa recorded greater than 1200 new COVID-19 instances on Wednesday, 24 September, in keeping with the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). The 35 390 exams performed over the previous 24 hours symbolize a positivity rate of three,6 %.

The 1275 new COVID-19 instances detected in South Africa on Wednesday deliver the whole variety of energetic instances within the nation to twenty 610. Unfortunately, 22 extra individuals died of COVID-19-related issues, in keeping with the NICD, bringing the loss of life toll to 89 657.

There had been 53 individuals admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 therapy throughout the latest testing cycle. The 258 non-public and 408 public hospitals reporting to the NICD now have 2106 sufferers admitted.

eThekwini outcomes confirmed: ANC win! Kaunda snatches dramatic victory

After a topsy-turvy few days, fraught with stress and excessive feelings, we lastly have a winner in eThekwini: Mxolisi Kaunda has been elected because the metro’s mayor, capping a breathless victory for the ANC.

Kaunda defeated the DA’s Nicole Graham by 113 votes to 104 votes. There had been two spoiled votes.

Well, the place can we even start to summarise how we received thus far? The IFP’s choice to dump the ANC after agreeing to a coalition pact with them final week set the tone for the ruling get together’s disastrous week. Despite taking NMB on Monday morning, they lost management of each Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni to the DA earlier than the shut of business.

Prayer session deliberate for Len Cloete, who continues to be preventing for his life

A public prayer session is deliberate for Len Cloete, who continues to be preventing for his life after he was shot within the head by a police officer at a lodge in Muldersdrift. 

Len was shot within the head by a police officer in entrance of his spouse and pals earlier this month continues to be preventing for his life in hospital. 

In a video of the incident that has since gone viral on social media, Len is seen shouting on the police. He takes a firearm out of the mattress drawer and cocks it whereas swinging it round in entrance of the cops.

Len then disarms a police officer. Another police officer on the scene fires a single shot and hits Cloete within the head. He falls to the bottom.

During a latest radio interview, his spouse, Chantal, mentioned he was on life assist and that medical doctors would slowly begin bringing him out of sedation to evaluate the injury to his brain. 

The bullet stays lodged in his head. 

The prayer session shall be held on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:30 on the Pretoria High School Old Boys’ Club in Pretoria. 

“Please join us to pray for Len Cloete, Father, and Husband, and awesome friend to many.

“All Believers stand together and pray for Len Cloete. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours,” the invite learn.

Racist SA TikTok person Henrico Barnard not arrested but – in hospital

The racist SA TikTok person Henrico Barnard who immediately gained fame along with his disgusting racial slur movies final week has not been arrested but as he’s presently in hospital. 

Limpopo police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo couldn’t clarify why Barnard was in hospital however says the fees nonetheless stand.

He mentioned police within the Waterberg district have open costs of intimidation, crimen injuria, and incitement to commit crime after the video went viral on social media. 

(*25*)SA journalist in scorching water – after getting elected as an ActionSA councillor

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) slammed freelance journalist Edwin Ntshidi after he was elected as a PR councillor of ActionSA within the City of Johannesburg on Monday, 22 November. The journalist in question coated the 2021 municipal elections for one of many nation’s largest news manufacturers.

Ntshidi worked the elections for Eyewitness News (EWN). His final article, titled ‘Political parties set to meet to hammer out coalition deals for Gauteng metros’, was revealed 9 days in the past.

EWN editor-in-chief Mahlatse Mahlase told News24 that Ntshidi served his notice on 7 November and that the publication – which has a major attain on-line and on the nation’s radio waves – had no concept concerning the journalists’ political ambitions.

SANEF mentioned it’s completely satisfied that the journalist is not a reporter and that his affiliation with EWN is over. However, the discussion board is concerned with his conduct and that he agreed to be an ActionSA candidate, whereas he was reporting on the elections and the selfsame get together he now represents.

Power and bread to the individuals! ‘Cabbage Bandit’ wins pavement veg battle

Earlier this year, Joe Nkuna aka ” The Cabbage Bandit” went viral due to a run-in with South African police. This was as a result of he had been rising cabbage and different greens on the pavement outdoors his Pretoria house. He was initially instructed that he was violating pavement by-laws and discovered himself headed to court docket.

And now the case has been thrown out.

Most South Africans who had been following Joe Nkuna’s story sided with him after listening to how he received into hassle for planting veggies for the poor outdoors his house.

Many individuals discover it outrageous that flowers and grass are welcome outdoors yards however greens should not. Joe was subsequently fined R1500 for violating some pavement bylaws however determined to take the matter to court docket.

This resulted in nationwide outrage.

And now the well-known Cabbage Bandit has headed on-line to replace his supporters that the case has been thrown out of court docket!

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