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Missing Muizenberg sisters located in Johannesburg.

Missing Muizenberg sisters located in Johannesburg.

Published Jul 2, 2022


10. FF Plus supports calls for parliamentary probe into Phala Phala farm

The Freedom Front Plus has come out in support for calls for the establishment of a parliamentary committee to look into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Farmgate”.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the media in Parliament about the break-in on his farm and the foreign currency found there. Picture: Phando Jikelo/ANA

9. ANC calls on South Africans to intensify economic transformation struggle

The ANC has called on all South Africans to intensify the struggle for fundamental economic transformation, spokesperson Pule Mabe said on Sunday.

ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe. Picture: Itumeleng English/ANA

8. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi clarifies roles of SANDF and BMA to safeguard the borders

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has clarified the role of the Border Management Agency’s guards to safeguard the borders, with the SANDF still protecting and safeguarding the country’s 4 773km borderline, including the maritime coastline.

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi conducts an operation at Beitbridge border post. Photo: Supplied

7. Ramaphosa ducks parliamentary questions on Phala Phala farm break-in

President Cyril Ramaphosa remained tight-lipped about the details of the theft of $4 million (R61 million at the time) on his Phala Phala farm in Limpopo, ducking several parliamentary questions on the matter.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa remains tight-lipped about the details of the massive theft that took place on his Phala Phala farm. Picture: Phando Jikelo/ANA

6. Search for missing Muizenberg sisters continues one month on

According to reports, the pair were alleged to have been seen in a white Honda, but CCTV footage showed it was not the Mubaiwa sisters who had got into the vehicle near Muizenberg’s library.

Vanessa Mubaiwa and Kimberley Mubaiwa went missing on May 27, 2022. Picture: Supplied

5. Enyobeni tavern tragedy: aunt shares grief at losing teen

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‘She promised me she would not be going anywhere, and even gave me a look that was convincing. Yet she went.’

Sinothando Mgangala

4. Enyobeni tavern survivors tell of horror story

Survivors of the Enyobeni tavern tragedy in which 21 young people died in mysterious circumstances in East London on Sunday have come forward, detailing the events that occurred hours before the bodies were discovered.

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An emotional prayer service was held for the families of 21 youngsters who died at the Enyobeni tavern in Scenery Park, East London. Investigations are ongoing into the cause of the deaths.

3. More woes for deadly Eastern Cape tavern owner

The double-storey Enyobeni tavern in East London, where 21 young people died under mysterious circumstances, was illegally constructed and its renovations never approved.

The municipality did not receive any land-use application, and no permit was granted for operating a tavern on the site, says Buffalo City Municipality spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya. Picture: Bheki Radebe/ANA

2. Mystery as 21 teenagers found dead in East London tavern

Police Minister Bheki Cele has declared war on liquor outlets that do not comply with the law following the shocking death of 21 teenagers at Enyobeni tavern in East London on Sunday.

1. Missing Muizenberg sisters located in Johannesburg

The frantic search for two missing Muizenberg sisters has ended after the girls were positively located in Johannesburg.

Cape Times