LOCAL: The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said it was highly likely that President Jacob Zuma would commission an inquiry into National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office, following the release of the Farlam Report. Phiyega has until this Friday to respond to Zuma’s letter informing her that the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has suggested that her fitness be scrutinised. According to her office, she won’t be making her response public for now and Zuma could look into several options before making a decision. Gareth Newham of the ISS said an inquiry might not be necessary if Zuma feels that Phiyega’s counter-argument holds any water.
LOCAL: Police believe the tragic fire at 5FM DJ C-Live’s (real name Clive Shabalala) Bez Valley home could involve arson and have opened an inquest docket. The fire broke out on Monday morning, killing his 11-year-old son, Nadif. C-Live is being treated for smoke inhalation and burns at a Jo’burg hospital, which he sustained while trying to rescue his son. In an eNCA report, SAPS Spokesperson Warrant Officer Richard Munyai revealed that the investigation is ongoing.
BUSINESS: Events at Advtech’s AGM yesterday suggested that control issues at the private education group would not be over soon. Shareholders rejected Curro Holdings’ take-over bid, but the second-largest of them sought answers for this rejection. Parents and investors used the meeting to rally against the Curro take-over bid. According to a Business Day report, “at R34,20 per Curro share on Tuesday, the stock was valued at just under 200 times its last profit.”
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