Today's Big Stories

Load shedding risk high, Dramat not back at work, DA vs Zuma vs NPA

The load shed risk = high

EWN's Gia Nicolaides on this story: the risk of load shedding today and for the rest of the week remains high as Eskom battles to keep up with electricity demand. Several generators are out on maintenance and there have been technical faults which have further crippled supply. Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says they're trying to bring several generators back online: “Our technicians are working on other power stations to see if they can be brought online.” The parastatal implemented stage one load shedding from 4pm on Monday afternoon after a warning earlier in the day that there would be a 50 percent chance of rolling blackouts because the power system remained extremely constrained.

Dramat not on duty despite ruling

Midday Report Host, Stephen Grootes on this story: the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) says it's unfortunate that national Hawks boss Anwa Dramat has not decided to report for duty. The High Court in Pretoria last week upheld an earlier order declaring Dramat's suspension unlawful and invalid, clearing the way for his return to work. Judge Bill Prinsloo ruled that Dramat may return to work irrespective of any appeal against his ruling. The Police Ministry confirmed yesterday that Dramat is on leave by mutual agreement with Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko. Nhleko suspended Dramat in December for his alleged involvement in the illegal rendition of prisoners to Zimbabwe in 2010. The foundation then successfully challenged the move, paving the way for him to return to work.

DA bid to reinstate Zuma corruption charges to be opposed by NPA

Midday Report Host, Stephen Grootes on this story: the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has officially told the Democratic Alliance (DA) that it will oppose its bid to reinstate corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma. Last week, the DA said it placed its case against the NPA on the unopposed roll because the NPA hadn't properly filed its responding affidavits. It wanted a judge to review the decision to withdraw charges against Zuma just before the 2009 elections, after his financial advisor, Schabir Shaik, was found guilty of corruption. The NPA's Velekhaya Mgobhozi said, “The NPA intends to file its papers before the court deadline. This will mean that the case will have to be removed from an unopposed roll.”


This article first appeared on 702 : Load shedding risk high, Dramat not back at work, DA vs Zuma vs NPA


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