Today's Big Stories

Live TV mugging, Alexandra reacts to Flabba killing, the Opposition+power crisis

SABC anchor mugged during live crossing

EWN's Tara Meaney on this story: dramatic footage has gone viral of a South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) contributing editor being mugged in full view of the cameras. Vuyo Mvoko was mugged while reporting live outside the Milpark Hospital on Tuesday evening. In the footage, the culprits appear oblivious to the fact that they were being filmed despite standing directly in the crew’s spotlight. In the video, Mvoko can be heard saying “we’re being mugged”.

[WATCH] SABC's Vuyo Mvoko mugged during a live crossing.

Alexandra outrage over Flabba killing

Manqele pictured with Habedi. C**redit: Flabba's Instagram @keflabba **

EWN's Govan Whittles on this story: residents in Alexandra voiced their outrage at the murder of hip hop star Nkululeko 'Flabba' Habedi, protesting at the first appearance of his alleged killer and mobbing one of her relatives outside court. The woman accused of his murder, Sindisiwe Manqele appeared briefly in the Alexandra Magistrates Court on Tuesday. She is accused of stabbing the star to death at his home in Alexandra on Sunday night. A group of angry residents chanted “no bail” as a relative of the accused left the court building. Some of the protesters live in the same street as Habedi and said they arrived at court to demand justice: “Somebody who kills doesn’t deserve bail. She must rot in jail. She must learn a lesson.” Manqele is expected to apply for bail next week and protesters have threatened to return to court then.

[WATCH] Footage of the outrage outside the Alexandra Magistrates Court. Credit: Vumani Mkhize

Opposition MPs slam govt 5-Pt Power Plan

EWN's Gaye Davis and Siyabonga Sesant on this story: opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday said government's five-point plan to deal with the energy crunch offered little to allay the fears of South Africans. They were responding to a briefing in Parliament by the Department of Energy. MPs expressed concern that neither Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, nor her deputy Thembisile Majola were present. With the minister and her director-general away in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it was up to Deputy Director-General Ompi Aphane to brief on plans to ease the electricity crisis. But MPs weren’t happy. The Inkatha Freedom Party’s Essie Esterhuizen said, “This is really not a presentation that was done yesterday, these figures are outdated.” The Democratic Alliance’s Gordon Mackay said, “This is supposed to be a five-point plan. No wonder South Africans are rightly worried.”

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