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Nhleko on Nkandla, how US govt unsettled Fifa, Cedar Primary getting fencing

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'It was completely impartial' - Nhleko on reviewing Nkandla report

Heard on 702's John Robbie Show: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's exnoration for President Jacob Zuma to bear any responsibility to pay for any part of the more than R200 million upgrade to his Nkandla home has been met with harsh critism from many fronts. Despite this, Minister Nhleko says his review of the Public Protector's Nkandla report was completely impartial:

It was completely impartial and fair and the principal was of getting to the truth behind the report released by the Public Protector around the security features. It's absolutely not difficult to be objective because in South Africa, we are guided by policy and law in all we do.

How did the US government unsettle Fifa?

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Heard on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: as the Fifa Congress continues in Zurich, Switzerland, much of the attention in world football is on the corruption scandal that has unfolded in the organisation. On Wednesday, US authorities accused two South African officials of bribing former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner, with $ 10 million to secure votes for South Africa to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup. How would authorities go about in following the trail of money Fifa’s Vice-President allegedly received from South African officials? ENSafrica Forensics Director, Stephen Powell unpacks possible procedures:

What will have happened preceding the arrests is the American government would have worked with authorities in multiple jurisdictions, via mutual legal assistance, using the anti-money laundering laws, they would have followed money trails, they will have interviewed witnesses and would have probably given immunity against prosecution to some co-conspirators and they would have a whole body of evidence before they go public. It probably goes back a very long time and the likely trigger to all this was probably the unsuccessful bid by the US for the World Cup 2022, which was awarded to Qatar.

Fencing and repairs set at R3,4 mil. for gang-harrassed Cedar Primary

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Heard on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: following a conversation with Cedar Primary School principal Carlin Symonds around how their Grade R's are often harrassed by local gangs in the Cape Flats, Western Cape Education Department's Communications Director, Paddy Attwell says they are addressing issues around easy access to the school:

The school has been seriously damaged by vandals and we are currently busy with repairs in the school to the tune of R3,4 million, so that is substantial. We are installing a new kind of fencing made of tempered steel.

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