Lagos collapse body repatriation, Moody's downgrade, Nkandla - Today's Big 3

Bringing back South Africa's deceased from Lagos:

An inter-ministerial delegation led by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe is in Lagos, Nigeria to hold meetings with government officials to find out exactly when the bodies of South African citizens killed in the Lagos building collapse will be repatriated. Inter-ministerial spokesperson, Phumla Williams: "The essence of the visit is to try and fast track the process because we don't have answers to give to South Africans about what's delaying the process. We've been coming quite regularly (to Lagos) to ensure we are ready for the process (of repatriation). The packaging of the bodies is a job on its own."

Follow this story with @ewnreporter's Shamiela Fisher.

The inevitable Moody's downgrade:

The investment grade credit rating from Baa1 down to Baa2 by Moody’s Ratings Agency happens while the outlook for South Africa has been adjusted to stable from negative.

Read here for reasons behind the downgrade.

Follow Bruce Whitfield for more on this on The Money Show.

Zuma cleared over Nkandla upgrades:

An opposition party-free Nkandla ad-hoc committee in Parliament has found that President Jacob Zuma didn't unduly benefit from upgrades to his private home, nor fail in his Constitutional duty to protect the public purse.

The committee as it stands looks set to exonerate the president over the matter.

Read more on this story here.

Follow EWN Parliamentary Correspondent, Gaye Davis for updates on this.

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