Vavi speaks out on Numsa-Cosatu battle:
Midday Report Host, Stephen Grootes on this story: Following statements from Cosatu that Zwelinzima Vavi wasn't in attendance at their press conference yesterday due to 'meeting with his lawyers', the general secretary has hit back with a letter contradicting the federation's leadership. Despite claims made by Cosatu President S'dumo Dlamini and Deputy General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali, Vavi's letter details how he cannot defend the decision to expel metalworkers union, Numsa. The letter also expresses Vavi's sentiments that the decision has the potential to destroy Cosatu.
Read Vavi's full letter here
ANC-comprising Nkandla ad-hoc committee exonerates Zuma:
EWN Parliamentary Correspondent Gaye Davis on this story: The Nkandla ad-hoc committee has officially absolved President Jacob Zuma of any wrongdoing in relation to the massive overspending during upgrades to his private home. In March, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released her Nkandla report and found that Zuma and his family unduly benefitted from the upgrades at his KwaZulu-Natal home.
EWN Correspondent Thando Kubheka on this story: The father of the late Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa has told Eyewitness News that although he's disappointed with the latest developments around his son's murder case, he's hopeful that police will find his killers. On Tuesday, all charges were withdrawn against Zanokuhle Mbatha after prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to put him on trial.
This article first appeared on 702 : Vavi speaks out, Zuma released on Nkandla, Meyiwa family disappointed