Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

MEC Ismail Vadi conducts site inspection of collapsed N3 pedestrian bridge

Vadi conducts site inspection of collapsed N3 pedestrian bridgeGauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, conducted a site inspection of the collapsed pedestrian bridge on the N3 this morning.MEC confirmed that the freeway between the Geldenhuys...

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa pays courtesy call to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, 11 Aug

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Friday 11 August 2017, pay a courtesy call on Her Excellency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia. The courtesy call forms part of the State Visit to South Africa by President Johns...

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON SOUTH AFRICAN DEPUTY MINISTER TO ANSWER CHARGES IN COURT FOR ALLEGED ASSUALT

JOHANNESBUR, South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana has been given notice to appear in court this week to answer charges of assault against him, says Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.Manana is alleged to have assaulted two women...

Minister commends swift response to bridge collapse

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has welcomed the immediate commencement of the forensic investigation to determine the cause of the collapse of the N3 pedestrian bridge.The pedestrian bridge collapsed on Wednesday, resulting in the full closure of t...

Officials: Rwandan Refugee in Uganda Kidnapped in Capital

KAMPALA, UGANDA � Ugandan officials say a Rwandan refugee has been kidnapped by unknown people in the capital, Kampala.

Apollo Kazungu, a government commissioner in charge of refugees, says Rene Rutagungira was known to refugee officials before the incident this week.

Ugandan police and U.N. officials did not immediately comment.

Over the years, some Rwandan exiles and refugees in Uganda have complained about the risk of abduction by Rwandan agents.

Douglas Asiimwe, a refugee officer, says it is not possible to give bodyguards to Rwandan refugees despite the threats.

Source: Voice of America