South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday, 21 May

Here is today’s latest news and headlines. Image: @PresidencyZA via X

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday, 21 May

In the latest news in South Africa on Tuesday, 21 May, the Constitutional Court said Zuma cannot hold a seat as a member of Parliament.

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday, 21 May

Here is today’s latest news and headlines. Image: @PresidencyZA via X

We’ve got the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Tuesday, 21 May.

The Constitutional Court has confirmed that Jacob Zuma cannot hold a seat as a member of Parliament until at least 2027.

Meanwhile, the search for the 11 missing fishermen offshore of Hout Bay in Cape Town has been called off. Thoughts are with the families of the men.

In other news, seven individuals, including an eight-year-old child, were fatally shot on Sunday morning in Willowvale, Eastern Cape.

The death toll in the devastating George building collapse in the Western Cape town has risen to 34 after another person died in hospital.

Lastly, the electoral body has, however, stated that Jacob Zuma’s name will be removed from the list of candidates nominated by the MK Party.


BREAKING: Jacob Zuma barred from returning to Parliament

Former president Jacob Zuma is ineligible to stand as a candidate in the upcoming 29 May 2024 general elections. And cannot occupy a seat in the National Assembly.

On Monday morning, the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) confirmed that due to Zuma’s contempt conviction in 2021 and his sentence of 15 months, he cannot return to Parliament. On the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party’s ticket.

George building collapse death toll rises to 34 after worker dies in hospital

The death toll in the devastating George building collapse has risen to 34 after another person died in hospital over the weekend.

The collapse occurred exactly two weeks ago at 75 Victoria Street.

Twenty-eight people survived the construction site collapse.

Two killed in horrific multi-vehicle accident on N12 

Paramedics reported that a horrific multi-vehicle accident on the N12 near Edenvale on Monday claimed the lives of two people.

According to a report by Bedfordview Edenvale News, the accident involves seven light motor vehicles and three trucks.

By midday on Monday, authorities temporarily closed all lanes on the N12 Westbound due to the severity of the accident.

Search for missing 11 fishermen off Cape Town called off

Forestry, Fisheries, and Environment Minister, Barbara Creecy, expressed her sadness at the news that authorities called off the search for 11 missing fishermen.

“I wish to extend my sincere condolences to the families of the 11 crew members who are now presumed deceased. 

“I understand that the families of the bereaved fishermen have been informed that the search has been called off. And that they are receiving professional counselling and support, and appropriate counselling will be given to the other fishermen who survived this incident,” .

said Creecy.

Tragic shooting claims seven lives Including a child

Gunfire tragically claimed the lives of seven people, including an eight-year-old child, in Willowvale on Sunday..

As per the police report, the series of shootings took place in the Nxanxashe location township.


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