South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday, 28 May

Here are today’s latest news and headlines. Images: Stock/Canva

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday, 28 May

In the latest news in South Africa on Tuesday, 28 May, the first proper SNOW of the season is possible this weekend.

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday, 28 May

Here are today’s latest news and headlines. Images: Stock/Canva

We’ve got the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Tuesday, 28 May.

A steep temperature drop could drop low enough for the first proper SNOW of the season.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening, but some say it was a misuse of government resources for the ANC.

Meanwhile, the MK Party has questioned why the IEC allowed expelled leader Jabulani Khumalo at the Results Operation Centre.

Authorities have urged motorists to use alternative routes as they have closed several roads. Coming into and out of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape due to alleged taxi violence.

Additional Public Order Policing units are being deployed in KwaZulu-Natal and Mthatha to bolster existing crime combatting efforts.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Tuesday, 28 May

First SNOW of the season possible this weekend 

Brace yourselves, as the weather services have hinted at a significant event- a steep temperature drop that could bring the first proper SNOW of the season! 

A steep temperature drop could drop low enough for the first proper SNOW of the season. 

Was Ramaphosa’s address a misuse of government resources for the ANC? 

Do you think President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address on Sunday evening was a misuse of government resources for the ANC? 

Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Groenewald said earlier today that the media already evidently concluded that no compelling issue warranted a public address by the head of state.

Blocked roads, looting and violence reported in the Eastern Cape

Authorities have urged motorists to use alternative routes as they have closed several roads coming into and out of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape due to alleged taxi violence.

Trucks were also allegedly looted during the blockading of roads on Monday, 27 May. 

UMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party formally wrote a letter to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) questioning why it granted expelled party leader Jabulani Khumalo access to the National Results Operations Centre (ROC) in Midrand.

The party has also threatened legal action against the Commission if it does not respond by Monday, 27 May. 

SAPS boosts police presence in KZN and Eastern Cape for election security

In a significant move to enhance law enforcement in KwaZulu-Natal and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, additional Public Order Policing (POP) units are being deployed to bolster existing crime combatting efforts.

During a send-off parade in Harrismith, the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Fannie Masemola, highlighted this initiative while addressing over 700 POP officers.

LATEST NEWS: WEATHER FORECAST, Tuesday, 28 May

Take a look at weather forecasts for all nine provinces here.