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South African news today: Your headlines in five minutes for Tuesday 23 October

In our South African news today round-up, we’ve got more on the alleged rape of a nine-year-old in a Cape Town spaza shop.

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Plenty to get through in Tuesday’s South African news today wrap, including a concerning story of a young girl’s rape in Cape Town and the latest allegations aimed at Patricia de Lille.

South African news today, Tuesday 23 October

ANC report rape of a nine-year-old by spaza shop owner

The Albert Luthuli branch of the ANC revealed that they received news alleging that an unnamed foreign national had sexually assaulted a nine-year-old child at his spaza shop in Klipfontein. On Tuesday, they confirmed that foreign-owned shops in the area were shut down for three days.

Patricia de Lille in fresh corruption allegations

The outgoing Cape Town mayor is facing some hefty allegations of corruption charges. She’s accused of misappropriating funds from Chinese bus manufacturing giant BYD, who were contracted to provide electric buses for the city. [Read more: TimesLive]

Verulam mosque attackers on trial

The alleged kingpin behind the Durban bombings and Verulam mosque attack had his day in court on Monday. Farhad Hoomer, a 41-year-old businessman and millionaire, was traced due to the activity of his now-deceased wife’s cell phone. [Read more: TimesLive]

Timothy Omotoso trial goes wild

The second week of this trial started in acrimonious fashion. First, defence lawyer Peter Daubermann expressed his doubts that his client could get a fair trial, before dramatically asking for both the judge and himself to be recused from the case. Mandela Makuala refused, with proceedings restarting on Thursday.

Hannah Cornelius latest updates

DNA expert Warrant Officer Blanche Stubbs took to the stand at the high court in Cape Town on Monday. Her testimony could prove crucial, as she presented evidence that linked Geraldo Parsons and Vernon Witbooi’s fingerprints to items found near the crime scene.

Rand value

Rocking steady at R14.35. Change should be on the horizon for tomorrow’s Mid Term Budget Speech.

M1 shooting

A brazen attempted murder played out on a busy Johannesburg freeway on Monday. It’s transpired that the M1 shooting saw a member of the Hawks wounded, before having his belongings taken.

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