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TB Joshua's invitation to local victim's families & What made Joe Cocker famous?

The Justice Project SA says it’s vindicated by the Public Protector's finding that the Johannesburg Metro Police acted improperly when it sent fines by ordinary post instead of registered mail. Last week, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said in a report that the JMPD acted improperly when it sent fines by ordinary post instead of registered mail.

So if you got a fine in the post between 1st June 2010 and 21st December 2012 - a 32 month period - it can be considered illegal.

Hear comment from Howard Dembovski of the Justice Project and the Road Traffic Management Corporation’s Thabo Tsholetsane…

The families of the victims of the Nigerian building collapse will be visiting televangislist Pastor TB Joshua over the festive season to take part in a candle light service at the church. Joshua has invited them to spend Christmas and New Year with him. 84 South Africans were killed when the Synagogue Church of Nations collapsed in September, 11 people have not yet been identified.

Samson Omale reports from Lagos….

The Western Cape High Court has ruled in favour of the EFF's request for an urgent interdict against sanctions implemented by Parliament against 20 of its MPs. The matter came before the court on Friday, but was adjourned after Judge Dennis Davis heard arguments from Dumisa Ntsebeza, for the EFF, and Willie Duminy, for Parliament.

The EFF saught relief from the findings of a report by Parliament's Powers and Privileges Committee, which resulted in 20 of its MPs being found guilty of contempt of Parliament. EWN's Rahima Essop...

And for those who have forgotten Joe Cocker’s contribution to music... The Music Guru Sean Brokensha unpacks a career spanning decades following the news of his death from lung cancer.


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