Nigeria collapse, Shivambu's middle finger, Scottish referendum - Today's Big 3

South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Louis Mnguni has given an update on recovery efforts at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria saying they are expecting to make visits to more mortuaries. Speaking on the John Robbie Show, Mnguni stated difficulties in identifying bodies, urging affected families and those with information to email the Department of International Relations+Cooperation at consular@dirco.gov.za or call 012-351-1000.

While body recovery takes priority currently, questions around the cause of the crash remain unanswered, with an investigation underway. The church - in its statement - maintains this is an attack on them and their leader TB Joshua. Cape Talk breakfast host Kieno Kammies had Lagos State Executive Council's Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, Olutoyin Ayinde. Ayinde would be an authority that would approve plans for having the Synagogue Church Of All Nations - and other structures in Nigeria - built.

Meanwhile Parliamentary novices the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have been known to frequently shake things up in the National Assembly. EFF MP Floyd Shivambu reportedly showed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa 'the middle finger' in session. This followed the EFF Commander-In-Chief Julius Malema's directing responsibility for the tragic events of Marikana in 2012 towards Ramaphosa (Pic by eNCA).

Malema has since defended his stance on the Redi Tlhabi Show saying: 'I just see a group of criminals and crooks and I'm no longer there'.

ANC Parliamentary Spokesperson Moloto Mothapo meanwhile asserts that the EFF hasn't made a sufficient contribution to Parliament, stating that they are merely 'playing to headlines through anarchy'.

Further afield in the United Kingdom: Scottish citizens are this afternoon going to participate in a historic referendum - voting 'Yes' for Scottish independence or 'No' to stay a part of the UK. What is the importance of this referendum and why should non-Brits care? An explainer:

You have the background to the Scottish Referendum - what is the mood on the ground? Early Breakfast's Koketso Sachane had Scottish citizen journalist Marina Forbes on to comment on general sentiment.

Article by: Tando Ntunja


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