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Zuma to answer questions, strain on Malawi rescue efforts, Soweto looter arrests

President Zuma to answer questions on March 11th:

EWN Correspondent Rahima Essop on this story: the Office ofParliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete has confirmed that President Jacob Zuma will answer questions in Parliament on 11 March - that's nearly seven months after his last question session was cut short when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament (MPs) chanted 'pay back the money'. The EFF was referring to the Public Protector's Nkandla report which found Zuma needed to repay some of the money used to upgrade his private residence. Earlier this month, EFF leader Julius Malema warned if a special sitting is not held before the State of The Nation Addresss set for the 12th of February, his party would use that occasion to demand answers from the President.

Malawi flood rescue mission stalled due to equipment:

Eyewitness News reports, with Govan Whittles on site in Malawi: South African rescue organisation, Rescue SA, have been met with an equipment-related constraint on their R 500 000-worth rescue mission. Their specialised rescue equipment is being held at customs, putting a strain on efforts there. More than 200 people have died and thousands more have been displaced by heavy rains in the country. Malawi’s High Commissioner to South Africa Stella Ndau says over 400 schools have been destroyed by heavy rains and flooding over the past three weeks. Rescue SA is in Malawi, through the generous support of Old Mutual, who committed R 300 000 to the cause.

If you would like to pledge your support, please go to www.rescue-sa.co.za

Mass arrests for Soweto looters:

EWN Correspondent Thando Kubheka on this story: police have arrested 39 people in Doornkop, Soweto, in connection with looting foreign-owned shops on Monday after a 14-year-old boy was shot & killed. Violence also followed the shooting incident, which started on Monday, after a business owner shot and killed the boy in question, who had apparently robbed his store. The businessman has since been arrested and faces court action soon. The unrest has since also spread to other parts of Soweto, including Emdeni, Zola and Protea Glen. Foreign shop owners in Soweto say they don't know why they're being targeted, as they are merely trying to make an honest living for their families.


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