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Last Nigeria collapse victims returned, Majakaneng demands, Mngxitama vs EFF

Return of remains of last 11 victims of Nigeria collapse

EWN's Mia Lindeque and Vumani Mkhize on this story: Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says with the remains of all 85 South Africans who were killed in the Nigerian building collapse finally back home, he hopes families will be able to get some closure. In September last year, 116 people died at the Synagogue Church of All Nations’ guesthouse when the building caved in. EWN was at the Waterkloof Air Force Base when a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) aircraft transporting the last group of victims arrived from Lagos early this morning. The SANDF's C130 aircraft touched down at the Air Force Base just after 1am. Acting High Commissioner for Nigeria in South Africa, Martin Cobham, says the Synagogue Church of All Nations’ pastor TB Joshua must be held accountable for the tragedy: “We cannot just move on.”

Watch the repatriation as it happened here

The fight for water access in Majakaneng

EWN's Barry Bateman and Kgothatso Mogale on this story: the small North Western-village of Majakaneng near Brits is one of various areas around the country currently embroiled in service delivery protests.

Watch a video with residents stating their demands for water access, here.

Mngxitama's claims on corruption within the EFF

City Press on this story: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has hit back at party member Andile Mngxitama following his damning comments in an exclusive interview with the SABC on Thursday evening.

In the interview, Mngxitama spoke openly about the EFF’s decision to support convicted murderer Papiki Babuile, and expressed growing concerns of a lack of accountability in the party which he likened to the ANC: “Our party is taking a position to continue to pay the salary of a convicted murder. This suggests that out party is failing in upholding a very high standard that we set for others for accountability and also fighting corruption."

In its scathing response, the EFF denied the claim made by Mngxitama: “There is a process of appeal and the EFF will stand with him (Babuile) until the legal process is fully exhausted. The EFF is also not paying him any salary and the North West provincial legislature has also since discontinued his membership of the legislature. Therefore, fighter Mngxitama is raising false alarms aimed only at painting the leadership of the EFF in bad light.”

Watch Mngxitama making these claims on SABC News below

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